Fresh off Our Needles!
If you're anything like us, summer travel plans are on the horizon and we think we've found two perfect, portable projects for a little sum-sum-summertime knitting! Both the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl and Soul Warmer cowl are lovely little patterns to while away the hours; there are no complex stitches - it's just a matter of assembling some stripes, textures and lace in any combination that suits you.
We've sampled both using one of the adorable mini bundles of Fino from Manos del Uruguay. A blend of silk and merino, each bundle has five mini skeins totaling 490 yards of light fingering weight yarn. Although the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl pattern is actually written for, ummm, three colors, we veered outside the lines and knit ours with five (the Beatrix colorway)...same goes for the Soul Warmer; the pattern is written for six colors, we knit ours using only five (the Clarissa colorway)! Change it up! Live a little! The Fino Mini Bundles have more than enough yardage for you to play around with placement of color and we've got seven different bundle options in-stock and ready for you to get your hands on!
Yay! Another Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show!
Don't forget: we've got a fantastic Brooklyn Tweed trunk show on display now - It's a gorgeous mix of scarves and sweaters by Jared Flood, all using BT's signature Shelter or Loft (we've got the entire BT spectrum of both in stock). We're particularly taken with these four sweaters (clockwise from upper left): Agnes, Breton, Hawser and Corvid. As usual with Flood's designs, the beauty is in the details -- we've got this batch until the 20th... don't miss it!
Save the Date: Middle TN Fiber Fest
The Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival is right around the corner! Located in Dickson, TN, at the Dickson County Fairgrounds on May 25th and 26th, it'll be open that Friday from 12-6 and Saturday from 9-5. We love the local flavor of this festival, now in its eleventh year (and the chicken salad in the concession stand has always been terrific). We'll be there in the Yarn Bus, along with loads of other vendors! Shop around! Take a class! See you there!?
Let's face it: we ALL make mistakes when we knit. We drop a stitch or forget a yarnover and don't see it until the next row...and sometimes we're not quiiiite sure how to fix it! If this sounds a little too familiar to you, you need to take Sue's class! If you take just ONE class this year...we think this one is THE ONE! It's a super-empowering feeling when you make a mistake but you know you can, in fact, fix it!
Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, $35. Call the shop to register! 615-354-1007
*There's homework required for this one, you'll find the details here.
Beginning Sock Class!
We've just added two new sessions of Leah's incredibly popular class "Beginning Socks on Two Circs" to the schedule! This class consists of three sessions held over three weeks. Check those calendars, make a plan and call to register! 615-354-1007
June 2nd, 2pm-4pm; June 9th, 2pm-5pm & June 30th, 2pm-4pm
July 28th, 2pm-4pm; August 11th, 2pm-5pm & August 18th, 2pm-4pm
Can't make it in person!? Leah has (finally!) uploaded her Boot Camp Sock tutorial pattern to Ravelry! This pattern will take you step-by-step through the process of working socks on two circs. It's written for worsted weight yarn, which lessens the intimidation factor - and you'll make visible progress quite quickly! We used two skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran (in Natural and Rum Paradise) for our sample.
But Wait! There Are Even MORE Classes!
Beginning Stranded Knitting
Learn stranded color work that's alllllmost Fair Isle! You'll make this hat that's as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside....and don't be afraid - the yarn does some of the work for you! Saturday, July 21st, noon to 4pm, Call the store to register! 615-354-1007
*There's a teensy bit of homework for this one, details can be found here.
Want to know what's so great about Ravelry and its many uses? We adore Ravelry (almost as much as we love shop-dog Stanley) and we'd love to share some of its many uses, features and secrets with you during this one-hour workshop. Saturday, July 7th, 2pm-3pm. Call the store to register! 615-354-1007