Ornament Contest

We are hosting an ornament contest this year, culminating at Winter Walk, Thursday, Dec. 12th. The timeline is as follows:

Nov. 30: Deadline for dropping off ornaments at the shop

Dec. 6-12: Ornaments on display in our window; votes are collected

Dec. 13: Winner announced. (Winner will receive a $25 Northfield Yarn gift card!)

RULES

The ornament must be created using one of the following fiber-crafts:

  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Felting (needle-felting or wet-felting)
  • Cross-stitch
  • Embroidery
  • Needlepoint

It must be no more than 5 inches across in any direction.

It must be submitted with a loop or hook suitable for displaying the ornament in our window. 

Include with submission: your name, phone number, and email address so that we can contact you if you are the winner. (We’ll have a form available at the shop, which you can choose to use for your convenience.)

Ornaments must be dropped off and picked up in person, no mail in submissions or returns.

Limit: No more than two entries per person.

You can use this link to get a handy download that includes all of these details.

And then don’t forget to stop by during Winter Walk to see the display and vote for your favorite!

Fall Finishing Frenzy

Do you have a few WIPs that have been in progress too long? How many do you think you could finish in a month and a half if you committed to it?

Our annual Fall Finishing Frenzy starts on October 15 and ends at midnight on November 30. Finishers can share their success and collect a reward at a party on Sunday, December 1 from 3 – 4:30 pm. 

Fill out this form to join the frenzy or sign up in the shop!

Knit Purl Hunter KAL!

Knit Purl Hunter KAL

Knit Purl Hunter’s last KAL begins on October 10th. The first part of the pattern for the asymmetrical shawl will be released on the Knit Purl Hunter Web site at https://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/ on October 10th, with subsequent parts of the pattern released weekly. More info can also be found in the KnitPurlHunter Ravelry Group.

This KAL uses Skacel Simplicity Spray or Simplicity Tonal as the main yarn, along with Simplicity Solid. Yarn is available for purchase in the shop. Join us during Open Stitch time on Thursday evenings in October to work on the KAL together.

Join Our Fall Knit-A-Longs!

Shiftalong Hat KAL

Our “Shiftalong” KAL Runs August 30 – Sept 13. We are using Andrea Mowry’s Shiftalong Hat pattern. There is no cost and no need to register to be a part of the Knit-a-Long (KAL), just show up with your pattern and yarnWe’ll be meeting on 3 Fridays: August 30, September 6, and September 13, from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a little social knitting time, while we work on our hats.

There will not be any formal instruction during the KAL knitting time, but others may be willing to share tips and tricks that they have learned while on their own knitting adventure.

We currently have the Knitting My Way Home Trunk Show in the shop (until September 15th) featuring Sharon Knutson’s gorgeous fiber and homespun yarn, she has created kits for this hat, with one skein of color-changing homespun and one skein of a solid colored homespun to make your hat. Fun Fact it takes Sharon 8 -10+ hours of spinning and processing time per hank of handspun!!

You can come see Sharon giving a spinning demonstration during Defeat of Jesse James Days. She will be taking part in the KAL on September 6th and doing spinning demonstrations on September 7th.

Keep a look out for our next KAL, coming in October we will be knitting along with Knit Purl Hunter!

Love People Be Kind ❤

A Weekend with Lisa Daehlin August 23 & 24 2019
Opera chanteuse, knitting and crochet designer and instructor Lisa Daehlin will visit the shop for an interactive talk about her Hearts: With Love project on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 pm and an introductory class on crocheted broomstick lace on Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 pm. Don’t miss this chance to learn something new with both your hands and your heart! Register online or in store for one or both events!

Lisa Daehlin has been traveling near and far giving away the little crocheted hearts that she makes while riding the New York subway. Come hear how this random act of creative kindness has affected her life and the lives of the recipients. In Lisa’s words: As I travel through life and this world, I find more deeply the wisdom of a friend’s words: “Life IS other people.”Sometimes, it’s hard to connect with the people we meet. I’m a gal from a really small town (264 people), so, it wasn’t all that often that I encountered a stranger.

Now, living in Manhattan, I am blessed with interactions among people new to me every single day. At times, the distance is comforting; other times, it’s uncomfortable. I’m not alone in having someone say, “Hey, lady! What are you making?” when I’m knitting/crocheting in public. Sometime around Valentine’s Day 2016, I began making and giving away crocheted hearts on the subway and streets of New York. It’s been quite the ice breaker.

Join me to hear some of those stories! As always, I see life through a knitted (and crocheted) lace lens, so there’ll be a fair amount of that, too. This yarny-yammering-on includes a presentation of images to ponder, fabrics to pet, ideas, designs, and meanderings.