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First Annual LYS Day(s) April 18th - 21st

Wednesday April 18th - Saturday April 21st we will celebrate all the reasons we love having a Local Yarn Shop.   

Trunk Shows for Knitters and Spinners!
LYS Day Kits 
Bah Bah Fibers and 
Under Dutch Skies
Exclusive Ply Partners: 
"My LYS:

Felicia and Alex teamed up to make a gorgeous Ply-Partner kit -- both doing what they do best.  There are only three...  They will not be around long.
Catching Butterflies

Carol's latest design is so very pretty and airy enough to make it your go to shawl for cool summer evenings (or excessive air conditioning!).  The shawl is knit out of Fino -- a light lovely blend of merino and silk with very generous yardage.

We have a sample in store for you to try on.

We buy the pattern for you when you buy a skein of Manos del Uruguay's Fino this Wednesday through Saturday only.

 Catching Butterflies Pattern
Oink LYS Day Kit

Super cute cowl made with three skeins of Oink Pigment's Nimbus -- a soft squishy combo of merino, cashmere, and nylon. 

We have a sample all knit up for you to check out and try on.

We have only really limited supplies in three colorways so come in early for these -- they will go fast!  The pattern is included in the kit.
Take the Chill Off

We fell in love with Alexandra's Crafts yarn earlier this year and brought in just a few skeins to tease you!

Kathy knit the store sample a few weeks ago and many of you have been waiting for this yarn with baited breath!  It is finally here -- or will be beginning tomorrow!

The yarn is called Dark Side of the Moon and has just a splash of color on a silver background.  The base is merino and silk -- and it is yummy!  We have 5 color ways to choose from.

We also brought in a super yummy, limited edition LYS Day color that is gone when it is gone and you will not be able to get it again...  This yarn is a merino/tencel combo that is gorgeous and soft and luscious and even though it has a bit of purple, I am completely in love with it!

We will pay for the pattern when you buy the two required skeins of Alexandra's Crafts yarn during our LYS Day celebration.

Take the Chill off Pattern
Lake District Shawl

Also from Alexandra's Crafts we have Black Butte cakes.  This is amazing yarn is a combo of wool, yak, and silk and is one of the drapiest yarns ever!  They come in extra big cakes with 800 yards -- enough to do most shawls.

Diane kindly knit a shop sample of this shawl and many of you have seen (and potentially drooled) over it already.  Well the yarn is finally here!!

We will pay for the pattern for you when you buy one of a Black Butte Skein during LYS Day celebration.

Lake District Shawl
Fino Shadow Shawl

We brought in some Mini-Kits of Fino just for this event and kitted them up with one skein of Fino to make this really lovely, and really easy, triangular shawl.  We only have two of each of the five colors of the mini skein kits so pop in early if you know you want one!

We have a shop sample for you to try on and pet.

Fino Shadow Shawl
Classic Elite Six Pack Kits

We are excited to introduce Classic Elite Yarns!  You will see more of their lovely yarns at the In-Store Yarn Crawl in May.  They have some amazing plant based fibers -- but more on that later!

The Six Pack kit is a pack of six different bases all in the same color family.  You get 4 patterns with the pack -- and all are really easy!  This is some serious TV or car knitting!  4 patterns are included with the kit.

This was a KAL that they started in February.  So we are late to the game but we like to run our own KALs!  They do not have to be official or anything...  Again, supplies are pretty limited and we have six color ways to choose from.

There is even a bonus pattern for two kits if you are like me and love the extra big shawls!

Six Pack Pattern Images -- Patterns included in the kit
CEY Short Row Shawl -- Bonus pattern
Six Pack Triangular Shawl -- Bonus pattern -- two kits required
LYS Day Classes:
Learn to Spin Yarn!

There will be three opportunities to learnt to spin your own yarn during our LYS Day celebration.  

The drop spindle classes will give you the most detailed information on spinning.  

If you are curious about wheels or have always wanted to try a variety, you will want to pop in on Saturday!  Or better yet, do both!

Intro to Drop Spindle: Felicia is doing an amazing special!  Not only can you learn to spin for only half the price of her usual class, the first 6 people who sign up can choose to buy the spindle and fluff kit for $10 and get the class for free!

Click here  for the Intro to Drop Spindle classes on Wednesday, April 18th.

Click here to sign up to learn more about Spinning Wheels on Saturday, April 21st from 1:00 - 3:00.  If you want to learn about the wheels be there between 1:00 - 1:30.  
Shawls Deconstructed -- Suzanne Nielsen
Saturday April 21st 11:30 - 12:30
Ever wondered if you would like a pattern before you start?

Suzanne, our rep for Zen Yarn Garden will be here teaching a one hour class to determine ahead of time if you will like a pattern!  She will also spend some time on how to wear different shaped shawls.  There is no homework for the class.  You can bring patterns or shawls you have questions about.  
Class fee is $5.00

Click here to sign up.  
Crock Pot Yarn Dying
Saturday April 21
4:00 pm to 5:30ish

Ever wanted to give dying your own yarn a try?  Molly will teach you how to kettle dye yarn in crock pot!  The class is limited to 8 people and the $15 fee covers the cost of the dye and a small skein of yarn.

Be sure to wear clothing that can be stained!!

Click here to register.
April Classes
for the complete calendar click here
Fixing Mistakes

April celebrates the LYS -- Local Yarn Shop.  And there are so many reasons we should celebrate having a LYS available but the biggest reason is the expert help you can get.
It has always been our goal to keep the cost of education and help down so that we can really see our peeps grow in skill and confidence!

301April 19th  How to fix bigger patches of knitting gone wrong, lace, cables, seed stitch, and edge stitches.

Homework is required for each class!!  These are hands-on classes.
Brioche

Brioche knitting continues to be really popular!  Molly is offering three Brioche classes this month.  The easiest class is the Basic Beanie.

Two color brioche knit flat.  

Once you begin knitting brioche you realize that the normal rules for fixing knitting do not apply...  This class covers the most common mistakes in brioche and how and to reach down and fix a mistake.  Bring your patience!!
Intro Classes

Intro to Drop Spindle: April 18th with Felicia.  Learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle!  Felicia will have spindles available for you to use or buy and she provides you with fluff to spin.

Intro to Double Heddle Weaving: Double the capacity of your rigid heddle loom by adding a second heddle!  You will learn tons of new techniques to make your weaving even more amazing.
Class fees may be refunded for store credit if the class is cancelled at least 24 hours ahead.  Class fees vary by teacher.  Classes are limited to between 6 and 9 people so register early to guarantee your spot.
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