March Newsletter 2017





This should be no surprise to most of our readers that spring decided to make an appearance a month too early. We had the pleasure to experience temperatures in the high 60's and low 70's which does not bode well for my confused buds and sprouts. It also lured our knitters out of the winter blues and sent you searching for lighter fibers and brighter colors just in time for our spring yarn arrivals.  


This March, as our shelves start to bloom, be on the lookout for fingering weight yarns in bright spring colors for shawls, cowls and socks, or maybe a Stephen West's Mystery KAL .....

*On the Round Signature Sock now in stock
*Woolen Boon Boon Classic Sock and Boon DK arriving end of March
*ShirstyCat Just Sock arriving end of March 
*With Pointed Sticks Ball Point Sock arriving mid March
*Manos Allegria Sock now in stock

Sprouting right along with spring fingerings are lighter notes of linen and silk .....

* Luma from Fibre Company now in stock
check out What's on Our Needles
*Ito Kinu (new colors) and their new cotton lines arriving in early March  just in time for the release of 
Hillary Car's Still Squar-ish 

And to think, I was all excited about casting on my Telja!



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ARE YOU IN THE LOOP?



SAVE THE DATE
A DAY WITH THE SHEPHERD
APRIL 22ND

We are going to be spending the day with Francis "Chester" Cestari from Cestari Yarns and author of Bustin' out of Brooklyn. Believe us when we say "you will be fighting over who wants to take him home".
Details coming soon!




We are expanding our Open Table hours again. 
Join us Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 
Starts Tuesday, March 7th

This is a great way to get away from all the distractions that interfere with your knitting time. Relax with old friends and meet new ones! Enjoy the company and the laughter that usually ensues.
Come bring your latest project and hang out!  
All Open Table attendees who stay for the two hours will receive a  15%  discount on *YARN AND NEEDLES ONLY



 Farm and Fiber Day at the Wayland Winter Farmers' Market
 Saturday, March 4
10:00 am to 2:00 pm



23 Fiber vendors join 40 Food vendors in the lush greenhouses at Russell's Garden Center. Talented local farmers, who produce yarn, top, roving and finished fiber products from their own animals, will be there. Additional vendors include dyers of locally sourced fiber. Visit angora bunnies and watch spinning wheel and sock making machine demonstrations. Join the fun in the Fiber Lounge (3rd floor) where you can relax and knit or spin from 10 to 12. Julia Farwell-Clay will teach an "Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting workshop from 1 to 4 PM. Many breakfast, lunch and beverages options are available. (press release from WWFM)







UNWIND on the NORTH SHORE
MARCH 25TH AND 26TH


 Kelly from Romney Ridge Yarns and Wools has been working hard creating and preparing for Unwind on the North Shore's first knitting weekend in Rowley Mass.

Check out the list of classes and marketplace vendors on the Unwind site here.
 
The marketplace is open to the public
 Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-5 
St. Mary's Parish
202 Main Street 
Rowley, Mass





WHAT'S SPROUTING ON OUR NEEDLES THIS SPRING?







Stone Point by Courtney Kelley knit in Fibre Company Luma for the ultimate piece you will grab from spring to fall. 






Simple House Slippers by Simone A. knit in one skein of Doc Mason's Wool. If you weren't lucky enough to pick some up this past weekend may we suggest Romney Ridge Yarns Farm Blend, East Yarn from the Wooliers or Nurtured from Julie Asselin. 





Adams Point Shawl  by Ann Klimpert in Isager's Alpaka 2. This mix of garter stitching makes for a light, elegant wrap in full alpaca. Might we suggest Fibre Company's Road to China Light or a spring version in Fibre Company's Meadow. 




Morning Walking Hat  by Ann Patterson knit with two strands of Woolfolk Tynd and Snow for a squishy toque.  



Yummy Mittens by Beth Brown-Reinsel knit with two colors of Cestari 2 ply Traditional. Snug as a bug in a rug with these two mitts in one. 


HEATHER'S HELPFUL HINTS


Tried out this tip from a knitter and it worked!

Un-kink frogged yarn by holding in front of a humidifier. Once the yarn starts to relax, hang it somewhere to dry completely before you wind it again.

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