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Tomorrow, April 27th is Local Yarn Store Day!

Gifts with purchase
Each purchase made tomorrow will come with a small gift from us. And with the kind support of Pom Pom Press we will also be giving promo codes with every physical copy of a Pom Pom Press title redeemable for a free digital copy of Pom Pom Issues 1 - 21!
Titles included in this promotion are:
  • Take Heart, by Fiona Alice
  • Knits About Winter, by Emily Foden
  • Knitting Outside the Box, by Bristol Ivy
  • Knit How, by Pom Pom editors Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck
  • Back issues of Pom Pom Quarterly
There will be a limited quantity of the promo codes available only on April 27th, so don't miss out.    
 
Cookies and a Draw
I am baking cookies for tomorrow, which if everything goes well,will hopefully look like balls of yarn! And every purchase will be eligible for entry in a draw of special Mariner's Daughter products.
There are 3 prizes:
  1. a Mariner's Daughter tote bag
  2. a Mariner's Daughter project bag
  3. one of our new Mariner's Daughter notion tins
At the end of the day we will draw the names of three lucky winners.
More New Goodies!
A big box arrived this week from Retrosaria. So we are restocked with Mungo and Brusca, including new colours. We have also started carrying their Mondim (a sock yarn) line.

Two new publications have join our library.
Making Stories Magazine, by Verena Cohrs and Hanna Lisa Haferkamp, strives to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness, and equity in their work. They love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support. In Issue 1, you’ll find thoughtful accessories and versatile garments that are designed with with change in mind - change in seasons, in the way we work and live, in our choice of materials. A Ravelry download comes with each hard copy magazine

By Hand from editor Andrea Hungerford, is a community-centered publication for knitters and makers, published three times annually. In this day and age, many of us are searching for community–a sense of belonging, a feeling of unity, a desire to share our passions with others. As a sense of community becomes ever more elusive, we look for ways to build our own. A community of makers–those who find joy in creating with their hands, minds, and hearts–gives us a chance to share and celebrate our ideas and passions. Each book is a place-based celebration of these communities of makers, focused primarily on the fiber and fabric industry, as well as highlighting artists in other media who share the same philosophy as fiber and fabric artists of functional beauty. 

Each issue of By Hand will include patterns, projects, classes, and opportunities to purchase the featured makers’ art, as well as photo essays, day trips, foodie excursions, and other write-ups of aspects unique to the featured city or region. 


 
What are we knitting?

Hanna is knitting...

UraUe by Natsuko Iida with a Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather. It's coming out beautifully. The yarn is perfect for showing off the ribbing  and gives the piece a lovely old fashioned feel that will likely make it a wardrobe staple.

See the pattern here

Faye is knitting

The Mariner's Daughter, a shawl
by Andrea Petrone. It's nearly done!  The pattern has been released and can be found  hereShe has also finally figured out where she went wrong in her Ranunculus sweater, a design by Midori Hirose.

See the pattern here
 
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