Yarns in the Farms is open for in-person shopping: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11am - 2pm and Saturday from 10am - 4pm. 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.]
A lot of people see the start of the school year as a second new beginning every year, a New Year's part 2 if you will. A new school year for the kids means new teachers, books, and supplies and it can mean the same for us grownups too. A new project, inspiration, technique - whatever strikes your fancy and helps you transition from season to season.
We've loved this yarn for a long time and it's back on the shelves as of today!
Nimbus from Oink Pigments
Nimbus is a fingering weight blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon with 400 yards per skein.
It's both soft and durable and is perfect for shawls, cowls, socks, and sweaters of all kinds. The colors that the folks at Oink come up with are so wonderful and many have cheeky names which makes them even more fun.
Pop over in person to see what we've gotten in or head over to the website for a virtual view.
We said in last week's email that the next Group Help Class was on the 23rd and that's not right. 'Doh! It's actually the evening of the 30th so you still have time to sign up if you want to join in.
Fresh notebooks always make us think of fresh starts.
While you're working on the kids supply lists, why not pick up a new one for yourself?
A huge thanks to everyone who took our classes survey!
A lot of you are ready for in-person classes and so are we. We're going to focus on a mix of workshop and series style classes and keeping groups small - no more than 6 students so we can spread out around the shop.
Some of you expressed interested in learning more about lace, cables, colorwork, and finishing - we already have something all set up for you! Sign up for Beyond the Foundations of Knitting to learn all of those things in one series of classes. (September 13th & 27th and October 18th)
We've heard that a lot of you are interested in steeking and embroidery, we'll be working on both of those so stay tuned.
A few of the things we have on the docket already but haven't arranged dates for yet are:
- a beginner sweater class
- a sock class
- a steeking class that includes top down knitting and stranded colorwork tips and tricks
All of your feedback is invaluable to us and we're grateful you took the time to tell us what you're looking for in a class. If you ever have any other thoughts on classes, feel free to let us know via email. We're always looking for ideas!
The August installment of the Blossoms Garden Club has arrived!
This is Long Flowered Fuschia.
Those colors have us itching to cast on something that help will keep our spirits up when the weather inevitably turns grey. What about you?
Lauren is back with another mindful making class!
Join Lauren to explore mindfulness and gift giving while making a slip-stitch dishtowel that would be a perfect gift for anyone on your knit-worthy list.
When: September 19th, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Where: In Person at Yarns in the Farms
There are 6 spots open for this class so sign up quick if you know you want to join in! Clicking the image or link above will take you directly to the registration page on our website.
This class is being held in person, indoors, when the shop is closed for regular business. Masks will be required for all in attendance.
August 30th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
September 5th - last day to order Just Beachy MKAL kits
September 13th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #1)
September 15th - last day to order Lopi blankets
September 18th - trunk show with Julia Redman (stay tuned!)
September 19th - Mindful Gift Making
September 20th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
September 27th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #2)
October 18th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #3)
October 25th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
Coming Soon, Stay Tuned
Novice Cardigan with Tracy
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.)
Where are our top down sweater fans?
Say hello to "Zoey", this week's Project of the Week.
This lovely lace-yoked pullover may be just the transitional summer/fall sweater of your dreams.
Written for sizes from 33.5" to 69", with a recommended positive ease of 2-4", you'll need US size 3 & 5 needles and a willingness to knit from charts (the yoke pattern is charted only).
It's made in Berroco Cambria, a blend of alpaca, linen, and lyocell, which makes it soft and drapey with an excellent stitch definition. (Don't know what lyocell is? It's a cellulose based fiber that's made from eucalyptus. Maybe you've heard it's brand name, Tencel, somewhere?)
All of these colors would be gorgeous in "Zoey", for sure!
Cambria is a DK weight with 137 yards/hank. Depending on the size you choose, you'll need anywhere from 7-16 hanks of Cambria to make this sweater. This yarn retails for $12/hank.
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.
No, you probably shouldn't serve it for dinner but... crocheted pasta, anyone?
This Billerica college student has turned her pandemic pastime into a small business.
That's it! I'm packing my bags and going to Malaga!
These Irish yarnbombers are raffling a crocheted quilt to raise money for their group.
Crafters faint after figuring out that Tom Daley is working on a Harry Styles cardigan as his next project. No, that's not really the headline, but it may as well be!
The shop is open for in-person shopping.
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 11am - 2pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Our webshop remains open 24-7-365 and we offer curbside pickup and shipping via USPS.
Want to know our COVID-19 policies? Visit the 'Policies' tab on our website.
We always value your friendships, support, and business.
Anything we can do to keep your hands steady, your mind quiet, and your heart full... we're here for you.
Hang in there, friends!
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Steady Hands. Quiet Mind. Full Heart.