Yarns in the Farms is open for in-person shopping: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am - 2pm, Saturday from 11am - 5pm, and Sunday from 1-5pm. Our online shop remains open as well and we're still shipping and doing contactless pickups. Please, don't hesitate to reach out to us if we can assist in any way.
[NB: Unless otherwise specified, yarn, needle, accessory, and book links/images will take you to our website and pattern links/images will take you to Ravelry.]
We have another schedule change to announce and we think you're going to like this one!
After a looong hiatus, we're bringing back Sunday hours. Beginning this Sunday, the 17th, we'll be open from 1-5pm.
Sundays have historically been a pretty slow day for us which is why they went the way of the dodo for a while. But with our limited weekday hours these days we thought it was time to bring them back into existence. Help us keep them on the schedule and shop with us on a Sunday!
Let's get to the good stuff...
Crafty Countdown - Week 2
Whose hands are starting to get a little chilly when out walking the dog in the morning or popping down the driveway to grab the paper?
Since we're still feeling optimistic about how long we have to finish our gifts, let's think about fingering weight mittens this week!
For the crocheters (top to bottom, left to right) - Basic Mittens, Mittens, E Mittens, Hedera Mittens
For the knitters (top to bottom, left to right) - Better Together Mittens, Hely, School Mittens, Sagostad
We love the idea of jazzing up a plain pair of mittens with self striping/patterning yarn (like the crochet "Mittens") or holding several strands together to make squishy, hard-wearing, marvelous marls (like the knit "School Mittens").
Our fingering weight shelves are stuffed with yarns that would be great for all of these patterns. Need a recommendation on what would be best for a particular one? Come on over or shoot us an email, we're glad to help!
Our beautiful, exclusive colorways from Round Mountain Fibers -
Blue Lobster (above) and Lobster Blue (below) - are back. This fingering weight is great for everything from shawls to sweaters to mittens (see above!).
A note that this batch of Lobster Blue is much more purple-leaning than previous ones. We have a few skeins of the blue-er version at the shop but if you purchase online you will receive the new purple-y skeins.
These colors always fly off the shelves when they arrive so be sure to get yours quick!
Available for pre-order - the newest edition of Making Magazine
No 12 Dusk officially releases on October 29th but you can pre-order your copy now and we'll have it ready for you to pick up (or pop it in the mail for you) on release day.
Want a sneak peek inside?
Speaking of cozy hands... who wants to learn make Thrummed Mittens?
Fresh off of 3 sold out virtual classes for Shetland Wool Week, Helene is back to teach her thrummed mitten class! She's doing it virtually for us as well so everyone can join in the fun regardless of how far away you live or how comfortable you are in groups these days.
Class will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, November 30th from 6:00-8:00pm.
We're waiting for delivery of the fiber needed for our kits and as soon as it arrives we'll be posting the class. Stay tuned to our emails and social media to know as soon as everything launches!
October 16th - Novice Sweater (class #1)
October 18th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #3)
October 23rd - Novice Sweater (class #2)
October 25th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
October 27th - Let's Learn to Steek Class (pm)
October 30th - Novice Sweater (class #3)
November 6th - Novice Sweater (class #4)
November 30th - Thrummed Mittens with Helene (online - coming soon!)
Berroco Project of the Week
(Yarn and pattern links in this section will take you to Berroco's pages for the design and the yarn.)
A Great Gift
This week's project - Waitsfield - would make a wonderful present for someone in your life.
Knit using the mosaic stitch popularized by Berroco's Fern Lake Blanket, this scarf uses 3 colors of Mochi to create a cozy, color-blending scarf. The finished size is 15" x 70", ready to keep even your chilliest friend warm.
Mochi retails for $12/ball and comes in these 12 colors.
The sample shown uses 2 balls each of Garnet, Red Bean, and Vanilla, if you'd like to duplicate it. Otherwise, pick your 3 favorites and get to knitting (we think those lighter shades would make for some gorgeous color washes).
As always there is an additional $7 shipping charge for these drop ship orders so Berroco can send them straight to your door.
Want to order one of these kits? Go to Berroco's pages for the design and yarn to check out the details and choose your size and color (clicking on the links/pictures above will take you straight to them!). Then click here and send us an email. We'll be in touch to confirm your information and process your payment.
Is there an older Project of the Week that you're still thinking about? We can likely still get it! Check the Berroco 1-2-3 Dropship Store to figure out all the details and then use the email link above to send us a message.
World Mental Health Day was the other day (10/10) and we all know about the mental health benefits of the fiber arts... these folks in CA and IA are taking advantage of them too!
We've shown you Normalynn Ablao's crochet food art before but MyModernMet has a roundup with some gorgeous photos that shouldn't be missed.
This Nashville mom is donating handknit hats to foster children for every donation made to a GoFundMe set up to help with adoption costs.
Did you know actress Sutton Foster of Broadway fame is a serious crafter and crocheter? She's talking all about it in her new book "Hooked".
Is Tom Daley thinking about releasing a knitwear collection?
3 Ways Crochet Can Increase Your Happiness
Icelandic Textile Artist, Yrurari, is breaking the knitting mold one hot dog sweater at a time.
Still can't get enough of UK postbox toppers!
94 year old Peggy is hard at work knitting comfort bears and dolls to donate to her local police agencies.
Yarn bombing as a way to make a recent addition to the town prettier.
More yarn bombing and community building, this time on the streets of New York.
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Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
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