Episode 039: Sumthin' Sumthin'

Thursday April 20, 2017
 
Show Notes:
Where to find us:
As Must Love Yarn
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Angela
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Kelly
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FOs:

WIPs:

What We Are Wearing

Upcoming Projects:

Events:

  • Legacy Fiber Artz Trunk Show!!! May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm
  • A Secret Surprise day at Must Love Yarn June 3, 2017 to be announced next week!
  • WWKIP June 10, 2017
  • Lake Monsters Stitch-N-Pitch and 50/50 Raffle to support Cast Off Chemo - July 8, 2017
  • Rhinebeck - We’ll be starting to make plans and bus reservations soon!  The bus is reserved!  Tickets available soon!

KALs:

Mitered, Felted Bag (both Knit and Crochet) - Starts March 15 - Ends April 15th, just 2 more days!Knit Version
  • Upcoming KAL - Spring Into Summer Shawl, pattern by Knitting Expat Designs (we will most likely start this KAL in mid April - more details coming soon!)
  • Upcoming KAL/CAL - Legacy Fiber Artz Along!  This KAL/CAL will start May 21st after the Legacy Fiber Artz Trunk Show at Must Love Yarn!

Other Items:

  • 1000 Subscriber Giveaway! We’re at 870 subscribers now, so it won’t be long until we hit 1000!  We’ll let you know how to enter as we get closer!!!
  • We also mention the LegacyKnitz Podcast
  • Shawl Society II is open for sign-ups April 7th, this is a 6 month long Mystery Knit Along (or MKAL) that Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade offers.  We participated in the first Shawl Society and really enjoyed the patterns that were offered and will more than likely participate or at least sign up for number 2!
  • Katia Ombre Yarn Kits
  • The Knit Girllls & Stash Dash
  • We will now be a drop off location for Knitted Knockers. We encourage anyone who wants to knit for this great charity to follow the link above and register yourself as a knitter with the organization.  From there you can download the patterns and get an approved yarn list.

Legacy Fiber Artz Trunk Show

Join us May 20th, 2017 at 1pm to welcome Sue & Chelsea, the dyers behind Legacy Fiber Artz, as they show off (and sell!) their stunning yarns!  We'll have refreshments and lots of colorful yarn!  More details can be found on our Facebook Events Page.  Also don't forget, we'll be starting a Legacy Fiber Artz Knit Along (KAL) on May 21st!  That KAL will be hosted over on our Ravelry board.

Snow Day

Monday February 13, 2017

Must Love Yarn will be closed today, sorry for any inconvenience.  We will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday February 14th at 10am.

February 13, 2017 by Kelly Otty

Book Signing: Sweet Pea & Friends

When: December 15, 2016 5-7pm
Where: Must Love Yarn

Join us for a fun evening with John and Jennifer Churchman, authors & artists behind the popular Sweet Pea & Friends books! Their latest book, Brave Little Finn, is just as charming as their first book, The SheepOver. These books make great gifts for all ages and John and Jennifer will also be bringing their patterns and yarn from their flock! We have Brave Little Finn book well stocked and also have some copies of The SheepOver available too!

December 05, 2016 by Kelly Otty

Who wants to go to Rhinebeck?!

 

We have some seats still available for our trip to New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY! We will be heading down on Saturday October 15th for a fun filled day of sheep, yarn, fiber, food and friends! Won't you join us? Click the link for all of the details and to register.
https://mustloveyarn.com/products/rhinebeck-trip-2016

September 12, 2016 by Kelly Otty

Must Love Yarn on Local ABC 22/FOX 44

In case you missed the live broadcast from the store... Here is a link to watch all of the fun when Alaina Pinto came to visit us and learned how to knit!

August 22, 2016 by Kelly Otty

Class Schedule is coming soon!

I've been working on putting together the class schedule to get us through the fall and holiday season.  We've been getting lots of great requests for classes and I'll do my best to squeeze as many of those into the schedule as I can!  We are always looking for class ideas, so do be sure to send your ideas and requests to us as you think of them!  So far I've got: Intro to Crochet, Socks Your Way (double points, magic loop, 2 circulars, 9" circulars, whichever you prefer, toe up or cuff down, we'll address all of your questions and try out some heels and toes too), Beginning Knitting, Ravelry: A Tool Every Knitter Needs (an intro to using and getting the most out of Ravelry), A Hat For Everyone (learn some simple steps to make hats for the whole family that fit without having to use a pattern!), Demystifying Mittens (They really are so much fun to make, don't let the thumb frighten you!).  This gives us a pretty good start for the upcoming season, we don't have dates set yet, we're working on that, but we'll post all of that information as it's released here on the website, on Facebook, Ravelry and we'll send out our Newsletter too!  I hope you are as excited about these classes as I am, I can't wait to teach them!

August 11, 2016 by Kelly Otty

Must Love Yarn in the News!

Update 7/21/16 - Click here to watch the story that aired last night

7/20/16
Hey everyone, keep an eye on News Channel 5, WPTZ this evening.  We will be part of a story that will be running tonight.  The story is about Linda Krag, owner of Denise Needles and part of the Cast Off Chemo Charity, and her brother-in-law, Dr. David Krag a researcher at UVM, who is making great strides in cancer research.  We're glad that we can support such wonderful research by offering products for sale for which all of the proceeds go directly to the research!
 
July 20, 2016 by Kelly Otty

Knitting Disasters

Sometimes you do not discover a mistake until you are finishing a sweater.  This button band was knit too tightly, meaning that too many stitches were picked up.  

 

The result is too much material between the buttons, which causes puckering.  There is a bubble between the 2nd and 3rd button, the material should lay flat.  Attempting to stretch the button band more between buttons to force it to flatten out will result in the buttonhole side of the cardigan being longer that the side the buttons are sewn on to.

The solution, in this case, is to rip out the button band and re-knit it.  This time picking up fewer stitches.  The overall effect may also reduce the number of buttonholes on the button band.  The knitter of this project (Angela) may see the number of buttonholes reduced from 12 to 11, which is what the pattern actually called for and is the number of buttons purchased for the sweater.

Moral of the story:  don't pick up stitches too tightly on the button band and read the directions for number of buttonholes the pattern actually calls for.

April 27, 2016 by Angela Zaikowski
Tags: disasters

What's new?

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I checked in here so I thought that I would sit down and say hi! I am working on putting together the class list for the next batch of classes, here is what it looks like so far (no dates yet, that is what I have to get squared away!): a beginner cowl class, a first sweater class, a technique class where we will be making a cowl that has a simple lace chart and beads and utilizes a provisional cast-on (lots to learn in this class!), as well as a finishing class and last but not least a class on how to fix mistakes in your projects. Once I get all the details hammered out, I will post the class list to our website in the Shop - Classes section, to our Facebook page, in our Ravelry group and I will also send out an email to our email list, so keep an eye out for that update!

Also, we wanted to tell you about some new yarns that will be coming in before too long…
You’ve asked for it, now we’re getting it… Madelinetosh is on order! We’ve got Tosh DK and Twist Light on order, when it arrives we will let you all know!
We also have lovely yarns from Zen Yarn Gardens that are being dyed for us right now! It is on their Serenity 20 base, a gorgeous blend of 70% Superwash Merino/20% Cashmere/10% Nylon, just wait until you squish it!

So that’s a bit of what’s new with us, what’s new with you? We’d love to see the projects that you’ve been working on!  You can post your projects to our Ravelry page, our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram or Twitter @mustloveyarn

April 06, 2016 by Kelly Otty