Open July 3rd, and July 5th...not the 4th, though!
I'll be knitting
Yarn Folk will be open on Tuesday, July 3rd (when I'll mostly be working on my Four Day KAL sweater), but will be closed on July 4th. I've found that most shops in downtown Ellensburg are closed for the holiday, and rather than watching the tumbleweeds blow down Pearl Street, my plan is to stay home, and hopefully finish the Beekeeper!
(in the context of Japanese popular culture) cute.
"she paints elephants that are extremely kawaii"
the quality of being cute, or items that are cute.
"even in a cosmopolitan city like Tokyo, kawaii is everywhere"
ALSO: back in stock--Akerworks Swatch Gauges
KNITTED WIT HERSTORY SOCK CLUB
There is usually a ten-day embargo on sharing images of the most recent Herstory Sock Club colors on social media, and while June's colorway only just became eligible for show and tell, I somehow missed sharing May's offering, so here are both!
The May colorway (on the right) is "Prendre le Coeur (Take Heart)" and was inspired by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who discovered the human immunodeficiency virus. You can read her story here.
June's colorway, pictured at left, is "Out of This World," and pays tribute to the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova. Learn more about her life and work here.
If you're in a sock-making frame of mind, I think both of these colorways lend themselves to fun contrasting heels and toes, and I found several contenders among the Knitted Wit Smarties. I need to finish the pair of socks on my needles so I can begin a new pair myself! (On a related note, the supply issue with Addi FlexiFlips are starting to resolve, and I have at least a few sets in most of the sock sizes...
Here's how artist Jen Cantwell describes herself:
I am a multidisciplinary designer-maker, cutter, stitcher, conceptual knitter, lover of typography and scribbler of lines who is fascinated by the unfiltered bombardment of images, concepts and information that floods my eyes, ears and brain on a daily basis.
My work takes traditional handskills and mixes them with unrelated materials, methods and technologies to make collage based installations, wall pieces and small objects often with a playful interactive element.
This carries forwards into my design practice as an irreverance towards rules and a love of pushing materials and processes to the edges of what I can personally achieve without having to outsource to specialists.
The "Forres Toorie" pictured here used software to translate sounds collected while cycling into visual images, which were then interpreted as Fair Isle knitting patterns. You can visit jencantwell.co.uk/art/ to view additional images, along with other projects incorporating knitting and crochet.
Through the Loops MKAL
What we know: two color asymmetric triangle shawl, using about 400 yards per color of fingering weight yarn. I am using a skein of Malabrigo Sock in Cereza, mainly because I rendered it unsaleable when I accidentally snipped it while opening the bag. I'm combining it with Plymouth Estilo in Natural Heather, which is a single-ply wool/silk blend. If you would like to see what it looks like so far, head over to my project page. There are also spoiler photos in the Through the Loops Ravelry Group.
Finished--in time to free up the Yarn Cozies I was using for the Beekeeper KAL! CoBaSi is a fingering weight yarn, and lighter weight yarns are often the perfect scale for tiny people. I made Clementine in the smallest size (0-3 months), but the medium is sized for 6-9 months, and the large for 12-18 months.