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APRIL NEWS


Well, here we are.  In this strange and scary time, many people are finding comfort in crafting--I've been knitting a lot of garter stitch myself.   The store remains closed to the public, but we are still offering local delivery and mail order services (see more below), and we're holding Open Stitching Group at the regular times virtually, via Zoom (ditto). 

Right now, I'm trying to maintain something resembling our regular schedule.  This week, I'll be in the store 1-4 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons (that's April 2, 3, and 4) to take phone calls and prepare orders.   If we can be of any help, please reach out.  We hope everyone is well, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Stay safe!

Mary and the CKYC Board


 
VIRTUAL OPEN STITCHING GROUP!

We may not be able to meet in person right now, but that won't stop us!  Please join us for Virtual Open Stitching Group.  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: Apr 2, 2020 04:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Thu, until May 7, 2020, 6 occurrence(s)
        Apr 2, 2020 04:30 PM
        Apr 9, 2020 04:30 PM
        Apr 16, 2020 04:30 PM
        Apr 23, 2020 04:30 PM
        Apr 30, 2020 04:30 PM
        May 7, 2020 04:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/tJQpdOyrrDMoUhblCnI6dQNV7O4vJhAu7Q/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCoqjgvGdadsl39Y7YtOZX_bN_MjURGqK9-kjazBxF9VFTZYvRoOpNqR-mB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/904353282?pwd=a1NoVFIwWnRBdU81TW1UWXA5TVowQT09

Meeting ID: 904 353 282
Password: 332020

One tap mobile
+13462487799,,904353282# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,904353282# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 904 353 282
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fjSyU4Kby

SATURDAY GROUP DETAILS:


Time: Apr 4, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
        Every 2 weeks on Sat, until May 16, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
        Apr 4, 2020 02:00 PM
        Apr 18, 2020 02:00 PM
        May 2, 2020 02:00 PM
        May 16, 2020 02:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/uZ0sceitqz8jC8Ok_qMKrj34wF_MMb-exQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu2hrz0rH9GRuVztArUqE4X5b-G5iFIWhahijTLOESoANhTQCc9vMP96COmB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/491615549?pwd=aHhtUmZ4blgzU3pnTEgxQ2hDWnA3Zz09

Meeting ID: 491 615 549
Password: 129433

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,491615549# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,491615549# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 491 615 549
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fjSyU4Kby



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.

 
 
 
NEW YARN (AND MORE)!
 

We do have lots of new things for you in April.  Lots of unexpected time at home makes this a great opportunity to catch up on your reading.  We have lots of interesting books (including restocks on Wild Mittens, Unruly Socks 2 and Harry Potter: Knitting Magic) as well as the Summer 2020 Knitscene.






Since the weather has finally warmed up a little, it's time to start thinking about spring knitting.  Cestari's 3-ply DK weight cotton (a descriptive but tedious name) is perfect for warmer-weather knitting.  Each 100g skein is 100% US-grown cotton, has about 250 yards, and sells for $10.  We have eight colors in stock (the darker purple below has already sold out).



I teased this yarn in the last newsletter, and it has finally arrived.  JulieSpins Silky is 435 yards of delicious!  This is a 50/50 merino wool/silk fingering weight, perfect for shawls, scarves, mitts, or any other accessory you want near your skin.  Each 100g skein sells for $33.  (I apologize for the bad picture.  Let me know if you'd like a more accurate color view of any of the skeins.)




Our last new yarn for April is also a from a company brand-new to CKYC.  Filatura di Crosa is an Italian company known for cashmere, but we've started with Zara Chiné, a 100% wool DK weight.  The balls weigh 50g, with 137 yards to the ball, and sell for $11.  This yarn is superwash, with a lovely heathered look, and would make great baby garments and accessories (or luxurious garments and accessories for adults!)






 
LOCAL DELIVERY AND MAIL ORDER

We're still working on getting ecommerce launched (I'll send out another update when we're live), but for now I'm happy to take orders via email or phone.  How does this work?  Send an email (or a FB direct message, or a text to my cell phone) letting me know what you'd like, or call the store during my work hours (which again this week, April 2-4, will be 1-4 PM).  Once we've organized your purchase, I'll call you for a credit card number, which I will enter manually into our system.  If you live in Los Alamos County, I will deliver your purchases the following morning.  (If you just can't wait for your yarn, we can instead arrange for a no-contact pickup at the store.)  I will also be shipping mail orders the morning after they are received, usually via 2-Day Priority Mail.  Thank you for your continued patience and support!

 
FEATURED FINISHED OBJECTS!

You get only one FFO in the newsletter this month, because I could only take one picture before we closed.  Jen finished her mitered square poncho in Classic Shades, and doesn't she look great? 



We are continuing to share our finished object pictures on Facebook every Friday (for Finished Object Friday)--please comment and contribute!

 
SCHEDULE

At this time, all in-person classes and events are indefinitely postponed.  We'll try to keep you up-to-date. 
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