All Untangled

A local yarn store (Yarnhouse Studio) in the deep south sharing inspiration for those who love working with yarn, thread, and fiber!
Wearable Wednesday
For my last Wednesday, I HAD to pick a shawl, and that it’s by a favorite designer is all the better.  Check it out. This is Deep End by Heidi Kirrmaier.
I love the staggered shape and her use of colors is brilliant! I am sure I have enough colors of sock yarn that I could do this without even buying new yarn. lol That is IF I had my stash unpacked after my recent move. 

Wearable Wednesday

For my last Wednesday, I HAD to pick a shawl, and that it’s by a favorite designer is all the better.  Check it out. This is Deep End by Heidi Kirrmaier.

I love the staggered shape and her use of colors is brilliant! I am sure I have enough colors of sock yarn that I could do this without even buying new yarn. lol That is IF I had my stash unpacked after my recent move. 

Sheepish Sunday
Because being serious all the time is a drag! Hope you get up to some silly shenanigans this Sunday. :D  

Sheepish Sunday

Because being serious all the time is a drag! Hope you get up to some silly shenanigans this Sunday. :D  

Free Pattern Friday
Summer is sometimes the last season people think about knitting sweaters, but I think that is a mistake. Take the sweater above for an example (it’s Poncho Top by Sára Mrdalo and Eyðleyg í Garði). I love that it has eyelets and is made from a DK weight yarn. I think this one works particularly well in our climate in East Alabama and West Georgia. I would love to see this knit out of Berroco Vintage Dk. 

Free Pattern Friday

Summer is sometimes the last season people think about knitting sweaters, but I think that is a mistake. Take the sweater above for an example (it’s Poncho Top by Sára Mrdalo and Eyðleyg í Garði). I love that it has eyelets and is made from a DK weight yarn. I think this one works particularly well in our climate in East Alabama and West Georgia. I would love to see this knit out of Berroco Vintage Dk. 

Wearable Wednesday
You can wear a blanket, right? Yes. Totally. That’s what I’m going with anyway. #breakingrules 
But really, I couldn’t NOT share this magnificent blanket. One, I have a total love of bees, two I love color work, and three BEES!
And there’s a literary reference. SOLD.
Check it out! This is such is the quality of bees...by bunnymuff

Wearable Wednesday

You can wear a blanket, right? Yes. Totally. That’s what I’m going with anyway. #breakingrules 

But really, I couldn’t NOT share this magnificent blanket. One, I have a total love of bees, two I love color work, and three BEES!

And there’s a literary reference. SOLD.

Check it out! This is such is the quality of bees...by bunnymuff

Miscellaneous Monday
Holes happen in knitwear when we love a piece so much that we actually wear it out. Socks are notorious for having holes in them because our feet do so much work for us. This article on TwistCollective offers multiple ways to darn those pesky holes. I love the ingenuity of all of them. The next time I have a hole pop up in my woolies, I’m going to try one of those techniques out! 

Miscellaneous Monday

Holes happen in knitwear when we love a piece so much that we actually wear it out. Socks are notorious for having holes in them because our feet do so much work for us. This article on TwistCollective offers multiple ways to darn those pesky holes. I love the ingenuity of all of them. The next time I have a hole pop up in my woolies, I’m going to try one of those techniques out! 

Sheepish Sunday (on a Monday)
Many of you probably are on the Yarnhouse Studio mailing list, so you’ve probably heard by now that Cary is selling the store.  If not, here’s the notice from the newletter:
"This is your newsy note to tell you that we are selling Yarnhouse Studio!
 
Wonderfully, it will STAY RIGHT HERE! We are ecstatic, to say the least, that we will all get to keep coming to this wonderful place. The buyers are some of our own customers, and although they will make many needed changes, many things will stay the same, but even better!
 
We want to take this opportunity to tell you how very, very much all of you have meant to us. We (Anne and Cary) will always look back at this as one of the very most wonderful things we ever did. A HUGE part of that has been you. Our customers have brought us so much joy, and we have learned from and been inspired so much by you all. Thank you for coming in; thank you for returning; thank you for supporting us; thank you for being a part of our lives.  
 
The changeover in ownership will happen at the end of this month. Anne is only at the store for one more week, for then she is going to Colorado to see her youngest daughter! Cary has already started working only on Saturdays, and so she will be here next Saturday as her last full day at the store (although will also be at the twoTuesday night knitting groups left in July). Both of us look forward to coming to knitting groups in the future, so we’ll still be around! Anne will continue teaching weaving beginning in September.
 
The new owners are named Jan and Deb, and they are sisters. I’m sure they will send out a newsletter introducing themselves soon, but I’ll go on and tell you that they bring an amazing skillset to the store. One thing they will add to the store, for instance, is dyeing! So get ready for some in-house dyed yarns, for one thing.  :)  We can’t wait to see what else new they bring in.  
 
Again, thank you a million times for being part of Yarnhouse Studio!!
-Cary and Anne”

As the resident blogger, I am so happy for everyone that this change is happening. I am going to turn the reins over in August for the blog as well, so this is my last month of driving this crazy train. I’ve been having so much fun doing this, but time marches on and things change. I’m so glad to have met so many great folks through the shop and the blog. :D Thanks y’all!-Lacey

Sheepish Sunday (on a Monday)

Many of you probably are on the Yarnhouse Studio mailing list, so you’ve probably heard by now that Cary is selling the store.  If not, here’s the notice from the newletter:

"This is your newsy note to tell you that we are selling Yarnhouse Studio!

