Closed Days in May
Memorial Day 5/29
We will be going on vacation possibly
the middle of June
103 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, New York
A Yarn and Fiber Arts Studio
Walkway Wools is a yarn and fiber arts studio located in Poughkeepsie, New York. We are just a short walk from the Walkway Over the Hudson. We specialize in local hand dyed yarns and commercial yarn such as Juniper Moon, Noro, Mirasol, Universal Yarns, Painted Sky and Desert, Schoppel, Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Cascade and several other beautiful yarns. If you need a yarn or color that is not on the website, you can contact me through this website, phone call or email me at email@example.com. Happy knitting/crocheting!!!
So the verdict came out ☹️. The yarn shop cruise isn't happening this year, it will be back in 2018. Some of the shops have a lot going on this summer, planning started a little late, plus 3 shops have closed that were in it last year. So instead, in the next couple of weeks I'll be announcing some fun events and sales for the summer.
I just got the May calendar done, still no classes arranged, just sales on certain yarn brands everyday. We're leaving Saturdays open for extra help and one-on-one tutoring. BUT...Wednesday evenings we're having Brioche Wednesdays 5-7pm, we'll be working on an advanced Brioche pattern from Nancy Marchant, Rainbow's End. Space will be limited to 5 people, starts Weds. May 10th and will go to June 14th. Fee will be $100, this will include ~400yds of a solid to match and 2 skeins of your choice of color in Amitola, pattern and class time to get through this pattern. You will need a size 4 needle, either a circular or 8" long DPN's to be able to slide work back and forth on the needles. Need to know basic Brioche, this is an advanced class!!! Payment will need to be made in advance and on the 1st day of class please allow a little extra time to choose your yarn. If you need to miss a class, you will be able to make it up throughout the week.
Here is a downloadable May Calendar. MAY Calendar
On a brighter note the World Wide Knit In Public Day is on at the Upper Landing Park on Saturday June 10th. Once I get more info I'll post it here and on Facebook.
Thank you to all of the brave souls that came out to the Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase in the lovely weather that we had. It was really great to see everyone there supporting the fest and local fiber artists!
We had a fantastic time for the Pot Luck Charity Knit In. We're still collecting items to send out to this organization, http://www.warmupamerica.org/. Thank you to Toni for getting this together. We ended up with a nice pile of knit items to send out.
2 BIG things happening with Mother Frogging Yarns (these are my hand dyes that I've been doing for 6 years now)!!! Designer Erika Flory visited Walkway Wools a few weeks ago, she purchased one of my 50/50 Lux yarns and designed this wonderful scarf, Walkway Scarf. Pattern can be found and purchased on Ravelry. Scarf only uses 1 skein.
Also, RachySellsStuff, released info for the Mystery Crochet Along pattern, Murcielago. This MCAL started in August it had over 60 rows! Loved hooking this pattern, definitely a pattern that I've never seen, thank you Rachy for creating this one of a kind shawl.
Attention all local knitters and crocheters, Monday Night Hooks and Needles Group meets here every Monday night at 5PM. Anyone at any level please come chat and relax and widdle away on your project. Plenty of seats, coffee and tea maker available.