Coastal Purl newsletter
Welcome to Coastal Purl!
While I'm pretty active on social media, I know not all of my customers are so there may be some duplication between the newsletter and those channels, but that's ok. My intent with this outreach is to share new and exciting additions to the shop, recent projects - what's on my needles or recently off my needles - as well as project ideas, and lastly to share what's going on with our growing community of knitters and crocheters.
- Yarn bowls
- Project bags
This is new for the store and I'll see how these go. I ordered a few kits from Frabjous Fibers because I loved their hand-dyed yarns. Two options include the "Mad Hatter" combo kit which has a primary full size skein with 5 coordinating mini skeins and two pattern options included, and the other is the "Opposite Attract" pair of full size coordinated skeins which also comes with a pattern. If you log into the website and find they are sold out, reach out to me (email@example.com) and I can certainly reorder for you.
What's on or freshly off my needles
The yoke sweater knitted with Summer Silk (a 50/50 cotton & silk blend) was a delight - the pattern is called Oneida and is free with the purchase of that yarn. The pattern is probably intermediate level, but very clearly written and thoughtfully designed. The yarn is incredibly soft - like knitting with marshmallows without the sticky!
The cotton shawl, modeled by dear friend Rose, was worked in 100% organic cotton hand-dyed by Great Adirondack Yarn Co. in upstate NY. The pattern I used was "May I Borrow That Please", which I am happy to share. The yarn comes in several very bright cheery color ways, but also in the neutral tones I used (you can see these on my website). It's an easy pattern on bigger needles that works up quickly and looks and feels great.
Just off my needles this afternoon and into the wash and block process tonight is the Meshmerism shawl designed for the Blossoms described above, but I worked it up in Whisper Lace as a sample in that yarn. The Whisper Lace yarn is a spongier texture due to its 70% wool, 30% silk content.
Classes have started - check my website for availability. If you don't see a time that works for you please email me and let's get you scheduled. The best times are the hour before I open (10-11 am Tuesday through Fridays) and the hour after I close on Saturdays (1-2 pm). Right now I'm doing beginner knitting (for those who have never knit) and brush up knitting (for those who have but have taken a break or just don't feel confident). Coming soon: felting classes, and crocheting and more advanced knitting classes, some with guest instructors.
I've had small groups of knitters who have started coming in afternoons just to knit and chat and it's been wonderful. We have plenty of room to social distance, the store is airy and open. If you're feeling cooped up, need a change of scenery and want to escape the heat and humidity, please stop over.
Happy knitting all!