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SHADES OF AUTUMN


Hello, friends!

There's a distinct feel of fall to the air today, but the weather forecast promises a hot Labor Day weekend.  Whether you want to keep right on with summer crafting or switch to warmer woollies, Close-Knit has you covered.  Read on for info about new yarns, Virtual Opening Stitching Group, and some news about what everyone is up to.

We are open to the public with regular hours: 10-6 Tuesday-Friday, 10-3 Saturday.  We ask that all customers wear a mask and wash their hands immediately upon entering the store (we also have hand sanitizer available as well).  Shelly's daughter Kaitlyn is selling masks, which are available at the store, and several other friends of the Co-op are also making masks; feel free to email or message Mary for their contact info.

All groups and events remain virtual, but we're staying in touch on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CloseKnitYarn), and for those who want to shop at home, our webstore is still fully operational (https://closeknityarncoop.com/
)  We are also still offering curbside pickup and free local delivery--we want you to stay safe!

Mary and the CKYC Board

 
NEW YARN!

Jill of Enchanted Sky has dyed up some beautiful sock blanks.  These blanks can be used as-is for short scarves or table runners (just weave in the ends!) or unraveled to make socks and shawls.  Jill dyed the blanks in pairs, but each dye combination is unique--so when they're gone, they're gone!



We're fully restocked on Cascade Heritage and Heritage Wave!  We also have three new colorways in Heritage Wave--Dried Flowers, Seattle, and Boston.  This inexpensive wool/nylon blend is a favorite for socks, shawls, and lightweight sweaters, and it comes in tons of great colors, too.



We've also stocked back up on Cascade Ultra Pima.  This 100% cotton DK weight yarn is popular for baby items, lightweight garments, and really anything that requires a rainbow of colors.  I'm making a blanket!  (In theory.  Don't quote this.)  



And last, we have a BRAND NEW yarn for you!  Be Wool is a super bulky 40/60% wool/acrylic blend. It has great value--$12.00 for 170g--and is machine-washable; perfect for babies or less-than-careful adults.  There are 18 colors, but my pictures weren't great, so you'll have to come into the store--or shop via the webstore!--to see the others.

WEBSTORE REMINDERS


Just your period review of things that make life easier for you and our employees. 

If you're an existing customer, please use the email address we have on file for you to create an account in the webstore.  This will automatically link your webstore account to your in-store account, so all your purchases will be conveniently saved and tracked together!  This also enables us to keep track of your discounts or credits if you're a co-op subscriber.  (If you're not sure which email we have, just reach out to Mary and she'll look it up for you.)

Many pictures and descriptions are still missing, (this is a one-woman operation for the most part--although great thanks are due to Jill Hefele for recent assistance in taking photos!) but anything listed as in stock is available for purchase, including books, patterns, needles, hooks, and notions.  Certain items need to be purchased via a custom listing just because of technical fiddliness (such as buttons and gift certificates) but are absolutely available--just send us an email or Facebook message and we'll get it sorted.

Local delivery to Los Alamos and White Rock is still FREE; just select the option at checkout.  And of course we're always happy to take phone orders at (505) 662-1416.

 
FEATURED FINISHED OBJECTS

It's been nice to see some finished objects in person over the summer!  Sandra has been knitting with Bamboo Pop Sock, a great option for summer socks or for those who can't wear wool. 



 Wendy made a top in Solare, a cotton-blend yarn with dazzling sparkles.  We have one bag left of Solare in light blue . . .   (Wendy also made her mask!  Wendy has many talents.)



This Knitting Pure & Simple Bulky Shrug worked up with lightning speed in the new Be Wool (seriously, it took me less than a week.)  We have both pattern and yarn in stock!  If you need a quick victory, this is the project for you.



 
VIRTUAL OPEN STITCHING GROUP!

We are still virtually stitching each week; please join us!  We are maintaining the regular schedule of every Thursday from 4:30-7:30 MDT and first and third Saturdays from 2-5 MDT.  We're using Zoom, a web-meeting platform that's simple and free.  If you're using a desktop computer, simply click the link below when it's time to start.  If you're using a tablet or smartphone, you'll need to install the "Zoom Cloud Meeting App" (which you can find in the app store or Google Play store).  You can even simply call in voice only to say hello with your cell phone or landline.

THURSDAY GROUP DETAILS:

Time: Sep 3, 2020 04:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Thu, until Nov 19, 2020, 12 occurrence(s)
        Sep 3, 2020 04:30 PM
        Sep 10, 2020 04:30 PM
        Sep 17, 2020 04:30 PM
        Sep 24, 2020 04:30 PM
        Oct 1, 2020 04:30 PM
        Oct 8, 2020 04:30 PM
        Oct 15, 2020 04:30 PM
        Oct 22, 2020 04:30 PM
        Oct 29, 2020 04:30 PM
        Nov 5, 2020 04:30 PM
        Nov 12, 2020 04:30 PM
        Nov 19, 2020 04:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tJQpdOyrrDMoUhblCnI6dQNV7O4vJhAu7Q/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCoqjgvGdadsl39Y7YtOZX_bN_MjURGqK9-kjazBxF9VFTZYvRoOpNqR-mB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/904353282?pwd=a1NoVFIwWnRBdU81TW1UWXA5TVowQT09

Meeting ID: 904 353 282
Passcode: 332020
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,904353282#,,,,,,0#,,332020# US (Tacoma)
+13462487799,,904353282#,,,,,,0#,,332020# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 904 353 282
Passcode: 332020
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kckGq5xFJB


SATURDAY GROUP DETAILS:

Time: Sep 5, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
        Every 2 weeks on Sat, until Nov 21, 2020, 6 occurrence(s)
        Sep 5, 2020 02:00 PM
        Sep 19, 2020 02:00 PM
        Oct 3, 2020 02:00 PM
        Oct 17, 2020 02:00 PM
        Oct 31, 2020 02:00 PM
      Nov 7, 2020 02:00 PM
        Nov 21, 2020 02:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/uZ0sceitqz8jC8Ok_qMKrj34wF_MMb-exQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu2hrz0rH9GRuVztArUqE4X5b-G5iFIWhahijTLOESoANhTQCc9vMP96COmB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/491615549?pwd=aHhtUmZ4blgzU3pnTEgxQ2hDWnA3Zz09

Meeting ID: 491 615 549
Passcode: 129433
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,491615549#,,,,,,0#,,129433# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,491615549#,,,,,,0#,,129433# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 491 615 549
Passcode: 129433
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbv0tJlAfx




These invitations are also linked on the store website and Facebook page.  As always, group is free and open to all and occurs on a drop in/drop out basis (no need to stay the full three hours).  We hope you will join us.

P.S. some have expressed concern over the security of Zoom.  CKYC has reviewed our communication options and maintains that Zoom is the best and easiest way to stay connected during this time.  The company continues to make security improvements, and we have every confidence that the program may be used safely.  Remember that you do not need to install the app to use Zoom on a desktop browser or landline phone.
 
 
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