I love yarn – I really love new yarn! And the box of yarn I opened yesterday is absolutely lucious! (The yarn, not the box. The box was pretty average.)
Pagewood Farms is a small company in California that does handcrafted yarn in unbelievable colors and fabulous sock blends. We now have sock yarn in blends of Blue Faced Leicester/Nylon, Merino/CASHMERE/Nylon (cashmere socks! Sigh!), Merino/Bamboo/Nylon and 100% Merino lace yarn – which, by the way, is fabulous! I’m half way through Hilary Smith Callis’s Citron shawlette out of this yarn and it knits like a dream.
Then there are the 1 skein scarf projects from U-Knitted Nations! Knit up a bouquet scarf or a pom-pom cowl in a jiffy – you have to see this super quick and absolutely adorable!
I realized I’ve used a lot of exclamation points, but this yarn really is fabulous for that special project! (there’s another one!)
And speaking of special projects, Fair and Christmas. If you want to enter a project in your county fair or the state fair, you’d better get your fingers limbered up and pick out your yarn!
Yes, I know Christmas is in December, but if you plan to knit or crochet gifts this year, it’s best to start now – trust me on this; one year I gave my sister a ball of yarn and a picture of a shawl because I ran out of time to finish it! Come in to select yarn and projects so you won’t be rushed during the holidays (well, more rushed).
We also have an addition to our class schedule for June – TOE-UP SOCKS on June 11 and 18! Socks are the perfect summer knitting project. They are light and small so they don’t make you sweat when working on them, and they fit in a purse (or a pocket). And if you make socks during the summer you’ll have really cool socks to show off in the fall! If you can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, you have all the skills you need for learning socks (and you’ll have more skills when you are done)! This is a 2 day class (Rome wasn’t built in a day and socks aren’t knitted in one either). Class size is limited to 10 people and costs $25 plus supplies. So come by, call, or email to sign up for basic toe-up socks.
What? Basic Toe-Up Socks
When? June 11 from 2PM to 4PM and June 18 from 2 PM to 4 PM
Where? Oh Yarn It
How Much? $25 plus supplies. You’ll need 4 size 0, 1, or 2 double pointed needles – depending on how tightly you knit – and at least 1 skein of sock weight yarn – 200 yards will work for a pair of anklets if you have smallish feet, get more if you have larger feet or want to make longer socks. Alternatively, if you want to knit up a pair of thick socks you’ll need 4 double pointed needles in size 6, 7, or 8 and 200 yards (or a bit more – see the note for the thin socks) of worsted weight in – 3 choices here – for felted aim larger on needles and quantity of an animal fiber (wool, mohair/wool blend – plant fiber and acrylic will not felt); for socks you can toss in the washer buy superwash; for socks you don’t mind handwashing just buy your favorite wool or wool blend.
Our Hours – Tuesday and Wednesday 10AM – 6PM; Thursday 10AM – 8PM; Saturday 10AM – 6PM