Newsletter 505

by Jeremy Lehmann

Discovery Poncho 

Discovery Colors

Discovery Kit

Back in Stock!

The Discovery Poncho is a gorgeous, simple-to-knit poncho kit from Heidi & Lana. Knit with a fingering-weight yarn, it's lightweight and easy to wear and makes for an excellent Fall-into-Spring transition piece. Get this one on your needles now and you'll be ready for Fall! It's also beautifully packaged and ready to give as a gift (or keep for yourself!); we've been sold out of our sampled colorway -- Overalls -- and are so happy to have it back in the shop! We're now stocking it in EIGHT gorgeous colors, including three all new ones!

Each kit contains:

  • 3 skeins of Heidi & Lana Meadow, a fingering weight 50% Merino, 50% Alpaca, 1,320 yards total 
  • Discovery Poncho knitting pattern 
  • Stitch markers 
  • Progress Marker 
  • Row count keeper card & pencil 
  • Tapestry Needle


Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

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!?


Fixing Mistakes 

Fixing Mistakes!

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.


Leah's Sock Class 

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.


Faux Isle Hat  Ravelry 101

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.

Ravelry 101

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

Bus Schedule