A Busy First Weekend!
He's a pro at untangling yarn. He growls at it and it winds itself into a perfect ball!
A Whirl of a Crawl!
The first four days of the Yarn Crawl have been super busy! it was a zoo in here over the weekend— a zoo full of happy people immersed in yarn fumes. We've even had a few Crawlers turn in completed passports already!
We have stamped over 300 passports and given out more than 500 patterns! We have made new friends and hugged long-time customers! And there are still 6 more days to go!
We're Big Happy Drips
Our dripping-paint/melted-crayon patterns have gotten a great reception from Crawlers! Both are based on the curtains in Wendy's yarn room (click for pic). Dawn created a crocheted modular drawstring cowl and Wendy knitted a melted cuff for her sock pattern. Both will be available for sale on Ravelry or in-shop at the end of the Crawl.
There is an OOPS in the sock pattern. The printer accidentally blocked a small part of the chart for the cuff. But never fear, there's a digital version that has an unobstructed chart as well as row-by-row cuff instructions (for the chart averse) and detailed instructions for those new to sock knitting. To get the free digital version, simply go to this link and use the coupon code provided in the print version!
We'll start winding again on Monday after Crawl!
Monday-Friday, October 8-12
Wollmeise Trunk Show! Yup, you heard right— we've gotten our hands on some more of this fabulous yarn (it's Wendy's Gold Standard yarn for socks). We have limited amounts of both Pure and Twin this week only!
Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14
The Knitting Artist is one of the our unique indie dyers. Not only does she make beautiful yarn, but she also paints, making stunning yarnscapes in oils. Prints of her art are available, as well as yarn that evokes the same feel as her art.
Make sure your Passport is turned in by 6 pm on Sunday, October 14 to be entered for the Grand Prizes (Prizes for getting to 8, 14, or all 18 shops)!
Have you gotten a ton of new sock yarn while Yarn Crawling? Or just have sock yarn that doesn't want to be socks? Here's a great crochet idea - the Turnabout Cowl from Carissa Browning. This FREE pattern uses granny-style double-crochet clusters to make a super cute cowl!
New Stuff and Restocks
We got in a BIG Cascade order. We're trying to get it all checked in and in the cubbies while taking care of Yarn Crawlers. We've also got yarn from Crafting My Chaos, Blue Mule and Kyla's Lab that we wouldn't let them take home after their trunk shows and Turtle Looms that Bluebonnet Crafters left behind. So if you missed their shows, you can still get their goodies!
The Tip Jar
To figure out your size for a pattern, measure a top that fits you well, and compare that to the finished size on the pattern (often found on the pattern schematic). That way you get a sweater that fits the way you like it.
Wednesday, October 10 & October 21 from 6-8 pm, $33
You know you love Wendy's tips and hints and wish she could help you with every project! Well, now she can! Bring your projects and we'll all learn together from each other's challenges. Make your knitting look professional and lose all your fears!
One 2-hour session
My First Socks
Thursday, October 11, 18, & 25 from 6-8 pm, $48
Warm your toes with this class! Learn about the parts of a sock and the skills needed to make a perfectly fitted sock from cuff to toe.
Three 2-hour sessions
Monday, October 15, 22, & 29 from 6-8 pm, $48
In this class you will learn to increase and decrease, to knit in the round, to read a knitting pattern, and some fun new stitch patterns. FREE patterns are included for a hat, a baby blanket, felted coasters and more. By the end of class you will have a finished hat, knit seamlessly in the round!
Three 2-hour sessions
Make & Take: Pom-Pom Halloween Ornaments
Sunday, October 14, drop in anytime between noon and 5 pm
Make a scary Halloween Ornament! Choose from Spider, Bat, Ghost, or Jack-O-Lantern and take your new ornament home to decorate your favorite haunts!
No knit or crochet experience needed! Anyone can do this!
No need to sign up - just drop in and grab a seat as they become available!
(Not Your) Grandma's Slippers
Wednesday, October 17 & 24 from 6-8 pm, $33
Do you remember these slippers from back in the day? I think everyone’s Grandma made them. The old-fashioned version is garter stitch and ribbing knitted flat, then sewn up with seams at the back of the heel and the top of the foot. Wendy’s new and improved version is just as quick and almost as easy, but done with NO SEAMS so that the foot stays happy and comfortable for an entire day of hanging out in your pajamas. You can even wear them to bed for soft fluffy bed socks.
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Saturday, October 20 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. We’ll cover weaving terminology, direct warping, winding and managing shuttles, achieving a balanced weave and basic finishing techniques. As time allows, we’ll discuss weaving drafts, yarn choices for weaving, pattern planning and alternate methods of warping.
Field of Seams
Sunday, October 21 & 28 from noon-2 pm, $33
We all love to knit, but hate to sew the pieces together! Not any more. Learn the secrets to perfect finishing – nearly invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of neckline stitches (without counting!) and much, much more. There is homework for this class – you MUST have these swatches finished before class.
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