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Slowly Reopening, Mothers Day Gift Ideas including Classes With Susan

Yesterday I walked around Old Town and enjoyed a bit of shopping. I observed what the stores were doing to protect their customers and employees safety and I realized it is time to reopen. Wednesday will be our first official day trying to make Wasatch and Wool feel like the yarn store it was before the stay at home order for Covid-19.

While it is very important for our towns and communities to begin to move forward by reopening, we must also strictly follow the protocols mandated by the governor and our county board of health.

To protect the safety of of our customers and employees, I am asking everyone who enters Wasatch and Wool to wear a face mask and use the hand sanitizer set up for you by the door. 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 will remain the same as our curbside pickup hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm. Saturday from 10am to 2pm Closed Sunday and Monday

Since we are no longer able to to offer help sessions and classes in person, Susan Lewin will be teaching and helping online. She will be leading aBreathe and Hopeknit-along. Breathe and Hope is a pattern designed by Casapinka for Mini-Local Yarn Store Day 2020. Susan is also teaching an Intarsia class that will be knittingVesla, a pillow designed by Arne and Carlos using Rowan Softyak DK. Susan is very strict and insists that everyone taking the classes purchase their yarn from the store. Yarn and kits for both projects are available here on our online shop page or in the store.

Susan will be available for by phone, text, FaceTime, What’sApp, Google Hangouts at 801 560-7854 or slewin@me.com

Monday: 2-4pm; Tues: 11 am -1pm; Thurs:  2-4pm, and Sat: 11am -1pm.

Appointments can also be prescheduled for any time that is mutually convenient.

If Susan is busy helping someone else, send a text message or voicemail and she will get back to you. With these extended hours, there should be time for anyone who wants help or advice.

If yarn was not purchased from Wasatch and Wool, there is a $10 per 30 min fee, payable by check or Apple Pay. Otherwise, there is no fee for the knit-along or Intarsia class.

Vesla designed by Arne and Carlos. Knit in Rowan Softyak DK.

Vesla Version B by Arne and Carlos. Knit in Rowan Softyak DK.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10th. A gift card to Wasatch and Wool would be a wonderful gift. Other ideas would be the yarn to join one of Susan's classes. The yarn is is stock and again there is no fee for the class. Below are some beautiful color combinations using La Jolla from Baah Yarns for Breathe and Hope. These can also be found here or in the store.

Stone Point  has been one of our most popular patterns this spring. This gorgeous poncho designed by Courtney Kelley in the Fibre Company's Luma is easily customizable for length by knitting additional repeats of the Flame Chevron Lace pattern. Luma can be purchased in store or here online.

Another popular pattern has been Irish Sea by Susanna Winter. The drape and fluidity of Irish Sea makes this triangle shawl very easy to wear. The crisp stitch definition from the yarn, The Fiber Co.'s Meadow, a 2-ply blend of luxury fibers: baby llama; fine merino wool; silk, and linen which is slightly heavier than a typical lace weight yarn, emphasizes the rhythmic garter stitch and delicate lace as it travels down the edge of the shawl. The size can be adjusted, according to your taste, by knitting more or less repeats. Irish Sea calls for 1 to 2 skeins of Meadow

Meadow is available in store or to order on our website here. Please let us know if you plan to knit Irish Sea as we can kit it for you and include the pattern at no charge.

Stay well and stay happy. I hope to see you all soon.


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