🎉 The party they’ll be talking about for years
There are parties. And then there are parties…
You know, the parties you remember for decades. The “I was there!” parties. Like Woodstock, or Y2K, or that perfect destination wedding.
This is what our Knit Stars Flagship Store Grand Opening Celebration October 1+2 is shaping up to be.
On opening day, we’ll reveal the new Hot Loops wall. And this isn’t just any Hot Loops Wall. Our featured dyer for the new wall is none other than…
LolaBean Yarn Company.
For almost a year, I’ve been cooking up a plan with Adella, the fabulous, genius artistic mind behind LBC. Recently, I was with Adella and her family in Atlanta (the reason for that was yet another secret…to be revealed in the coming weeks). I was even lucky enough to get a spontaneous hair style by the one-and-only Tahani – Lola’s alter ego international hair designer. (“Your hair is just like Barbie!” she said. 💗)
With this Hot Loops Wall, we’ll be debuting what just might be a whole new model in our industry – a multi-faceted collab. It involves a new, luxury yarn base created just for Adella and us (we started out calling it the “dream LARN” and if you follow LolaBean, you know why 😉) and the Hot Loops Wall will have a mix of colors hand-dyed by Adella, plus coordinating melange colors chosen by Adella and dyed exclusively for this collab in Peru.
Then, right across from the new Hot Loops Wall will be another full project-based wall of Loops Luxe yarns. Expanding on the wild popularity of our bespoke Royal Alpaca + Silk yarn, we’ll be bringing in three new bespoke yarn bases, each with our trademark project inspo.
And all of this on top of a slew of other featured dyer walls, custom bags, notions and goodies celebrating the Grand Opening, plus…
Have I mentioned there will be wine?
A whole bar, in fact… 🍷☕️
When we tell you this will be a yarn store experience like no other, we’re not messing around!
There are still some time slots available for you to join us in person. You can RSVP here and learn more about how to have fun in T-town here (there’s plenty of culture to be explored, and the food is amazing!).
If you’re not able to be here in person, we’re planning a virtual Hot Loops Wall and Loops Luxe Wall party the week after the Grand Opening. Watch for details on that coming soon.
We are so excited to announce our 3rd quarter blue bag kit is on its way to our Knit Stars Club Members around the world! 🙌 Our troops have managed to get all the kits packed up and out the door to their new homes in record time!
Check out all the pretty blue bags ready to roll out the door. 💙
Season 5 Knit Star Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits and Knit Star Dyer Adella Colvin of LolaBean Yarn Co. collaborated on this custom curated, surprise kit.
Francoise’s design was inspired by the “Kākā Beak,” also known as the “Ngutu Kākā” flower. The Ngutu Kākā is a motif in Māori art. The motif can be seen represented in the lacework throughout the pattern.
The color for this collaboration was created in the dye pots of Knit Star dyer Adella Colvin of LolaBean Yarn Co. She took her inspiration from that same flower and made it shine in this rich, saturated colorway.
As a lover of yarn, it’s always hard for me to throw any of it away.. Even when I wind a skein into a yarn cake, it makes me a little sad to throw those colorful little ends I snip away. I’ve always held out hope that there would be a use for these little bits of color, and it’s as if Hedgehog Fibres read my mind.
Hedgehog Tweedy is an environmentally conscious, recycled tweed yarn. This DK weight wool is available in taupe-grey or Noir (black), with tweedy bits from Hedgehog’s own tiny bits and bobs of yarn from tied up skeins. The effect is a neutral with a little flash of color here and there.
The Flicker and Flame hat by Andrea Mowry is the perfect showcase for this fun yarn, and one skein each of the light and dark color is enough to make two hats as shown above – one for you, and one for a friend. Find the Flicker and Flame pattern on Ravelry.
Or, go all in on a sweater, like Carmen shared in our our Knit Stars Masterclass Owners group! Carmen’s Planetary sweater is wow-worthy in Hedgehog Tweedy. This pattern, by Melanie Berg, is available on Ravelry.
Knit Stars Masterclass Tip
Season One Knit Star Amy Small is the artist behind Knit Collage yarn, known for its unique textures and accents.
You can often find Amy at vintage shops, flea markets, and thrift stores searching for color and design inspiration for her yarns. She is always on the lookout for “stitch ideas, color combinations, trims, yarns, embroideries, all that good stuff!”
Amy really tends to gravitate towards the 1960 and 1970’s era of fashion and color and is obsessed with chunky, bulky yarn. The inspiration she finds on her shopping strips can often be found woven in as trims and fabrics right into her yarns!
Learn how Amy deals with those bobbles and trims and features them prominently in her work.
CLICK BELOW👇 to discover how Amy makes the trims in the yarn really pop!
We’ve heard a time or two that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.. But sometimes it can be tough to grab a healthy breakfast (or any breakfast at all). These overnight oats will come to the rescue, and after a little night-before prep, will be waiting in the fridge to power you up for the day. We found the recipe on FeelGoodFoodie.net, and there are so many ways to customize your overnight oats experience!
- ½ cup rolled old fashioned oats
- ½ cup milk of choice
- ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Peanut Butter & Jelly
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- ¼ cup diced strawberries
- 2 tablespoons peanuts crushed
- 1/4 cup diced apples
- 1 tablespoon pecans chopped
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ banana sliced
- 1 tablespoon Nutella
- 1 tablespoon hazelnuts crushed
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon almonds chopped
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
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