Sticks & Strings, LLC News http://www.sticksandstringslansing.comhttp://www.sticksandstringslansing.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:21:56 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 2020 Customer Challenge! http://www.sticksandstringslansing.comhttp://www.sticksandstringslansing.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9176 <span 12pt="" sans-serif="" ms="" sans="" comic=""><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">This year's yarn selection is Berroco Remix (worsted) and/or Berroco Remix Light (sport/DK).<br />Remix is composed of 100% recycled fibers; 30% nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk and 9% Linen.<br />All these fibers play very nicely together.&nbsp; Very soft and has great stitch defination.&nbsp; There are 20-22 colors to choose from.</span><br /></strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>You may choose any project you wish it just has to be made with yarn that was purchased at Sticks &amp; Strings.&nbsp; We have several pattern ideas if you need a little inspiration.</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Finished projects will be displayed at the shop from April 15 - May 15, 2020<br /><br />Join anytime and if your project is completed by April 15 and you want to join our display just tag your item with you name, the pattern name and yardage used.&nbsp; We will do the rest!!<br /><br />Items will be on display during Local Yarn Shop Day which is April 25, 2020.&nbsp; Let's show off our talents and wow the crowd.<br /><img width="191" height="200" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/8912/191x200_remixjpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Remix" /><img width="200" height="200" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/8912/200x200_remix_lightjpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /></strong></span> October Shawl Mystery KAL with Michelle Hunter http://www.sticksandstringslansing.comhttp://www.sticksandstringslansing.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8779 <p><span style="font-size: 24pt;"><em>"Audition"</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Starting October 10, 2019!</strong></p> <p>Mystery KAL with Michelle Hunter of&nbsp;<span><a href="http://www.knitpurlhunter.com/">Knit Purl Hunter</a></span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you love to &ldquo;try out&rdquo; new stitch patterns, then Audition is a KAL you won&rsquo;t want to miss!&nbsp; This generously sized asymmetrical shawl debuts four unique stitch patterns.&nbsp;<br /> Each pattern features interesting stitches along with improved ways to execute old standards.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The shawl is knit using the lovely shades of&nbsp;<strong>Simplicity Spray&nbsp;or&nbsp;Simplicity Tonal&nbsp;</strong>by&nbsp;<strong>HiKoo&reg;</strong>&nbsp;and is paired with two skeins of solid&nbsp;<strong>HiKoo&reg; Simplicity</strong>.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> While the shawl design is a mystery, it is no secret that video tutorials and daily support are available all throughout the knit along.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> "<em>This will be my last KAL for now as I take a sabbatical to spend time with my ever-expanding family.&nbsp; Have no worries!&nbsp; While I am globetrotting and rocking babies,<br /> my website and videos will remain in place to assist you.&nbsp; I will continue to monitor the&nbsp;</em><span><a href="https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knit-purl-hunter-kal"><em>Knit Purl Hunter group</em></a></span><em>&nbsp;on Ravelry where I&rsquo;ve made many new friends.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;I can&rsquo;t wait to share the yarn, stitches and good times together!</em>" - Michelle Hunter</p> <p><strong>Materials</strong></p> <p><strong>Yarn Requirements</strong>This project calls for a 456 yards of your Main Color (MC) and 234 yards of your Contrasting Color (CC). <strong>Suggested HiKoo&reg; Yarns:</strong></p> <p><strong>MC (Option 1):&nbsp;</strong><span><a href="http://www.skacelknitting.com/HiKoo-Simplicity-Spray/">Simplicity Spray</a></span><strong>;&nbsp;</strong><em>55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon</em>;&nbsp;456 yards per 200 gram cake,&nbsp;<strong>1 cake</strong>.</p> <p>WITH</p> <p><strong><em>CC:&nbsp;</em></strong><span><a href="http://www.skacelknitting.com/Simplicity/">Simplicity&nbsp;solid</a></span><strong><em>,&nbsp;</em></strong><em>55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon</em>;&nbsp;117 yards per 50 gram hank,&nbsp;<strong>2 hanks&nbsp;<em>of the same color</em></strong>.</p> <p><strong>Needles &amp; Notions</strong></p> <p><span><a href="http://www.skacelknitting.com/addi-Circular-Needles/">&nbsp;US 7 (4.5 mm) 24" - 32" circular</a></span>&nbsp;or size to obtain gauge</p> <p>Locking stitch markers<br /> Tapestry needle</p> <p><strong>Gauge</strong></p> <p>Approximately 20 stitches and 41 rows = 4&rdquo; in garter stitch, unblocked</p> <p><strong>Size</strong></p> <p>It's a Mystery! (shhh! It's a shawl!)</p> <p><strong>Ravelry &amp; Social Media</strong></p> <p>Keep in touch with others and show off your progress and finished work on&nbsp;<span><a href="https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knit-purl-hunter-kal">Knit Purl Hunter's Ravelry Page</a></span>!</p> Mid-Mitten Yarn Shops Shop Hop 2019 http://www.sticksandstringslansing.comhttp://www.sticksandstringslansing.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8587 <div><span>We are excited to announce that this year we have SEVEN shops participating. The Mid-Mitten Shop Hop now has: Sticks &amp; Strings - Lansing, Yarn Garden -Charlotte, Woven Art -East Lansing, Stitch in Time -Howell, Unwind Yarn Shop -Brighton, Artisan Knitworks -Chelsea and Spun -Ann Arbor.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span>Buy the $10 passport, and travel to the seven shops from Thursday, September 19 - Sunday, September 22nd. Your home shop (where you buy your passport) will provide you with a Shop Hop reusable tote bag. Go to each shop during the event, get your free pattern, find Shop Hop specials, get your passport stamped, and get entered for daily drawings. If you get to all seven shops and get your stamp for each one, you can enter for the Grand Prize Drawing - a $35 gift certificate FROM EACH SHOP.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span>This is such a fun event that is organized by your local shops. Grab a friend or two, make a plan and share four days of Fiber FUN!</span></div> <div></div> <div></div>