Archive for February, 2013

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March Classes at YH

February 23, 2013

Spring is near! We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The days are getting longer and there are literally more hours (or at least more minutes) in the day. What to do with all this extra time? Knit (or crochet), of course!

Check out our collection of knit and crochet classes coming up in March…

dangercrafts

Dangercrafts: Knit a Monster

Prayer Shawl

We’ll also be doing a kids’ knitting class, several crochet classes, and basic socks, among other things. Check our course listings for more information and to register. Don’t see anything that peaks your interest? Just find two friends, an interesting pattern or technique, and create your own class! Call us for more information.

See you in March!

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Spud and Chloe Farm Trunk Show!!!!!

February 16, 2013

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We are in the middle of a cuteness deluge here – one of our regular knitters, the lovely and talented Lisa Krom, has generously lent us her complete Spud and Chloe farm!! IT IS SO CUTE!! Sheep, piggies, chickens and cows, each more adorable than the last, and with expressive little faces to boot. Knitting toys can be so quick, fun, and rewarding. You are guaranteed to saw “AWWWWWW!!!” ten to twenty times per toy.
Come in and check it out, and if you feel compelled to purchase the book for yourself, well, we won’t stop you. If you don’t have kids, grandkids, neices, nephews, or godchildren, don’t worry! Grownups need little knitted buddies too, and I have a hunch they would look nice on your pillow, bedside table, bathroom, or kitchen (in the fruit basket!?!? I’M DYING!!!).

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This sheepdog wants to be your friend.

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These piggies are ideally sized to fit in your fruit basket.

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“I love moooo!”

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Those Who Dare

February 2, 2013

Once temperatures began plummeting last week, some of us around here decided that we needed a new mitten. A mitten that would keep us warm, a mitten that wouldn’t let the cold wind blow through, a mitten that a coal miner would wear – A Real Mitten! In these trying times, those who dare, felt.

The Fargo Felted Mitten is your basic mitten, knit up in a cozy, colorful worsted wool, and felted into a snuggly, blizzard-proof hug for your hand. Though they are ideal for tooling around town, we like to think that a farmer on the windy plains of North Dakota would be proud to slip these on before turning the chickens out at 4:30 am (the chickens would probably appreciate a pair too).  Just as everything we like, they are as cute as anything, and can be made for every child and adult you know.

A few scrumptious, feltable yarns, and a finished example:

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