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Summer Stitching

What do you like to make in the summer? I know some stalwarts who keep working on the woolies–sweaters, blankets and the like.  They are the prepared among us. Some turn to socks and, you have to admit, socks are pretty great for summer. Lightweight and portable, and yet hours of stitching fun.  And sock yarns and patterns range from staid barristers to crazy clowns. Socks for Him     or   Drip Candles     Sock yarn… read more »

New and Lovely

New yarn is arriving every day and with it inspiration for light and lovely knitting! We have fresh new colors in some old favorites like Cotton Classic, Rowan Softknit Cotton, and lovely Sanibel. There are also exciting new yarns for summer– Tandem and Enya from Tahki-Stacy Charles and Cerro, a cotton alpaca blend in luscious colors.  Come see for yourself!  

Putting the C in LYS

 If you have been in the store in the last few days you noticed a change. We have moved our famous big table from one end of the store to the other. We made the change to give more space and quiet for our classes. But when I looked around on Friday I realized that it had another, unintended, consequence. There were four or five customers at the table–getting help from staff and/or taking a quiet break from… read more »

Color Block Bias Wrap

With impeccable timing, the Chalet yarn for this luxurious and warm wrap is here.  It will keep you cozy while you are knitting and then transition into the spring.

Celestarium KAL: custom colors & beautiful beads!

Amy came to me a while back very excited about a pattern, so off we went to the computer: Celestarium is what she showed me. While I knew that I couldn’t dive into this one myself, I could see she was itching to do it *someday*.  It took me a little while to convince Amy she should lead a KAL for it, I did manage to.  Along the way, we had the brilliant idea to ask Kate of… read more »

Thinking about Mittens

I have been meaning to knit my son mittens for 2 years now.  In my defense, I did make a pair, but he was asleep and alas!  when he woke, they were too small (and then it didn’t snow, so I didn’t remake them).  Just recently, I have renewed my promise to make these mittens.  And so, I have had mittens on the brain. When I popped onto Ravelry today, what did I see but this week’s Community… read more »

Meet the Author–Deborah Robson

We are very excited to host a book signing with Deborah Robson, spinning guru, who will be signing her newest book–The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook.  Come meet her on Thursday, October 24, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Bring your books for Deb to sign.  A limited number will be available for purchase.    

A Wooly Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was to be a wedding. Lee’s daughter was getting married on October 5. Lee had a dress to wear–a beautiful emerald green dress.  But, because it was sleeveless, she felt quite sure that she needed something to cover up.  Like many women of a certain age and size, Lee has decided opinions about showing her arms and back in public.  Try as she might, Lee couldn’t find anything in a store that was… read more »

You Are Invited!

The Yarn Spot requests the honor of your presence at an Afternoon Tea to celebrate our fiber community and support those affected by the government shutdown What: Afternoon Tea: light refreshments served, door prizes given, community feeling garnered When: Friday afternoon, October 4, 2013 1-4 PM Where: the New Spot! 11425 Grandview Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902 We hope to see you there! Lee, Marianne and Victoria

Ahhh!

You know that feeling you get after a long day when you finally get home?  All  your things around you.  Comfortable chairs.  Your beautiful stash.  Inspiring books. Yeah, that’s the feeling we have now.  We are home with all of our beautiful things around us.  You should come see us. There are lots of new yarns and books to spark your fall knitting.    You may have seen the Wall of Bulky on Facebook.  It is a thing… read more »

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