We have been having an interesting winter here in Maine, some snow but also some really warm (for winter!) days which have some of us contemplating spring knitting! Spring knitting means, spring yarns…two new ones are in the shop: SoftYak (cotton/yak/nylon blend from Rowan), and Corsica (cotton/cashmere blend from Berroco). Both yarns are dk/sport weight and quite nice to knit with. It goes without saying that we also have all of Quince & Co.’s Sparrow & Kestral colors in stock for those of you looking to try something in their fun-to-knit-with linen and cotton yarn. Also remember they have Willet, a greener, sport/dk-weight cotton yarn, perfect for spring: A cardigan for you, or a baby sweater/hat for those spring babies! Check out details below to see what’s on our needles…
We are pleased to announce a few classes for March and a yarn tasting for April. First up is Judy’s Toe Up Socks class (March 5th and 19th)—these can be done in fingering weight or you can try out some new self-striping worsted weight sock yarn. Either way, you’ll learn some great new techniques to add to your knitting repertoire.
Kristin is offering a second Learn to Crochet class on March 26th. Sign up and start enjoying crochet. Details about the classes are found here.
For those of you looking farther ahead, on Saturday, April 23rd Stephanie from Dirty Water Dyeworks will drive her “Yarn Wagon” north to Portland! She’ll be at the shop from 1-3 with all sorts of new bases, colors, gradients, and exciting project inspiration. Stephanie will bring the yarn and we’ll provide the snacks for a fun afternoon. Please find details below.
I hope for all of you an easy end to winter and a lovely start to spring! Happy Knitting,