Linen Market Bag Crochet Workshop THIS weekend!

Did you see the Easter bunny? I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. We’ve had baby chicks hatch at Coop de Casa Acevedo. It’s so exciting and such fun for my kiddos to see the little cuties cheeping and peeping around. New mommies and babies always remind me of why I love crafting so much; I think we fiber-folk are natural-born creators; we create homes out of houses, meals out of ingredients, and FOs out of bits of string! Knitting, crocheting, weaving, whatever YOUR passion for creating is, come share it with us at Yarn and You. Because without YOU, it’s just yarn.

Crochet Workshop on Saturday

Linen Market Bag This bag is a beginner level project. Working knowledge of sc, hdc, dc, and working in the round are a plus but not strictly required. Join us this Saturday April 27 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Special second opportunity on Saturday May 18 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Class Fee: $35 plus materials. Sample made with Juniper Moon Farms Zooey Aran (cotton/linen blend). Materials: 350 yards of durable/easy care yarn. Hook: K/6.5mm (or size to match yarn). Please visit www.yarnandyou.com for class details and call the store to reserve your slot. 972-782-6630

Special Class Announcement Mary Berry is hosting a dyeing class at Fancy Fibers, right down the street from Yarn and You @ 406 McKinney St. What: It’s Dye Day at Fancy Fibers With: Animal Fiber Yarn Date: Saturday May 11 Class: 10:00-1:00 Dye a Skein (or 2): 1:00-5:00 Learn to dye yarn in this hands-on class and dyeing experience. In the class, you will learn the entire dyeing procedure. There will be classroom instruction followed by hands-on work mixing dyes from your choice of primaries. We will cover dyeing solid colors as well as hand painting yarn for different effects. Not interested in learning? Just want to dye? Sign up for a 1/2 hour time slot in the afternoon, bring your pre-soaked yarn (instructions will be provided in advance) and play with liquid color! (These skeins will be processed in the microwave. Plan to be at the Studio around an hour.) Seats are limited. Prepayment is required. Call Mary to reserve your space. (972-616-3276) Cost of the class: $45 Dyeing cost: $10 per skein Purchase animal fiber yarns in natural or undyed colors from Yarn and You or from Fancy Fibers. Note: Blended fibers will yield a heathered effect. Mother’s Day is almost here… Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th. This is a perfect time to send your loved ones to Yarn and You. Aren’t they ALWAYS asking what you’d like? Aren’t they always stumped on what to gift you that you would REALLY love? Come pick out that beautiful set of Lykke needles or Furl’s handmade crochet hooks and put them on your Wish List. We have Gift Cards too, in any denomination. Or whisper in my ear (or my inbox) what fibers you’re wishing for, and I’ll steer them to the perfect “I Love Mom” items.

The Shift/Night Shift KAL @YAY

It’s KAL time! Have you knit an Andrea Mowry pattern yet? I missed The Fade fad, but I loved knitting The Shift so much, I’ve already casted on a second one. The Shift by Andrea Mowry is a ‘fiddle free cowl’ knitted flat and then seamed up the back. Night Shift (also by Andrea) is a much bigger shawl version. (photo credits Andrea Mowry/Drea Renee Knits) Both use the mosaic knitting technique. If you haven’t tried this super simple way of doing color work, you really should. Though 2 colors are attached at a time, you only ever knit with one or the other. No carrying floats, and no tangled yarns. And, so much of the pattern is slipped stitches, it feels like cheating! Originally written for 3 skeins of long color repeating yarns in DK or sport weight, but there are so many gorgeous versions on Ravelry and IG using three to six colors and just about any weight of fiber you can imagine. My first one used one ball of Schoppel Woolle Crazy and two skeins of Feederbrook Farms Entropy DK.

My second one (still on the needles) is using 3 skeins of Debbie Bliss Rialto Luxury Sock. I wanted an even lighter version than my DK weight version (this is Texas, after all) so I’m using fingering/sock this time.

Different weights will impact your yardage and the finished size but it will be fabulous in any yarn you choose. Come and go any time from 1:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday May 4 and while you’re here enjoy the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce Cinco De Mayo Salsa contest. Post your in-progress pics on Instagram with the hashtags #TheShiftatYAY or #NightShiftatYAY. There will be prizes for participation. Come join the fun! Like us? Rate us on Google!

Mark you calendars now because your North Texas LYSOs have SO. MUCH. FUN. planned for the 2019 North Texas Yarn Crawl from September 13-22. What’s a Yarn Crawl? It’s like a pub crawl, but with YARN, ya’ll! I can hardly wait. See you soon, BFFs! (Best Fiber Friends)

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