It's Yarn Crawl Time!

Every July brings us the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl!  This year the dates are Saturday July 27th through Sunday August 11th.

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Eight shops are participating this year.  They cover a good portion of the Front Range, from as far south as Longmont, north to Cheyenne and Laramie, and as far west as Estes Park.  And there are four shops in Fort Collins!

The yarn crawl is such a fun opportunity to explore our region and see what all of the yarn shops have to offer.  Each has its own personality! 

There are perks to joining the yarn crawl crowd.  Each shop has a free pattern, you meet other knitters from the area, you can enter drawings for prizes, and there’s a party atmosphere in each yarn shop!

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You’ll want to go to the Passport page of the Hot August Knits’ website and print out a Passport before  starting your tour. Have it stamped at each shop you go to.  If you get to all eight yarn shops, turn your fully stamped Passport in at the last shop you visit.  No purchase is necessary to participate in this drawing. It will then be entered into a drawing for one of eight grand prize baskets.  Each yarn shop will have one of these baskets on display. They all are a bit different so be sure to check them out on your journey!

You can also look at this map to get an idea of where the shops are located.

My Sister Knits has some special events planned for the yarn crawl! First of all, we will open at 9am on the first day, Saturday July 27th.  Next, we will have a daily drawing for a gift that will be posted each morning.   A purchase will enter you into this drawing. At the end of the yarn crawl, we will have a drawing for a $50 gift certificate.  No purchase is necessary for this.  Be sure to get a ticket at the shop and enter!

We have a pop-up shop planned to celebrate the middle weekend of the yarn crawl. Saturday August 3rd we will host Rachel from Lakewood, CO-based Six and Seven Fibers.  Rachel dyes, among other things, the Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables yarn collections!  She will be in the shop with her yarns from 10am until 1pm.

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At My Sister Knits, we love meeting all of the ‘yarn crawlers’ and hearing your stories! Many people gather some friends and take two days to complete it.  It is an ideal opportunity to find new coffee shops and lunch spots in a different city! The yarn-bombed tree will help you know where the shop is!

We hope you can get in on the merriment that is the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl! If you have any questions, please call the shop at 970.407.1461





Announcing Coop Knits Yarn and Books

Announcing Coop Knits Yarn and Books

We have some Coop Knits yarn and books in the shop that you’re going to want to know about!

Rachel Coopey lives in the UK and designs socks, mittens, and hats but mostly socks. She lives and breathes socks, both designing them and knitting them. She loves them so much she created her own yarn that shows off her designs to the max!

Mindful Knitting: An Extraordinary Class!

My Sister Knits is offering our knitting community a class this summer that won’t be available anywhere else! This is a remarkable class that we are super excited about - Mindful Knitting!

We now have Julie Jensen on our teaching staff and she has a background that is of immense benefit to fiber folk. Julie is a learning professional for a global corporation and has been in corporate training for about 12 years. A few years ago she was certified as a Mindfulness Coach and has been training in the corporate world.

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Julie realized that she could apply her Mindfulness training to her knitting and now all of us connected with My Sister Knits can take advantage of Julie’s deep knowledge by taking her Mindful Knitting class!

This is a three part class on Thursday evenings from 6 - 8. The dates are July 11th, 18th, and 25th.

The ultimate outcome of the class is to teach us to have a better sense of relaxation and peace when we knit/crochet. We will develop the mental space to focus on our knitting/crocheting and let go of the chaos in our brains. How often do you have thoughts rolling around in your head when you work with yarn? Do you plan when to go to the grocery store next? Or when you’re going to get the laundry done? Or do you ponder the answers to the world’s questions? Suddenly you’re brought back to reality when you find a mistake or have lost count.

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Julie will teach us how to slow down (and therefore we will speed up because we won’t be making mistakes), how to be present with our knitting/crocheting, and we will develop a depth of joy and productivity with our projects that surpasses our current level.

We will become aware of a rhythm of counting with our projects, which is an intriguing concept!

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Mindfulness is a discipline one has to learn and we will have small mindfulness exercises as homework each week to allow us to practice and benefit from Julie’s specialized knowledge. Each class session will build on the one before it and we will be well on our way to a mindfulness knitting practice by the end of the third session!

To sign up for this class online follow this link to our Classes section of the website. You can also sign up by calling the shop at 970.407.1461.







National Local Yarn Shop Day is April 27th!

National Local Yarn Shop Day is a day to support and celebrate brick and mortar yarn stores.

There’s nothing quite like a LYS!  Each one has its own character and knitters search them out when traveling!  Some have even become a destination in their own right.

Pantone Spring/Summer Color Palette

Did you know there’s a Pantone Color Institute Color of the Year each year?  It’s a prediction of what color we’ll see everywhere. For 2019, it’s Living Coral.  As you are out and about, start looking for anything and everything to have some coral.The Pantone Color Institute also creates a semi-annual Fashion Color Trend Report.  Each year this highlights the top colors that fashion designers at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week will be featuring.  

Shibui Knits at Interweave Yarn Fest!

Shibui Knits, the epitome of elegant yarn, will be featured in My Sister Knits’ booth at Interweave Yarn Fest this weekend, March 28th - 30th!

Sandy Barnes of Shibui Knits will be at our booth along with the entire Spring 19 collection which you are welcome to try on!  She will be happy to discuss all things Shibui and help you choose the best yarn for your intended project. 

Yarn Fest is Fast Approaching!

Yarn Fest is Fast Approaching!

We are nearing the end of March and that means that Interweave Yarn Festis almost here!For the past several years we have been lucky enough to have this major yarn festival right here in northern Colorado!  Yarn Fest takes place the last weekend of March at The Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado.  This year the dates are Thursday, March 28th through Sunday, March 31st.

Spincycle Yarns' Dream State is Restocked!

Spincycle Yarns' Dream State is a hot commodity in the knitting world right now!Thanks to all of the recent patterns featuring Dream State, this unique and colorful yarn is flying off the shelves!

Ritual Dyes Yarn

My Sister Knits has the good luck to be one of only five yarn shops to carry Ritual Dyes yarn!  This is a brand new line of yarn from Rachel Bratcher of Portland, Oregon.Rachel has developed two yarn lines that are quite diverse.  One is completely from the United States and dyed with natural plant dyes, producing gorgeous soft colorways.  The other is sourced outside of the United States but is dyed in-house, producing deeply saturated and ever-so-subtly speckled colorways.

Introducing the Princeton Capelet

We have a sample in the shop that is truly elegant in its simplicity and sophistication!  It's the Princeton Capelet designed by Sylvia Hager.  Sylvia designed it specifically for Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere.  This little gem is perfect for the warmer spring weather that will be here before we know it!

What is Machine Washable Yarn?

At times we want to make a project with machine washable wool.  Socks, baby clothes, and items for children come to mind.  But which machine washable wool do we choose and what exactly does machine washable mean?