Our Anzula trunk show arrived! We thought it would be marvelous for all of the people participating in the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl to be able to touch and try on these pieces!Sabrina Famellos, owner of Anzula, started dyeing yarn in 2006. Before that, she was an avid spinner and crocheter and sold her shawls, hats, gloves, and other accessories in the San Francisco Bay area. She began her foray into dyeing with spinning fiber first and later expanded to dyeing yarn. The home base of Anzula Luxury Fibers is now in Fresno, California, where the hand dyeing takes place. All of their yarns are spun in the U.S. and Canada.The items in our trunk show are all made with Anzula For Better or Worsted, a blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon. We have seven items including sweaters, shawls, and cowls.One of the first things you'll notice is the fantastic stitch definition this yarn gives! Cables and textured stitches such as seed stitch stand out beautifully.Anzula is synonymous with luxury fiber. The colorways range from vivid and strong to muted and delicate. Anzula yarns are soft, squishy, and slide like butter along your needles. Knitting with any of Sabrina's yarns is a sublime experience! Since they are superwash, they can be washed in the machine; we suggest a hand-wash cycle if your machine has one. Jenny recently washed a baby blanket made with Cricket, For Better or Worsted's little sister DK weight yarn, in this way. She laid it out to dry and it looked and felt like new!This yarn pairs well with needles that have a less-pointy tip. As this yarn is slippery, we encourage you to consider using a wooden needle. Swatching with both a wooden needle and a metal needle would immediately tell you which you prefer. If the term 'swatching' has you thinking of huddling in a dark corner, you might substitute the term 'yarn tasting'! You can 'taste' it with both types of needles to see which you like best!We invite you to come into My Sister Knits and pore over the Anzula trunk show items!
The 2018 Hot August Knits yarn crawl is upon us! Starting Saturday, July 28th and running through Sunday, August 12th, this is the highlight of many a knitter's summer!The yarn crawl is so much fun! You'll meet other crawlers, compare experiences, and find treasures in each shop. Beautiful scenery will delight your eyes and perhaps you will find a favorite new spot for lunch or coffee. Your brain will be full of knowledge about the local yarn shops in our region as you return home from your southern Wyoming/northern Colorado yarn crawl!
General Yarn Crawl Details:
Complete information can be found on the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl website.There are two ways to get your Passport which will be stamped at each shop. You can download it from the website or get one from My Sister Knits and other participating shops. If you get stamps from all participating shops (no purchase necessary), you will leave your Passport at the last shop to be entered to win one of 8 grand prize baskets! One basket is on display at each shop. Your completed passport will also enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate that each shop is offering!Official souvenir Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl bags will be available for purchase at each shop.
My Sister Knits Yarn Crawl Details:
We are opening at 9am Saturday, July 28th to kick things off. To celebrate, we have specials such as 40% off select yarns! Be sure to look for the signs in the shop!Colorful Eclectic, based in Golden, Colorado, has created an exclusive colorway for us, available only during the yarn crawl. When it's gone, it's gone. It's name? Sister: Keeper of Secrets! Perfect for My Sister Knits! In addition, Liz has provided mini skeins that complement our colorway.The first 200 people in the door will get a limited release pin featuring one of the famous My Sister Knits chickens!We will have a drawing on two Saturdays, August 4 and 11 for a prize. Get your ticket at the shop, write down your name and phone number and enter it in the drawing. It's as simple as that, no purchase necessary!Gather your friends or come alone, plan your Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl adventure, and look for the yarn-bombed tree! We can't wait to see you!