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 Thank you so much for stopping by our shop!! Our hope is that you find the perfect products to complete your project. If you are looking for ideas...check out our Inspiration page. 

Fall Knitting Retreat Scheduled for October 8 - 10th

Fall Knitting Retreat Scheduled for October 8 - 10th

Yippee...It appears that we can safely plan for a Fall Knitting Retreat!! 

Available Lodging

If you want to take full advantage of a relaxing weekend we suggest that you make your reservations for lodging now. I talked with Eighteen-Ninety Sleepover and she has availability for that weekend but those rooms need to be reserved soon as she books out months in advance. She also stated that if you book through online travel sites you pay a hidden fee and it is $10 more in the end. So for the best deal go directly to her site http://eighteen-ninetysleepover.com

Please note that we do NOT recommend the Days Inn that is also located in Casey.

Do I have to stay in Casey? 

No, you can easily drive in and attend the activities. However some travel from a distance and others want a weekend away. The choice is yours. 

Describe the workshops that you offer during the Retreat?

The workshops are part of the package. Jeanette will teach a morning lesson on "How to do Mosaic Knitting". Mosaic knitting is a form of color work that incorporates simple repeatable slipstitch pattens into an overall design. 

In the afternoon, our goal is to inspire you with ideas for using leftovers from your yarn stash to create simple projects. We all have them. We all collect them. What can we create with them?

 What are the plans for meals?

We will have information when you arrive that highlights all of the dining choices in our area. We will be providing your evening meal at Richards Farm Restaurant. It is a local favorite. All other meals are on your own. 

We will have light snacks at The Corner Gathering Place (the former Yarn Studio location) throughout the Retreat. Sunday morning donuts and coffee will be provided through our newest coffee shop, Casey Coffee Co. 

What are the Retreat hours?

You can check in at The Yarn Studio anytime after noon on Friday. The Corner Gathering Place (the former Yarn Studio) will be our headquarters for the weekend and will be open at 3 PM. We will host trunk shows and provide yarn tastings. You are welcome to hang out and work on your projects in this space. Our Saturday workshops will also be held in this location. On Sunday it will be open until 12 as the Retreat officially ends at noon on Sunday. 

Don't miss the chance to knit and relax in Casey!!

 

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This Week... KAL starts and the Project Table is Back!!

This Week... KAL starts and the Project Table is Back!!

This is a BIG week at the shop ! ! ! ! 

The month of April brings back the PROJECT table which will provide expanded opportunities for our customers to collaborate together. The table will be set up every Thursday afternoon and Saturday Morning in my old corner location. I will also be available for "project help" if needed.
April times will be on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:30 and Saturdays 10:30 to 1:00.

This week also marks the start of our

S P R I N G Knit-A-Long!!

To be eligible for prizes you must register on the website
under the Workshop tab.
  • Tara is knitting the Seven Sister's Top by Blue Sky Fibers
  • Kelly is knitting The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
  • Jeanette is knitting The Weekender Light & Franca by CocoKnits
You can knit with us OR select a different sweater.
CocoKnits recently held a KAL for the Franca sweater so I will be able to offer extra insight as you progress on this pattern.

I plan to do facebook LIVE updates on Tuesday evenings throughout the KAL 
You can register your project on the 
Spring KAL page by following the link below.
https://www.theyarnstudiostore.com/pages/spring-2021-knit-a-long
Happy Knitting!!
Jeanette
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Spring KAL's, Gatherings, and Coco Knits Workshop

Spring KAL's, Gatherings, and Coco Knits Workshop

The Yarn Studio will be launching a

Spring Knit A Long with a start date of April 1. 

What is a Knit A Long? This is when knitters commit to knit a project together and support each other through the process. Many KAL's focus on one pattern design. Our Spring KAL will be a little different as I am asking you to select a wearable design and commit to finishing your chosen project by June 1. We will have 3 categories from which you can choose patterns. The categories will be shawls, wraps / ponchos, and sweaters. To make this more fun...I will be awarding prizes in each category. Participants who finish by June 1 will receive a tote bag.
Here are 3 sweater choices our staff has selected...

 Tara is knitting the Seven Sisters Top in

Printed Organic Cotton by Blue Sky Fibers

  

 Jeanette is knitting the Weekender Light

in Flaxen Silk by Sweet Georgia

 

 

 Kelly is knitting the Weekender
in Shepherds Wool

What is the cost to participate? The only cost is for your supplies and they MUST be purchased from our shop either by visiting the store in-person or by shopping online through our website. 

How do I get my supplies? I will be in the shop this week and next during our open hours to assist you in selecting materials and to provide help picking a project. If you want to be virtual and need help, email me your pattern ideas and I will get you fixed up!!

Do I have to attend gatherings? No... but you are invited to join Open Knitting Sessions at the shop. These Open Knit Sessions will be held on Thursdays and Saturdays. This is a great time to collaborate with other knitters and I will be available for free assistance during these sessions. 

Can I participate virtually? Absolutely!!

So that everyone ( in-person and virtual ) feels informed, You will be added to a specific email group for participants only. I have also established a Spring 2021 KAL page on the shop website where participants will be listed along with their chosen project. This is also the registration page.

We think your project and material choices will inspire others so your project information will also be posted on the Official KAL Board at the shop. 

To be eligible for prizes you must register by our start date of April 1. 

Knit Gatherings at The Project Table

 

 YESSS....for the month of April the Project Table will be back!!!
Thursdays starting @ 1 pm 
Saturdays starting @ 10:30 am
Most of you know that I own a corner building with beautiful sunlit windows that is currently sitting empty. (the former location of The Farmer's Wife Gift Shoppe)
For the month of April we will be using that building for Creative Gatherings on Thursday afternoons and on Saturday mornings. This will allow plenty of room for people to spread out and "feel safe." 
I will personally be available to offer help on your projects during this time. 
The teaching table located in the store remains available for individuals to drop in and knit during our open hours as long as there is not a class meeting.
This is a free service offered to our customers. Therefore as a courtesy to the shop, we ask that you please work with supplies purchased at The Yarn Studio.
Also you will need to enter and exit the building through the front corner door.

Upcoming Spring Cocoknit Workshop 

It is time for our spring version of the Cocoknits Workshop. If this method of sweater construction interests you...check out our workshop listing on the shop website. It will be available both in person and virtual. 
In the mean time...happy knitting!!
Jeanette
theyarnstudio@gmail.com
 
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