April 11, 2023
WHO: You, friend!
WHAT: An all-day party to celebrate 10 years of Yarn Folk
WHEN: Saturday, April 15th 9am - 4pm
WHERE: 304 N Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA and online at yarnfolk.com
WHY: Because Yarn Folk *is* you, and we want to say thank you!
Current open hours are Monday - Thursday, 7am-3:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.
Join us around the big table for a couple of hours of convivial stitching.
Start at the Ellensburg Downtown Association office, 109 E. Third to pick up your bingo card and list of participating businesses, then sip, shop, dine, play bingo, and win fabulous prizes! For each $20 you spend, you'll be entered to win one of two huge gift baskets with merchandise and gift certificates from participating locations.
For the sixth annual Local Yarn Store Day, we'll be celebrating our customers with exclusive merchandise, free pattern offers, and more.
We're bringing back this month-long challenge--you only have to commit to a few stitches a day to enter for prizes at the end.
Let's talk about door prizes!
And don't forget: we've also got some fun goodie bags to give away with purchases on Saturday (again, in person and online, while supplies last, one per person). Custom swag, a small fiber project, some small treats--I really wanted to make these a special thank you, and I hope you like them!
Custom colors will be here for you to see in person, and they will go live at yarnfolk.com on Saturday morning. (There will be an easy-to-find link on the landing page.)
I finished listening to the audiobook of Peggy Orenstein's Unraveling (fantastic), and she pieced together some facts that I knew separately, but had never considered together.
Viking longships date from the 9th-11th centuries. Their sails were woven from flax or wool, treated for water-resistance.
Spinning wheels date from the 14th century.
Longship sails were not just handwoven (and sometimes dyed), they were handspun on a spindle.
I'm still gobsmacked by that thought!
This 2016 article from Hakai Magazine (which "explores science, society, and the environment in compelling narratives that highlight coastal life around the world") is a fascinating look at the role of wool in Viking societies. It's also available in audio format here.
I thought I might finish the Photography Shawl in Loch Lomond--but that was a goal that did not comport with reality. I did make some visible progress on PetiteKnit's Ingrid Slipover in Hudson + West Forge--it's joined in the round, and I'm working through the body chart now.
I also started a couple of sample projects for Local Yarn Shop Day--but you'll have to check back closer to the 29th for details on those!
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