Fourth Of July Plans Cancelled? Stop By The Store Instead. Also, A Recap Of Store Favorites
The store will be open on Saturday the Fourth from 11am to 3pm.
Park City Government decided to cancel all of our traditional Fourth of July celebrations in order to keep us safe and hopefully Covid free. Though sad, it also allows for the store to open for social knitting. Bring a lawn chair, a face mask and your project (or I can help you pick a new one out) and relax and knit for a few hours while socially distancing.
The sweater I'll be casting on isSoundtrackfrom Marie Greene. It is this year's Olive Knits Four-Day Knit-Along challenge though I'm thinking it will take me somewhere between four weeks and four months to complete.
We have a wide selection of yarns to choose from that would be perfect for this project.
Wasatch and Wool - Park City Sky
Although there won't be fireworks, we are unveiling our Wasatch and Wool custom colorway from Apple Fiber Studio. The yarn is on their Gala base, a fingering weight, 430 yard, 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon blend. When Andrea Evans (the dyer) and I were discussing color ideas, I told her I wanted something that highlighted both summers and winters in Park City focusing on the spectacular blues of the Park City sky. Andrea did an amazing job making these color dreams a reality. For summer, we have the blue sky above an aspen tree with its shimmering leaves. And for winter, the yarn again reflects our beautiful blue sky and the gorgeous color of the Jordanelle. The white is snow and the green and other blues are ski run signs indicating the ski run's difficulty. (We left off the black - sorry expert slope skiers and boarders.)
Project ideas for this yarn are That Nice Stitch cowl by Susan Ashcroft, Snow Day socks by Eva Romeijn and One and Done by Casapinka.
The yarn can be purchased from our online shop here.
Susan Lewin is leading a knit along of Aslyn by Vanessa Smith. This fun-to-knit and easy-to-wear hat features beautifully simple textures that together have a dramatic effect. The hat looks great in both variegated and solid colorways and worn either snug or slouchy.
In the last newsletter I recommended Lucero, a DK-weight Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Stellina blend with a bit of bling from Anzula and Findley DK, a blend of 50% Merino wool and 50% silk perfect for luxurious accessories. Another idea is Caprino which is a cashmere and Merino blend from Malabrigo.
One store favorite from this spring which would be a wonderful summer project isStone Point a poncho designed by Courtney Kelley shown and originally designed in Luma. This gorgeous poncho is easily customizable for length by knitting additional repeats of the Flame Chevron Lace pattern. Luma can also be purchased here on the website.
Also, don't forget about our Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Local Yarn Shop Knit & Crochet Along.
Farmer’s Daughter Fibers (FDF) has teamed up with a few of their local yarn shops including Wasatch and Wool to bring you an amazing summer of fiber fun to keep those needles moving and get a start on fall projects! Through Labor Day, when you purchase Farmer’s Daughter Fiber yarn from us, you will be eligible to sign up for the FDF Knit & Crochet Along. Bring in your finished project or even a work in process to the store, send us a photo or even better tag us in a social media post wearing or working on your project and you will be entered to win a Farmer’s Daughter Fibers gift basket ($150 value). You can even enter up to 3 times to increase your chances! The project can be a simple hat, a shawl with complex brioche or anything in between. We just received a new shipment of yarn from FDF perfect if you would like to knit any of the following projects.
Prairie Lace Shawl by Lesley Anne Robinson, of Knit Graffiti
Kobuk by Caitlin Hunter
Love Noteby tincanknits
To protect the safety of of our customers and employees, masks and hand sanitizer are mandatory for everyone who enters Wasatch and Wool. Social distancing needs to be maintained, and there is a maximum of four people allowed in the store at any time. We also ask that you use a credit or debit card. If you are more comfortable staying home ordering online and/or utilizing curbside pickup, we continue to offer those services as well. We also can provide private shopping times in the morning upon request.
Our store hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm. Saturday from 11am to 3pm (New Saturday Hours) Closed Sunday and Monday
Stay well and stay happy. I hope to see you all soon.