Slow Crawl begins Friday!
Visiting Yarn Folk for the Slow Yarn Crawl PNW? The shop pattern for Slow Crawlers is Snowtracks. Featuring cables on the back of the hand and framing the lifeline-style thumb gusset increases, these mittens are available in three sizes and use two balls of one of our favorite yarns, HiKoo Kenzie.
The Slow Crawl begins on May 24th, and continues through the summer, ending on September 2nd. Whether you’re a traveling Crawler passing through, or a Yarn Folk regular exploring the region during your summer travels, Yarn Folk is excited to be part of your Slow Crawl experience!
Included in the shipment from Malabrigo which arrived this week were new colors in Arroyo, the superwash merino sport weight. From top to bottom, Talisman, Secret, Inmortal [sic?], Petrichor, and Wabi-Sabi. Need inspiration? Two skeins is enough for the French Cancan shawl, Pfeilraupe, or Brickless. One will make my Point the Way hat, or the crochet Casper Mountain Cowl. Five is enough for all sizes of the Winterfell Cardigan, many of Old Town (depending on chosen body and sleeve length), and all sizes of Spring Showers.
If you pay attention to the Ravelry home page, you are probably aware of the “Thursday Tips.” (You can locate all of Ravelry’s blog posts tagged “tips” here.) This week, Livia, Ravelry’s newest team member, introduced a new feature, and it just so happens that it has a lot of potential for improving the In-Store sales program. The In-Store sales program allows yarn shops like Yarn Folk to facilitate the purchase of paid patterns—I’m able to enter your information, attach the pattern to your Ravelry library, and print a copy if you like—at no additional cost to you (as long as the pattern designer participates in the program). The biggest sticking point has been when a customer can’t recall their Ravelry user name. There has always been a way to enter the information after the fact, but the new Purchase Finder feature simplifies the process for identifying patterns you have purchased (either through In-Store sales, or while logged out of your Ravelry account, and allows you to link them to your Ravelry account. Not only is the feature a really useful one, Livia outlined her process for developing it. Have a look here, and check to see if you have any patterns that need to be reunited with your library!
One peril of hosting events is that beforehand, I usually do a sweep of my desk and work table, and sometimes that means that projects wind up out of sight for a bit! That was the case with the Nalya Wrap, but it’s been retrieved, and progress has resumed. My first trip through the rainbow featured background and contrast stripes of equal widths; for the second trip through, I continued with the wider background stripes, but worked contrast stripes that are much narrower. Once the staggered chevron shape is established, it’s very easy to modify these widths according to your preference—and the available yarn quantities!