Friday Tidbits

 

Some things!

1) This evening, 5-7pm, Hawks Hat KAL continues. If you can cast on, knit and purl, I can coach you from there! Three balls of Cascade 220 Superwash makes at least two hats. (Three if you are creative and swap around the main colors.) Laurie Sundstrom’s great pattern is free, and so is the knitalong when you buy your materials at Yarn Folk
2) Pretty yarn on a rainy day! I only had a few skeins of the beautiful Soie (50% silk 50% merino fingering weight) yarn from Phydeaux Designs left, but Brenda sent more. It has the most beautiful lustre.

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3) Bulky yarn, quick knit! I took a pic before I plunked this Drop Stitch Cowl into the bath, but I used one skein of Bear Creek from Kraemer yarns, and finished the project in under three hours last night!

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Friday!

Can you live with yourself if the Seahawks lose because you don’t learn to knit this hat?

Fridays in October, 5-7 pm, come to Yarn Folk for a supported knitalong using the great Hawks Hat–free pattern by Laurie Sundstrom. A couple of things to know: this project assumes you can cast on, knit, purl, and knit in the round. And there is no cost to participate, as long as your materials are purchased at Yarn Folk.

If your experience with two color knitting is limited, I can help, and I have also made a couple of small changes to the pattern, which I am happy to share.

Attend on a drop-in basis–no need to commit to every Friday. Contact me if you need more information, and check out the updated class schedule!

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New Kenzie colors

A few of them, anyway. So pretty!

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Latest newsletter

You can read it here–and if you’re not signed up, add yourself to my mailing list in the right hand column of this page!

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Learn to Cable

Because with Cabled Boot Cuffs, even your Bogs can be cute.

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New stuff

New colors of Schoppel Wolle Gradient, plus some Zauberball. Back to unpacking boxes.

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It’s an iliuuuuuusion…

Illusion knitting is a fairly simple technique, but it can yield fascinating results.  This class will be working with a pattern from Wooly Thoughts–check out their amazing applications of the technique here.

The purple heart pillow is a sample of the class project (other simple shapes are options), and the teddy bear is one of instructor Sandy’s more involved samples.

Illusion Knitting, October 4th, 10am-1:30pm, $35 + supplies.  Please call, email, or stop in to enroll!

 

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And from an angle…

 

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Oh hey, Bear, I REALLY see you!

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Class samples

The Learn to Knit Hat series starts next Tuesday (September 13) from 7-9 pm, and meets at the same time for the following two weeks.  Learn to cast on, knit, purl, do left- and right-slanting decreases, knit flat, knit in the round, knit in the round using two circulars, and read a pattern!  $60 + supplies.  Call, email, or stop in to enroll!

 

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Need warm feet?  Socks are what made me want to learn to knit.  You know how to cast on, knit, purl, and work in the round.  You will learn to work a slip-stitch heel flap, turn a short-row heel, pick up gusset stitches and decrease the gusset, shape a toe, and kitchener the toe opening.  $60 + supplies.

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Or maybe you were thinking of learning to crochet?  Or if you know a little, you’d like to improve your skills? One hook, one stitch at a time.  One four-hour session, September 20th, 10 am-2 pm.  Class project is an adorable baby blanket, suitable for stroller or car seat. $40 + supplies.

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A day in the life

Monday at home. Ordering yarn. Coffee required.

 

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Malabrigo

Pile of Malabrigo. There’s some Rios, some Worsted, and a bunch of Sock in there.

Also, check out class info for September and October.

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