How are you all doing? My days have somehow been feeling both long and short at the same time. I oscillate between feeling like this is all very doable to feeling extremely overwhelmed! I am grateful to be able to keep working, for my knitting and for my health. I hope that you are all finding some comfort and moments of relaxation. Creating these yarn rainbows has been very soothing to me!
I loved the mini hand brooms and leather dustpans that we had from our Spring Cleaning Event so much that I decided to bring them into the shop as part of our ongoing collection of supplies for makers. These beautiful and functional brooms are handmade by Sunhouse Craft Studios from the fibers of the agave plant and wrapped with either indigo or this golden tan linen. And the leather dustpans!!! I think they are the perfect size to keep in your workroom or handy for whenever you want to tidy up a makers mess. Just in, these modern stainless steel stitch holders ! I have also just restocked the mini tasselled scissors from Seki! If you wanted a pair of these cute snips, I have all the colors in stock!SHOP STUDIO EXCLUSIVES
I did another session in my Learn-To-Knit series live on Instagram last week! Many caregivers joined in order to help the kids in their household learn this skill. I thought it would be fun to show you the first handwork project that 1st graders do at Waldorf Schools (where I used to help teach). My youngest, who just learned to knit this year, did his first #FO here at home. If you'd like to see more, or make a cute kitten of your own, you can check out the full photo tutorial here on my blog.LEARN TO KNIT VIDEO TUTORIALS
NEW OFFERINGS / WAYS TO CONNECT
I know that many of us are super grateful for our craft right now! Being able to knit has helped with my anxiety and keeping my hands busy is just a really good thing for me. I have uploaded some basic learn-to-knit videos to my YouTube channel and you can view them here. If you are a subscriber who doesn't knit, now is a great time to give it a try! If you have friends who would appreciate picking up this skill, you can share this information with them. I also listed a basic Learn-to-Knit Kit here that includes a skein of climate-beneficial, bulky wool yarn and a pair of beautifully crafted single point birch needles to help you (or a friend) get started.
I have set up an online scheduling tool so that you can make an appointment to connect virtually! I have free 15 minute slots available to those learning how to knit and needing one-on-one instruction. I have also opened up free 30 minute appointments for those who would like to have a video call to shop for yarn! In these appointments we can help you choose yarn for your next project or answer any questions you might have about our products. I look forward to seeing some of you in this new way!
At the bottom right hand corner of my webshop, there is a new feature that allows us to be able to communicate in real time. We can chat with you about yarn selections, help you with your online order or answer any questions you may have. Give it a try!
Things I like 🖤
If you just learning, the beginner-friendly Wheat Scarf from Tin Can Knits is a great project resulting in a practical and wearable FO!
I have been doing lots more cooking (probably you are all too?)! This Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala recipe has been especially satisfying with our current rainy Pacific Northwest weather. All the comfort food right now!!
I have been living in my cozy sheepskin slippers! If you don't have a pair, you might need some!