Here we are, week whatever-it-is, and we’re still doing our bit by staying home and social distancing. We are able to continue shipping to the local yarn shops you love – albeit with a very small “team” of one person (either Kate or I) per week for a few hours a day. While it’s my week to “work from home,” a term I use very loosely to describe what it means to try to work while simultaneously having four kids in my house and a partner who is also “working from home,” I have spent probably too much time scrolling through Instagram in order to get a break from the laundry and the dishes and the unfinished school projects.
But, you guys, I have to say, the pictures you are sharing of our yarns when you open packages from your LYS are giving me life this week! Keep ‘em coming!
Wendy B. got this sweet package of our Perennial yarn in the best purple to make the True Friend Sweater by Veera Välimäki. Starlight Knitting Society in Portland, OR is open for walk up or curbside service. Come to the door and someone will shop for you, or you can call ahead and they will have everything ready for you to pick up at the curb. Starlight also has local delivery and free shipping on all orders, including web orders! Starlight carries every single Kelbourne Woolens yarn, something we are super grateful for.
This little package from Tolt Yarn and Wool of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra and Julie Asselin’s Nomade are destined for two different projects, but we think they look pretty cozy together! The shop in Carnation, WA is currently closed, but you can still shop by phone and online, and receive free shipping with the code freeship at checkout. Check out all the Kelbourne Woolens yarns on their site!
There’s nothing better than a Germantown mail day! These beauties are from one of our local yarn shops here in Philadelphia, Wild Hand. Wild Hand, located in the Mt. Airy neighborhood, has a brand new online shop and is offering free shipping to all Philly addresses, and free shipping on all orders over $75. I can’t wait to see what this beautiful, calming palette of Germantown yarn is going to become!
Nicole got some Germantown yarn to go with her stash yarn for the Moonwake Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and we wholeheartedly approve! Purchased at her LYS, Fiddlehead Yarns in Kenosha, WI, who has some of their inventory online in their web shop, but you can also call or email to shop their selection of yarns and notions.
All of us – the suppliers, retailers, and you! – are doing all we can to keep everyone safe, but also well stocked with your favorite yarns. Keep sharing your mail day packages, it’s giving us all the good feelings – and please shop local!