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Hook A Frog Fiber And Fun
January 2020 Newsletter
What's Hopping at the Frog in February?
Projects that will make your heart happy! 

This month we have many options to make that special project for you or someone you love. This month is full of classes, new projects, special yarns, and new needles. We're here to help you get ready for Sock Madness or Malabrigo March.  

February's Features

* Image from pamphlet "Year of Hats" by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Courtney Kelley courtesy of Kelbourne Woolens
Kelbourne Woolen Worsted Weight Hat Class Series 

Want to learn new techniques? Kelbourne Woolen's Year of Hats in 2019 are a great sampling of techniques. We're holding a series of six classes during 2020 where each introduces new techniques. The first is the "February" Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn shown above in Malabrigo Rios. This hat includes a provisional cast on, hemmed brim, working in the round, charted pattern, and crown decreases. The "February" Hat class will be held on Saturdays, Feb 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 2pm-3pm in the classroom. Additional hat classes will follow every other month through 2020.

Let Your Heart Unwind KAL

Join us for a KAL for Let Your Heart Unwind by Joji Locatelli. One skein of fingering weight yarn makes this beautiful shawl. It would look great in one of the new colors below or your own special skein.

New Colors from Dream in Color 

We have all fourteen new colors in Smooshy sock yarn Inspired by the picture above. Come and pick up your favorite from these beauties. 

Vanilla is the New Black Sock Class

This month's sock class is a top down sock with an unusually simple heel with no heel flap or gusset. Vanilla is the New Black sock ebook, a Vanilla Pair, by Anneh Fletcher can be made in fingering, sport weight or DK yarn and the sock is reversible. Two Vanilla is the New Black Sock Classes are offered: either Wednesday Feb 12th, 19th, and 26th - 10am - 12pm or Thursday Feb 13th, 20th, and 27th -  5pm - 7pm.

Addi Rocket Squared Promotion

Want a new addi Rocket Squared needle for free? From February 1st through May 31st, 2020, when you purchase four addi Rocket Squared fixed circular needles from us (your Local Yarn Store) Skacel will send you one free addi Rocket Squared fixed circular needle in your choice of size and length. Needles must be purchased at an authorized Skacel addi dealer (in store only). No limit on the number free needles earned.

Look for Sock Madness Sign Ups Coming this Month on Ravelry

Monthly Yarn Club

Dream in Color - Pop Up Club
for February

In March, Malabrigo is hosting their first ever Knit Along (KAL) for the Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli using Dos Tierras (there are some new colors!). Select three colors of Dos Tierras this month to be ready for the Malabrigo KAL in March. *There will be KAL prizes! (shawl must be made with Malabrigo Dos Tierras to qualify for KAL prizes)

Classes and Events 

Thursday Feb 6th  - UnFinished Object Workshop,  5pm - 7pm in the classroom
Friday Feb 7th  - National Wear Red Day - American Heart Association

Tuesdays Feb 11th and 25th - Private Event - Men's Knit Night,  5pm - 7pm in the classroom
Wednesday Feb 12th, 19th, and 26th - Vanilla is the New Black Sock Class,  10am - 12pm in the classroom
Thursdays Feb 13th, 20th, and 27th  - Vanilla is the New Black Sock Class,  5pm - 7pm in the classroom
Saturdays Feb 8th, 15th, and 22nd - "February" Hat Class 2PM - 3PM in the classroom 
Saturdays Feb 8th and 22nd - Gauge Math Go Sweater Class (continued) 10AM - 12PM in the classroom 


Register at the store or online at or call us 256-325-0572.

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