Connecting During Gray Days

Posted by Holly Marshall on

Happy Back to Selfish Knitting! This is a brief inbetween newsletter (the downside of winter but not quite spring) to update you on some of the latest at the shop and to hopefully help us all stay connected.


Events and Happenings:

Third Annual Fleetwood February

Next month begins our third annual Fleetwood February. (It's basically an excuse to listen to our favorite music each Friday.) This year we’re proud to offer a beautiful KIS Designs, Stevie Nicks inspired shawl! Rhiannon is ours exclusively for Fleetwood February. Check out the front table for our favorite color combinations, and if you buy yarn for the project, you’ll receive the pattern free, plus 10% off your yarn!  And since Lindsey is no longer in the band, we’ll be hiding him twice each Friday in the shop. Find him and win a prize! See more of Kelly Forster/KIS Designs at Ravelry: Designs by Kelly Forster. (She's incredibly talented and we love working with her!)

Love on a Lamb Day

Sometime in early spring (date TBA), we’ll again be offering an opportunity to Love on a Lamb. Ironwater Ranch will bring baby bummer lambs for hugs, snuggles and photo ops. If you missed it, we hope to see you this year. Regardless of the weather, it's definitely a warm fuzzy kind of day! If you’re not familiar with Ironwater, please check them out. They offer many family-friendly events throughout the year (Lambeintine's Day is coming soon). Event Calendar | Iron Water Ranch We love what they stand for and what they do.

We're Growing

If you haven’t heard, we’re expanding! Once construction is finished, we’ll gain approximately 500 sf. This will give us a great classroom/knitting space, and we can’t wait to get started using it! We’ll keep you posted but fingers crossed everything goes quickly and smoothly.


New Inventory

~If you could use a little color therapy during these gray winter days, our latest shipment from Hedgehog should work nicely. We received a large order of beautiful sock yarn that will brighten your latest project - as well as your spirits!

~Have you seen the new Blue Sky Woolstok Mini Bundles??! Bramble & Fig and Fire & Ice are in! These minis are so fun and versatile. Woolstok is probably the yarn we use the most for shop samples. It’s a reasonably priced, sturdy, worsted weight that comes in a wide range of colors. It knits up beautifully and is available in 50g or 150g skeins and of course the minis. These are great options for sweaters and any colorwork.

-In the Mood Surprise by Kremke Yarns. This Sport weight 100% wool from South America is perfect to add color to basically any project. We think it's especially pretty in sweaters and wraps!

~Nordic Yarns 100% Cashmere is on the way. It’s designed in Finland and ships from Italy. This is a DK weight with soft, luxurious haloed colors. Splurge and make yourself a sweet sweater, or just a pair of mitts. Anything next to your skin would be a happy treat! We'll let you know, but we're hoping it'll be here in February.

~We’ve received a replenishment of SmithTea. Multiple customers have mentioned that Soothe Sayer is a great one when you’re not feeling well. It’s part of Smith’s Wellness line and contains ginger, peppermint and echinacea. It’s a good one to have on hand just in case or as a daily immunity booster.

-New Poms are in. The holiday knitting depleted our pompom inventory, but no more. We just received a large box of fuzziness!

We hope to see you at all the above events. Stay healthy and know that we appreciate you!


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