No Ravellenics medal for me! (but lots of focused knitting)

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February is almost over, which means that #28DaysofYourLYS is coming to an end on Instagram! I know I'm not the only yarn shop owner who enjoyed having a month's worth of prompts to share a little more of what makes our shops special! All of Yarn Folk's posts in the series can be found here on Instagram, or at!

(The prompt for Day 5 was STRIPES!)

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Log Cabin Fingerless Mitts (pictured above)
March 7 & 14, (Wednesdays) 5-7pm
$20 + materials

This project is perfect for relatively new knitters--while it primarily uses the knit stitch, you'll learn some basic techniques of modular knitting--including the pick-up-and-knit technique that is used in many sock patterns. You'll also learn the three needle bind off, and get the tiniest of introductions to seaming pieces together. If you've considered the Log Cabin Afghan, this project lets you sample the basic construction.

Brioche Scarf
March 21 & 28, (Wednesdays) 5-7pm
$20 + materials

We'll be using my Brioche Frenzy scarf pattern to learn basic brioche rib, along with built-in i-cord edging, and an i-cord cast on and cast off. We'll also look at how to prevent problems, and how to tink brioche.

Project Circle
March 30 (Friday), 5-7pm
No charge

Join us for monthly large-project circle on Friday. Need inspiration for a new throw? Check here!

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Chilly? Here's a shawl.

I've got a digital notebook of clippings related to miscellaneous fiber-related stories I encounter on the internet. This story profiles Rosalind Larry, head of circulation at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., who has created a small library of shawls for patrons to use when they visit the reading room. Wouldn't you be charmed?

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Needle Keepers

The Needle Keepers are perfect for protecting your needles, and you can bet that any time I'm using wood needles for a project, I'll have one in place to protect from breakage. Also useful if you have an animal that likes to chew on your needles. (My current cats are indifferent to my tools, but I've had kitties that couldn't resist nibbling on needles.)

They are available in 12 different colors, and in single or double capped versions. 

The Akerworks swatch gauges arrived on schedule, and are here as well! stitch

Guernsey Girl for Ladies

The Guernsey Girl for Ladies project did not earn me a podium spot in the 2018 Ravellenics, though I'm *very* close to having a completed sweater. The deciding factor was that the sleeve cuffs and collar all consist of 6" of twisted 1x1 ribbing. That seems like a lot, doesn't it? It is, but the nifty thing is that cuffs and collar are all folded to the inside and tacked down, resulting in a nice double layer at the neck and wrists. I think the effect will be terrific--but it was more twisted ribbing than I could complete by the time the Olympic torch was extinguished. I guess I'll have to set my sights on 2020! 

Sara LeHoullier