One month until the Kittitas County Fair!

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The 2019 Kittitas County Fair is just about a month away! Online and in person entries are accepted from August 1st through August 15, and the late entry period is from August 16-18 for online entries and August 16-25 or in person entries. There is no cost to enter during the regular entry period, and the fee for late entry is only $3. The Fair 101 - How to Enter guide can be found here.

As always, there is no penalty if you don't submit your items! So if you think you might like to enter an item in the fair, go ahead and do it! You can always change your mind later. (Right now? You don’t even need to be DONE with your projects!)

Home Arts exhibits are received in the Home Arts building between 10am and 7pm on Friday, August 23rd. Pick up is on September 2nd (Labor Day), from 6-8pm.

You can find the complete Exhibitor's Guide here. Enter your things--it's fun to see a big range of projects on display, and that only happens if you participate!

(Not a resident of Kittitas County? Here are links to info for the Central Washington State Fair, Chelan County, Grant County and The Puyallup. (Douglas County deadlines have passed.)

 
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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Felting By Hand [one space available]

August 3, 10:00am-1:00pm | Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli | $30 + materials

You’ll never run out of uses for this adorable little felted basket! It’s perfect for holding jewelry, keys, business cards or your favorite candy. Tucked near your knitting spot, it’s an especially pretty way to keep your knitting notions handy.

The basket knits up very quickly and easily, and felting it by hand gives it a classic, finished look.

You’ll be knitting your basket on your own before class meets so that we’ll be ready to jump right in to exploring in-depth how to felt by hand (vs. felting in a washing machine).

Please note: felting by hand is a mildly physical activity. It involves standing, bending over a sink, and lifting a large bowl of water. In addition, we’ll be swishing our knitted baskets in hot water for up to 30 minutes (with the opportunity to take short rests if needed). Please be sure you’re physically ready to felt by hand.

Prerequisite: you should know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

Kumihimo Bracelet

August 10, 10:00am-2:30pm | Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli | $40 + materials

As knitters and crocheters, we all have leftover bits of yarn in our stashes. Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braiding, can be a perfect way to use up some of those leftovers. In this class, you'll have the choice of making an 8-strand spiral bracelet or a 20-strand flower bracelet.

A kumihimo bracelet kit is available for purchase at Yarn Folk -- it contains all the supplies needed to make the kumihimo bracelet class project.

Berroco Fall Yarn Tasting

August 14, 5:00-7:00pm | $12

Berroco Fall Yarn Tasting

August 23, 5:00-7:00pm | $12

Enjoy light refreshments, knittable samples of six Berroco yarns, and preview pattern collections for Fall 2019! Bonus, if you are participating in the Slow Yarn Crawl, collect an extra stamp for attending a yarn tasting!

Project Circle

August 30, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge.

Join us to work on your longer term projects!

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...to anticipate

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Universal Yarn’s Clean Cotton is a terrific affordable option for colorful dishrags The splash-effect dye comes in a range of cheerful colors, and the cotton is 85% cotton / 15% polyester — and 100% recycled.

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I’ll order more soon, but for now there are a few silicone wrist rulers in stock. They are black, and the sizing is adjustable—it’s so fun to have a useful accessory!

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...to inspire

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#placesyoucanknit is one of my favorite hashtags, and I’m so grateful to Liz for having covered the shop while I accompanied Mr. Yarn Folk to the White River 50 endurance race this past weekend. Here are a few pics I grabbed while I was away!

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...to stitch

 
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Second Sock

This pair has been in progress forever, and I finally finished the second sock!

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Breezeway

Breezeway in BFL Sock from Trilogy Yarns, plus a couple of mini skeins for contrast is getting close to the point where the dropped hem is shaped with short rows. Since my previous photo, I’ve added most of the contrast striping, and I’ll use the contrast color for the garter hem, as well.

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