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I have been knitting furiously on my newest shawl using Classic Elite's "Chalet". It is baby alpaca and bamboo, knitted on the bias with 3 shades of gray. It is so delicious I can't wait to cuddle up in it. I think I will make an afghan in the brown and tan tones. It is the perfect, easy to knit, winter project.
Even though it has been surprisingly mild in Mendocino so far, it is still cosy to curl up with yarn and needles or hook, on a cool night. This February and March you can learn to knit a cardigan O make an entrelac hat O create a luxury afghan O crochet a shawl O quilt a pillow and O felt slippers at the Mendocino Yarn Shop. New spring and summer yarns have started to arrive. Come in and see what is new. See the current newsletter for details and a free pattern.
If there is a technique you are interested in learning let us know. And don't forget, if you are planning to come to Mendocino with a group of knitting friends, we can arrange for a class in a topic your group might want to explore. Happy Knitting ~ Annelle
Carin Engen's stunning "Caliente" Scarf
Karen Moreland, a valuable member of the MYS staff since the very beginning in Jan 2001, is retiring. Saying good bye is hard - so we are not saying good-bye! Karen will be 'hanging out" at the store and teaching some classes this winter. She has also agreed to fill in when needed. So, we will miss Karen's expertise and helpfulness on a regular basis, but look forward to seeing her in the store as a friend. Thanks for all the years of fun and friendship, Karen.
Introducing Our Newest Staff Members:
Pamela Allen & Amelia Keller-Boren
Amelia is a Senior at the Mendocino Community School. She has been a great asset to the organization and neatness of the store this fall. Amelia is a "freeform" knitter. Her knitted pants and leggings are works of art. She works on Tuesdays and Saturdays, so come in and meet her.
Pamela Allen joined us in January. Pamela is an accom- plished knitter, designer and display artist. Her priority is to offer helpful service to knitters, but we all appreciate her ability to install window and gallery displays.
Handweaver Gerry Grimes (on left) with gallery designer and MYS staff member Pamela W. Allen
Knitting as Community
Winter has arrived in Mendocino, so we are getting out our sweaters and shawls. Winter is a great time to take a class and to advance your knitting or crocheting skills.
Our fall classes were well attended, so our teachers are preparing many new classes for January and February. We hope you will be inspired to join our knitting community.
Knitting is a very versatile activity. You may knit with others or all by yourself. Projects that require simple knitting, are great for "public" knitting. For quiet moments, or while listening to an audio book, you might choose a project that requires more concentration.
Knitting is a good way to meet new friends or get together with old ones. There are several knitting groups on the coast-- In Mendocino: at the Mendocino Community Library on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00, and at the Mendocino Yarn Shop on Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30. In Fort Bragg: at the Fort Bragg Library on Mondays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
These groups are friendly and informal. Or you may want to start your own knitting group. I know of several "close knit" groups that meet regularly and whose members are a great support group.
Knitting in community offers inspiration from others, a chance to add to our skills, make friends, or simply take some time to knit.
Join a group, take a class, and by all means - Knit on!
Always helpful, Annelle, Rosanna, Lenora, Pamela, and Amelia bring you the finest yarns from around the world...and the Mendocino Coast:
47 Yarn Companies We Carry
Alchemy ~ Anny Blatt ~ Appalachian Baby
Art Yarns ~ Araucania ~ Berroco
Cascade ~ Church Mouse ~ Classic Elite
Curious Creek ~ Dale of Norway ~ Debbie Bliss
Ella Rae ~ Elsebeth LaVold ~ Frog Tree
Galler ~ Great Adirondack
Hanne Falkenberg ~ Furaz
Hemp for Knitting ~ Jade Sapphire
Jamieson's Shetland ~ Karabella ~ Katia
Kauni ~ Louet ~ Madeline Tosh
Manos del Uruguay
Marks & Kattens ~ Mirasol
Mountain Colors ~ Muench ~ Noro
Opal/Isager ~ Pagewood Farms ~ Plymouth
Scarlet Fleece ~ Schaefer ~ Scrumptious
Shibui ~ Sublime ~ Rowan
Swedish Yarns ~ Tahki/Stacy Charles
The Alpaca Yarn Company
The Fibre Company ~ Zealana
Locally handspun yarn roving (natural & dyed)
Annie Adams shawl pins
Foofaraw shawl pins
Addi Turbo & Addi Lace
Carin Engen's ethereal "Blue Madonna" scarf
Carin Engen, fiber felting artist and dyer
featured in our Fiber Arts Gallery
Carin, who lives in Garberville, teaches felting classes throughout California. she is well known for her beautiful clothing, accessories and boots. MYS is fortunate to have 6 of her pieces - including the Blue Madonna scarf - in our gallery. If you enjoy wearing "one of a kind" colorful and whimsical cowls and scarves, you might just find the right one for you at the MYS Gallery. Here is a link to Carin's website.
Carin is teaching a Felted Boot Class Saturday 1/12/13 and Hat Class Sunday 1/13/13 at the MYS. The Boot Class is full, but there is space available for 2 more in the Hat Class. Carin has a unique technique for making custom fitted boots and hats using a wet felting method and a variety of materials. Expand your horizons and learn to felt.
Second Saturday Spin
Bring your wheel or drop-spindle and share an enjoyable afternoon spinning with others in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, then take a tour around Mendocino for Second Saturday. Lenora will be on hand for advice, tips and inspiration. Are you struggling with drafting? Would you like to make your own novelty yarns? Get help with everything from fiber preparation to yarn finishing techniques. We'll explore new topics every month.
FREE, but please call to preregister::
Please note: This is not a beginning spinning class. Spinning lessons are available by appointment.
NEW: Kidsilk Creation Stripe
"Ruffly Scarf" in Kidsilk Creation Stripe, colorway Sugar #351
Rowan's version of the flattering Ruffly Scarf uses Kidsilk Haze in a multi-colored mesh. The result of this EASY to knit scarf is a cloud of frothy color. Why is this scarf style so popular? Because it makes us look good! Kidsilk Creation Stripe is 70% kid mohair, 30% silk. $24.95 per skein (One skein makes a scarf.)
Sandra McIver, designer extraordinaire
knit, Swirl! Uniquely Flattering, One Piece, One Seam Swirl Jackets
Sandra McIver, Mendocino's designer extraordinaire, is stunning the knitting world with "knit, Swirl!", her premiere book.
"knit, Swirl!" certainly sets the new high standard for knitting books. Sandra is active in our knitting community and Mendocino Yarn Shop is fortunate to be her local yarn shop.
We have kits for Sandra's designs with the very highest quality yarns. I have recently knitted Sandra's "Mink in Motion" in mink/cashmere with luscious results! I recommend that you enjoy Sandra's beautiful photo show at www.knitswirl.com
Happy knitting, Annelle
The Mendocino Yarn Shop has been featured in Mendocino Coast Real Estate Magazine. Enjoy reading this great article by downloading this PDF (5 pages, 4.4MB)
"Mendocino Yarn Shop: Community Closely Knit" story and photos by Margi Gomez
featuring local artists
Mary Ellen Blohm
Exhibited are extraordinary creations for sale:
handwoven rugs, silk scarves,
nuno felted scarves, cowls,
felted hats, hand quilted baby quilts,
framable squares, knitted sweaters,
hand-knitted and crocheted jewelry,
hats, scarves, shawls,
knitted gift bags,
lace shawls and more!
This view shows a few of the 12 artists
exhibiting in the Fiber Arts Gallery
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