At the Fair

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A few photos from the Kittitas County Fair…

(Video link here.)

 
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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Project Circle

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

Join us to work on your longer term projects!

September Sock Club

September 6, 13, 20, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Friday night sock knitting—whether you’ve knit dozens of pairs or are just getting started. This is not a formal class, but if you’ve never knit a sock before, we’ve got suggestions for several beginner-friendly patterns, and help will be available.

Oh Gnome You Didn’t!

September 11, 18, 25, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Sarah Schira’s gnomes are delightful tiny knitting projects, and Oh Gnome You Didn’t is her upcoming mystery knitalong. In these sessions, we’ll work on all clues released to day, meeting for the last time the day before the final clue drops. Pattern calls for fingering weight yarn; choose DK for a larger finished gnome.

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...to anticipate

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These reusable bags from YaYbags come in a variety of fresh, modern prints. They are durable, hold lots (whether your project, or just groceries), and are machine washable..

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That feeling when: you realize that your vendor never issued the UPS call ticket for the accidental double order of BFL/Cashmere/Silk LYS Day 2019 yarn you received back in May, and you offer to just pay for it at this point, and you have a fresh new batch of this beautiful stuff….

...to inspire

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One of the most popular events at the Minnesota State Fair is the Lama Costume Contest. (“Lama” with one L is the genus that includes both llamas and alpacas.) One of the judging criterion is how completely the animal is covered—the house from the movie “Up,” above, excelled here, don’t you think?

The creativity displayed by the 4-H handlers who take part in this annual event is the sort of fiber-adjacent inspiration Yarn Folk loves. To see more, check out this Twitter thread, this video from the 2018 contest, or this in-depth profile of a contestant from 2017.

...to stitch

 
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Hipster Cowl

Joji Locatelli’s Hipster Cowl in Plymouth Yarn Merino Textura. Just a heads up, despite the fact that I checked availability prior to starting the sample, this color is currently backordered, but we have many other great colors that would make this wearable transitional cowl—wear it as a single loop for style, double it up under a jacket for snuggly warmth.

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Tina Tse’s Blooming Texture Shawl uses two colors, combining stripes, slipped stitches, and lace. The pattern is written for two fingering weight yarns; I’m substituting Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Loft mohair in Rock Creek Park for color B. Earl Grey Fiber Company’s Chamomile Sock in Sugared Flowers is Color A.

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