Eclipse, Eclipse, Eclipse.
Did you haaaaapppen to hear there's a total eclipse visible from Nashville next Monday, August 21? Well, there is! We'll be closed all day that day, mainly eating all these solar/lunar-related snack items...but we'll pop outside during the magic moment just to see what all the hubbub is about.
Oh, and we've decided to add all future North American total eclipses to our schedules, so please make a note on your calendar that we will also be closed April 8, 2024.
Fresh Off Our Needles!
The Bateaux Mouches, worn either as a shawl or a scarf, really epitomizes "easy"! There's only one row to remember and lace-weight yarns held double knit up quickly into a loose garter stitch. We held one strand of Juniper Moon Farm Findley Dappled along with one strand of Isager Alpaca 1 to create a truly unique color. It's hard to pick just one adjective to describe the fabric...squooshy...sproingy...springooshy? Luscious, let's just go with that. Luscious. Pick your favorite color of the Findley Dappled, pair it with 2 skeins of your favorite Alpaca 1, throw in a US 7 needle, add the pattern, and you're good to go!
Our sample was knit with one skein of Findley Dappled in color 122 (Arcadia) and two skeins of Alpaca 1 in color 2s (lt. grey).
The Fair Is in the Air!
It's that time of year! The Tennessee State Fair is coming up soon -- Sept. 8-17. It's not alllll about Ferris wheels and corn dogs (though it is definitely about those too!) -- it's also a great place to take a look at a lot of fiber-related things...the Fair is loaded up with livestock, demonstrations and competitions that are all directly related to the hobby we all love...whether it's knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, needlework, felting...the list goes on!
We encourage you to enter a Creative Arts category (you can see the list here); the more entries there are, the more people can see how vibrant our community is! Haus of Yarn-ers have done well in the past...help keep the streak alive. Plus, you might win a pretty ribbon!