Slow Crawl Passports & Pins are here--stay tuned for summer fun!
More details will be emerging in the next couple of months, but Yarn Folk is participating in the 2019 Pacific Northwest Slow Crawl. If you’re traveling this summer, there’s fun to be had supporting the participating shops, with incentives for visiting all or just a few. Find more details at www.slowcrawl.com, and watch this space for further details.
In the meantime, Passports are available for $10 each, and Slow Crawl pins are $6 each! Slow Crawl begins on May 24th, and continues all summer, ending September 2nd.
Single ply fingering weight in 14 happy colors from Lady Dye Yarns of Boston! Diane Ivey has been dyeing in small batches since 2010, and is inspired by street art and urban life. Last year, she introduced a range of colors inspired by the actors from the Black Panther film, which are included in the vibrant choices you see here. Must. knit. faster. so I can cast on a project with this joyous stuff!
I read lots of articles about the mental health benefits of knitting, crochet, and other handwork, but I found this piece especially touching. It appeared in The Daily Evergreen, and its author, Chloe Grundmeier, is a student at WSU.
There are so many excellent reasons to engage with the fiber arts, and for some people they are a tangible path to better mental health.
I’m one big step closer to casting on for Kirsten Kapur’s Bradford Road—namely, I wound nine skeins of Malabrigo Lace for the project!
Beverly, my rep for Skacel, Blue Sky Fibers, and more, is directly responsible for this turn of events, as nearly every recent discussion has included, “you know what would make a great Bradford Road?” You can take a look at her (first) version here.
I’m using the Lace held double, but there lots of other yarns that would be dreamy. So fun to play with color combos!