Spincycle Yarns recently renamed “Selfish Knitting Season” as the “Season of Self Care”. I agree. In December, we knit or crocheted hats, sweaters, scarves and mittens as gifts, baked countless cookies, prepared over-the-top meals and entertained numerous in-laws.
Let’s start the new year taking some time for ourselves. If Dyed in the Wool or Dream State from Spincycle Yarns are a favorite or if you’ve ever wanted to give a project with them a try, we just received a large shipment. I’ve always wanted to knit one of Jennifer Steingass’ beautiful colorwork sweaters which highlight the gorgeous shades of Spincycle yarns.
One of her most recent patterns is Hinterland, inspired by the northern lights in Norway, which is shown above. I also fell in love with Newleaf shown below. I’m working on Newleaf and am very impressed with the techniques Jennifer incorporates for increases, short rows, and very few stitches to pick-up.
More project ideas using Spincycle Yarns’ Dyed in the Wool and Dream State are The Shift and Nightshift shown below by Andrea Mowry. Both patterns are fun and meditative as they are done in slipped-stitch mosaic knitting.
Help Hours with Susan:
Susan will be taking off a few weeks from the store in February. Instead, Margaux will be focusing on the patterns shown in this newsletter Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm. If you need to work with Susan, please contact the store so we can help you set up some private time with her.
Sock Knitters Inspirational or SKI for short:
Sock knitting has become such a favorite of our knitters that we are starting an informal sock knitting club. For now, the meet up time is going to be 11am on Tuesdays. If you would like to discuss new patterns, techniques or just need a bit of sock-knitting comradery, this is a great group for you. This group will also meet on Saturdays starting the second week of March.
A couple of very cute sock patterns that I recently found are Staying in Socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer who many of you know because she also designed the Blue Sky Fibers 21 Color Slouch and 21 Color Mitts in Woolstok. The other is Flibbertigibbet by Lisa K Ross which was designed using Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock.
We are also proud and excited to announce our 20 for 10 initiative. If you followed Wasatch and Wool this past year, you may have noticed that we had an evening featuring local non-profits. That night I learned a lot about Peace House and how important gift cards are to the domestic abuse victims and their families who have fled there. The gift cards bring back a sense of normalcy and control to their lives because they can shop locally for clothes and other necessities. When people arrive at Peace House, they often have only the clothes that they are wearing.
The 20 for 10 initiative encourages everyone to bring in a $20 gift card from TJ Maxx or Walmart that these people can use. In return, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase (including sale yarn) that day. Please don’t hesitate to contact the shop if you have any questions or would like additional information.
If you like a particular yarn or a featured project but you aren’t currently in town, please email, message or give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City.