|...taking a trip
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.]
First, some shop business... In light of the new CDC guidance on indoor mask wearing and the fact that Essex County is currently at a substantial risk for COVID-19 transmission, we are once again requiring everyone to wear a mask while in the shop. Let's all stay healthy!
Now that the practical stuff is out of the way, let's move on to the fun part!
So many people plan their summer vacations for August. And why not? The weather is usually warm (though no guarantees this year), it's a great break before the kids go back to school, and it's a great way to finish out the summer before fall sets in and the holidays start to creep up.
Vacation or not, how about adding a trip to Texas with Nomadic Knits - from the comfort of your own couch? No need for packing or a plane ticket, just a comfy spot and a favorite beverage.
Newly available for preorder - Nomadic Knits Issue 10 : Texas!
Can you even believe how gorgeous that cover is?
This issue is being released on August 18th but is available for preorder on our website right now (click the link to go straight to it) and the pattern images are live on Ravelry if you want to take a peek before you buy.
In this issue you'll find patterns for two pairs of socks, a hat, two shawls, two pullovers, two sleeveless tees, a poncho, and a lace-yoke tee.
We picked out a few of our favorites to show you and Tracy has added that tee to the list of possibilities for her mom's Christmas gift this year.
August 9th - Foundations of Knitting 2 (class #2)
August 23rd - Foundations of Knitting 2 (class #3)
August 30th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
September 15th - last day to order Lopi blankets
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.)
Berroco is once again hosting their 'Tee Party' knit-a-long (KAL) and this week's project fits right in.
This is "Phillipa".
An simple, boxy fit, v-neck tee, this is a top you'll want to wear every day. It's sized from 38.5" to 70.5" and has a recommended positive ease of 4-8".
Knit up on US size 7 needles in Berroco Zinnia, you'll need anywhere from 5-11 balls to make this top (depending on which size you choose).
Zinnia is a blend of 93% cotton and 7% nylon and has 125 yards per 50 gram ball. It retails for $12.00/ball.
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.
With the Olympics in full swing, Tom Daley and his knitting are front and center in lots of searches. And, boy, have his hands been busy while he's been in Tokyo!
Everyone from ESPN to MyModernMet to ScaryMommy shared his knitting with their readers. Bustle rounded up the best tweets and memes they could find on the subject.
He had yarn delivered to him in the stands at the aquatics center (which apparently caused a stir) and has been trolled for enjoying his hobby in a spot where any one of us would probably do the same.
As a fellow male knitter, knitting YouTuber RJKnits penned an opinion piece and The Independent even published an article titled, "Why You Should Try Knitting Like Tom Daley".
Knit on, Tom!
A student at USC (University of Southern California) has brought a non-profit she started with her to campus. MadHatter Knits makes and distributes hats to neonatal ICUs in multiple states and several countries.
Anybody going to Philadelphia any time soon? There's a new yarn vending machine at Cherry Street Pier.
This Michigan teen is crocheting creations and selling them to raise money for a local food bank.
On the legacy of love contained within handmade items.
Another crochet Coral Reef Project has popped up in Canada.
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We always value your friendships, support, and business, especially during this difficult time. We look forward to when we can all be at the shop together again.
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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See you soon!
Steady Hands. Quiet Mind. Full Heart.