Once upon a time, a long time ago, two friends were on a road trip and, as friends are wont to do they began building sky castles while they drove. A small part of the conversation went something like this:
(Betty Kay) “You know what you need, Fairy? You need a store exclusive yarn!”
(Fairy) “Yeah? That sounds like fun. We should have an entire range of colors, like the best box of crayons EVER!”
(Betty Kay) “Yes, and you should come up with a catchy name for it… something to tie in with the shop… how about Fairy Tales?!”
And thus, somewhere between here and there the idea began to grow. As the friends traveled, they made up lists of colors and color ways and projects that all could be made with these imaginary yarns. Socks, hats, cowls, baby sweaters and shawls all seemed to be knitting in front of their eyes (the landscape was pretty dull, these daydreams were really just in self defense!)
Fast forward a couple of years…
One day, while working away in her yarn shop back home, another friend overheard Fairy telling someone else about these dreams and thought “I could do that!” and so MORE sky castles began to appear as Fairy and her other friend began to make plans for colors and weights and skeins.
We are so VERY THRILLED and proud to announce the release of our VERY OWN SHOP EXCLUSIVE YARN!!! Dyed here in Texas by Safronie Skeins, available in an ever growing selection of colors (90 at last count). Each of our 18 colorways is available in 5 gradient shades of fingering weight, sold individually in 76 yard mini skeins of 100% Superwash Merino today, our eventual plans are to have every color also available in 100 gram skeins as well. One thing at a time, be patient! Today you can shop all 91 (we have white too) colors and dream up your own projects or be inspired by our idea board to try something new. Stay tuned as we continue to develop our plans and ideas, you just never know where the power of imagination can take you!
This pattern was designed as our Knit-A-Long for the Sea Purls 2015 cruise. It begins with a garter-tab cast on and is worked from the top down and ends with an option beaded bind-off. The entire pattern is written and stitch counts are given after every increase row. The pattern offers two blocking options, one as a smooth half-circle and the other features points or “rays”. Nothing is different in the knitting, just in the way it is blocked.
Don’t see the class you were hoping to take? Give us a call at 214-412-2889 and we will see if we can’t make it happen for you!
Is learning how to spin or just getting more time to yourself to spin on your resolution list? The first Thursday of the month (next ones are September 1 and October 6) is our Spin-in. Everyone is welcome to bring their spindles and wheels and join us- regardless of your ability to spin. We love to see what everyone is working on and our spinning community welcomes new spinners too. Don’t be shy!
September is a busy month of shows, but we will be adding more classes very, very soon.
Got something you want to see us offer? Give us a call at 214-412-2889 and request it!
Do you need help in meeting a crafting resolution. We are happy to help. Just let us know what you want us to teach and we will get it onto the schedule. It’s that easy! Call 214-412-2889 to request a class.
Are you, or someone you know, wanting to learn HOW to knit or crochet? Did you know that our How-to beginners classes are FREE? Just come in any day we are open and we would love to get you started knitting or crocheting. All we ask is that you purchase your supplies from us.
We know that you have a choice in where you purchase your crafting supplies and we are deeply honored that you choose to shop with us. Thank you.
There are lots of exciting things happening in the DFW area coming up!
DFW Yarn Crawl – August 19 – 28 – Visit shops all over DFW to collect stamps in your passport. This event just gets better every year! Grab some friends and make some plans to make your way from store to store, checking out all the fun stuff on your way. We have already chosen some fantastic trunk shows to tempt you and come up with new stuff all the time. Look for a schedule of Knitting Fairy events as the dates draw closer.
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