Elemental Yarns!

Hi there!
I thought I would introduce you to my favorite yarn shop, Elemental Yarns.

Elemental Yarns is located in downtown Plainfield, IL. It has been open since 2012 with its first 3 years located in Shorewood. My own experience has been nothing but positive. Whenever I have a question I know that I can go in and someone there will have the answer. Everyone is not only very knowledgeable but friendly and helpful. on their website, elementalyarns.com, their about page states:

“We offer a fun, friendly environment where knitters and crocheters of all skill levels can gather to share, mingle and learn with others who share their passion for needlework and fibrearts. For those who need a little extra help, our class schedule offers something for everyone, from beginners to more advanced needleartists.”

Here are a few pictures of the interior.:

The “front porch” has quite an assortment of books full of instructions and patterns.

The shop offers yarns of various fiber content and price range. Something for everyone!

Also….if you are looking for that special button for your project they have tons of buttons. Just love the buttons!

I should add that also on the porch is where the classes are held. Also KALs (Knit Alongs) which are fun as well as informative.

Elemental Yarns
24123 W. Lockport St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-729-7410

Have a great week, my friends!
Doris

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Knitting Update

Just a quick update on where I’m at with knitting these days.

The sweater that I was working on out of the textured yarn is completed. The pattern itself was relativity easy to follow. The yarn was great to work with. Size wise it feels a little big, but I can’t honestly say I would want it any smaller. This is what it looks like on:

I am finishing up a sweater I started some time ago. It kind of makes me chuckle actually. When I picked up my knitting needles a few years ago, realizing that I could read and easily understand a pattern, I started browsing through the myriad of patterns for free and for sale online. It didn’t take me long to decide I wanted to make a sweater. And that is with only having a scarf under my belt!. I started it and actually was making some progress when I ran into a rough spot. I felt a little overwhelmed by it so I set the whole thing aside. A couple of weeks ago I picked it up again and am chipping away at it. It’s not all that difficult but there is a lot to it so it takes awhile. This is where I’m at with it:

I have decided though that on June 1st I will put this project aside. (well I might pick it up now and again). I need to do this because I have items to work on in order to be ready for fall shows. I look forward to that!

Oh, yes, I have also started a pair of socks. I am doing them with what is called Magic Loop. I love the concept now if I have the patience for something on a smaller scale. I did attempt this in the beginning. I completed one only to not be able to match up the second one. I have since learned a solution to that. I’ll post on that when they are complete.

Have a good day!
Doris