 
Wonderfully, it will STAY RIGHT HERE! We are ecstatic, to say the least, that we will all get to keep coming to this wonderful place. The buyers are some of our own customers, and although they will make many needed changes, many things will stay the same, but even better!
 
We want to take this opportunity to tell you how very, very much all of you have meant to us. We (Anne and Cary) will always look back at this as one of the very most wonderful things we ever did. A HUGE part of that has been you. Our customers have brought us so much joy, and we have learned from and been inspired so much by you all. Thank you for coming in; thank you for returning; thank you for supporting us; thank you for being a part of our lives.  
 
The changeover in ownership will happen at the end of this month. Anne is only at the store for one more week, for then she is going to Colorado to see her youngest daughter! Cary has already started working only on Saturdays, and so she will be here next Saturday as her last full day at the store (although will also be at the twoTuesday night knitting groups left in July). Both of us look forward to coming to knitting groups in the future, so we’ll still be around! Anne will continue teaching weaving beginning in September.
 
The new owners are named Jan and Deb, and they are sisters. I’m sure they will send out a newsletter introducing themselves soon, but I’ll go on and tell you that they bring an amazing skillset to the store. One thing they will add to the store, for instance, is dyeing! So get ready for some in-house dyed yarns, for one thing.  :)  We can’t wait to see what else new they bring in.  
 
Again, thank you a million times for being part of Yarnhouse Studio!!
-Cary and Anne”
As the resident blogger, I am so happy for everyone that this change is happening. I am going to turn the reins over in August for the blog as well, so this is my last month of driving this crazy train. I’ve been having so much fun doing this, but time marches on and things change. I’m so glad to have met so many great folks through the shop and the blog. :D Thanks y’all!
-Lacey
Free Pattern Friday
Some of you may know this already, but many may not. I am from Cordele, Georgia, known as The Watermelon Capital of the World. Every summer, Cordele throws down a mean parade and Watermelon Festival. If you are ever over that way in June, you should make sure your trip hits on Watermelon Weekend. I may or may not have won a seed spitting contest in my past, and I might or might not have been crowned first runner up for Little Miss Seedling in 1989.
Anyway, all of that is a long way to say I love watermelons. I think they are the absolute perfect symbol of summer, and they remind me of being back home. I saw the picture above on Pinterest (where else?!), but the link to Martha Stewart didn’t work anymore. I still wanted to share, so here are some free knitting and crochet patterns for watermelon potholders on Ravelry. 
Happy Summer y’all! Getcha watermelon on! :D I think we’ve got some great colors in of Cascade Luna and also Ultra Pima that would make perfect watermelons and honeydews. 

Free Pattern Friday

Some of you may know this already, but many may not. I am from Cordele, Georgia, known as The Watermelon Capital of the World. Every summer, Cordele throws down a mean parade and Watermelon Festival. If you are ever over that way in June, you should make sure your trip hits on Watermelon Weekend. I may or may not have won a seed spitting contest in my past, and I might or might not have been crowned first runner up for Little Miss Seedling in 1989.

Anyway, all of that is a long way to say I love watermelons. I think they are the absolute perfect symbol of summer, and they remind me of being back home. I saw the picture above on Pinterest (where else?!), but the link to Martha Stewart didn’t work anymore. I still wanted to share, so here are some free knitting and crochet patterns for watermelon potholders on Ravelry. 

Happy Summer y’all! Getcha watermelon on! :D I think we’ve got some great colors in of Cascade Luna and also Ultra Pima that would make perfect watermelons and honeydews. 

Miscellaneous Monday
Stripes are good fun, and I love to knit them into things, but boy they can be a mess at the beginning of the row!  Here’s a tutorial from Webs for making that jogless join for stripes. Maybe this can help me sort out the beginning of those rows!

Miscellaneous Monday

Stripes are good fun, and I love to knit them into things, but boy they can be a mess at the beginning of the row!  Here’s a tutorial from Webs for making that jogless join for stripes. Maybe this can help me sort out the beginning of those rows!

Sheepish Sunday
Check out the ears on that sheep! Oh, wait. No. Not ear. The horns! Check out those super twisty awesome horns! This is a Wallachian sheep which is a breed from Europe and central Asia. It has been farmed for milk, meat, and fiber. I want one of these as a pet, but can you imagine if your pet Wallachain got mad? Watch out! haha

Happy Sunday!  Hope nothing gets you in a twist today.

PS- Sorry for missing last Sunday’s post. It must have escaped through that hole in the fence. ;) 

Sheepish Sunday

Check out the ears on that sheep! Oh, wait. No. Not ear. The horns! Check out those super twisty awesome horns! This is a Wallachian sheep which is a breed from Europe and central Asia. It has been farmed for milk, meat, and fiber. I want one of these as a pet, but can you imagine if your pet Wallachain got mad? Watch out! haha

Happy Sunday!  Hope nothing gets you in a twist today.

PS- Sorry for missing last Sunday’s post. It must have escaped through that hole in the fence. ;)