Greetings from space! Here’s what’s been happening around the shop!
We unpack a big box Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply AND Yummy 3-ply. We’ve got an assortment of some of her excellent variegated colorways, including the new Irises, Drunk Watermelon, and Mad Hatter!
We also opened up our newest shipment from Gynx! This time out, we received her sport weight bases in a mix of self-striping and multis. Just think – fantastic self-striping socks in less time than standard fingering weight, without the bulk of worsted socks. Perfect.
We also received Madder Anthology Volume 2. This gorgeous collection from Carrie Bostick Hodge features a collection of garments and accessories sure to inspire.
For our fiber enthusiasts, we are freshly restocked with four different sizes of drop spindles as well as a ton of new roving. Stop by the shop to check it out!
Carson Demers is coming this week! We’re pumped to hosting Carson for a series of workshops on ergonomics and knitting. Carson is a physical therapist, fiber enthusiast, designer and teacher. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community at local yarn shops, guilds, and major knitting events across the country.
Master designer Kirsten Kapur is joining us in early June for two shawl workshops and a book signing! Kirsten’s first book, Kirsten Kapur Designs Shawl Book One, a collection of her best loved shawls, has recently been released and is available at the shop. She will be signing books and sharing the trunk show with us on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am-7 pm. Additionally, Kirsten will be teaching two workshops over the weekend: Top Down Lace Shawl on Friday, May 15 from 3-7 pm ($85) and Duane Park Shawl on Saturday, June 6 from 2-6 pm ($85). Danielle and the yarnistas are contemplating a June knitalong from Kirsten’s designs. Sign up for a workshop to get the inside scoop from the designer herself and then join us in June when we get down to shawl making.
We’ve got a bunch of great classes starting and underway. You can check out our full calendar here.
We love teaching new knitters and crocheters. Our next Introduction to Knitting sessions start Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 4. The next Introduction to Crochet classes kick off Sunday, May 31.
If you’ve already got the basics down, try some of our exciting new classes. Learn to bead your knits this weekend with Beaded Knitting – pulsvarmers. This two-hour class meets on Sunday, May 17 at noon. ($40)
Try your hand at sweaters with our Top Down Raglan – Summer Tee. This three-week class teaches the fundamentals of sweater construction all while knitting a cute summer tee, beginning Monday, June 8. ($80)
Looking for a portable project for the summer months? Learn to make socks with our Beginner Socks from the Toe Up, starting on Saturday, June 13 at 2 pm. ($80)
We’re starting to think about our classes for the summer semester. If there’s something you’d like to see offered, please send us a note at the shop!
We’re thrilled to be hosting the Brooklyn Tweed Winter 2015 trunk show. Stop by the shop before May 17 to this thought-provoking collection. Inspired by a trip to Metropolitan Museum in NYC, the collection includes a variety of high concept and everyday-ready pieces.