In the Loop Inc.
February 2016 Newsletter





 
Winter is the time for comfort, 
for food and warmth, 
for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire.
It is time for the home.
               Edith Sidwell                  

                
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

Winter may be taking a back seat this year and hints of spring should not stop you from picking up your needles. Go have tea with friends and bring your knitting. Want camaraderie with other like minded fiber enthusiasts, join a local Guild or knitting group. Tackle a new technique, learn to dye or spin. Feeling uninspired, hit Ravelry, Pinterest or Instagram, there is always a creative mind a click away who has taken a pattern to a new and exciting level. Turn on a podcast and organize your stash or thumb through old issues of knitting literati. Your fiber life should never be dictated by the seasons, it never hibernates nor ceases to beckon, it just sits quietly waiting for the spark. 


      



ARE YOU IN THE LOOP?






THIRD FLOOR STUDIOS

 


Third Floor Studios will join us for a PUG, our version of a pop-up gallery, on Saturday February 27th, from 10-2. Christene will be here with plenty of new project bags along with a new line requested by our Saturday morning Knit Group. 






We will be attending Farm and Fiber Day at the Wayland Winter Farmers' Market on Saturday March 5th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. A reminder that the shop will be closed and encourage all who would usually visit the shop  to consider attending this fabulous epicurean and fiber event. 
Click on the Farmers' Market link to see all the vendors who will be attending. 



 
 Our Misfit Monday's continue in February with Pam's selection of Alicia Plummer's 11pm which we have modified using Rowan Fazed Tweed. 
A Misfit is a misunderstood yarn which for some reason, is languishing on our shelves screaming for someone to take them home to become something special and loved. Our ITL team will choose a project suited to our Monday Misfit choice, which will be discounted for up to two weeks and found only on our Facebook page. Keep an eye out as our MMM's will randomly appear on any given Monday. 





REMEMBER TO SAVE THE DATE 
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016
PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT  
WE'RE GROWING!




As we get deeper into the winter months there may be occasions when classes will be cancelled and the shop closed or closing and openings will change. 
Make sure to check our website or Facebook page for information. 
When in doubt please call the shop.


WHAT'S ON OUR NEEDLES


We took Churchmouse Yarns and Teas' Wooly Wreath into the next holiday and it's ready for Valentine's Day. 
                       Where the Wooly Things Go II
 




Dovetail by Carina Spencer in one skein of Dirty Water Dye Works Petite Clara.






Fidra (2) skeins of Juniper Moon Moonstone or Fibre Company's Tundra
I happened to have a few skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry for an impulse cast-on. 





Imposter's Shawl (2) skeins of Fancy Tiger Heirloom






Farmhouse by Cabinfour (2) skeins of Juniper Moon Sabine. Bound off one row early so I could use my two skeins. I will go into the third skein if I decide to do tassels or fringe but for now I think I will get more use without the accoutrements. Time for a wet block. 

Just a note: Blocking wires, pins and Eucalan are back well stocked. 








HEATHER'S HELPFUL HINTS

If you aren't using a wool wash on your knit garments, please be sure the soap you choose is a mild and plain one. Most 'special' commercial brands of delicate wash/detergent have fabric softener built in, which will weigh down hand knits.




 
Save 20%

Are you celebrating a birthday in the month of February?
Clip this coupon and bring it in for a (one time only) 20% savings on anything in the shop during the month of February excluding Quince & Company, already discounted or custom items, workshops, classes or special events.
 
**We are very happy to celebrate your birthday with you by offering you these savings but we ask that this coupon be presented at time of check out during your birthday month only. Thank you for understanding. *Coupon may be redeemed in-shop only.


Offer Expires: FEBRUARY 28, 2016