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Hook A Frog Fiber And Fun
August 2020 Newsletter
What's Hopping at the Frog in August?
We are Rejoicing in the Elements of Nature this Month!

This month we are celebrating the elements of nature in knitting and crochet projects. You'll find a new yarn brand, new yarn colors, new kits, and a featured technique. The new yarn features colors inspired by nature.  The technique featured this month are short rows which create flowing natural designs.



August's Features 

New Round Mountain Fibers Yarn
We are honored to start stocking Round Mountain Fiber yarns. Each color is inspired by nature with a variegated and semisolid yarn for each of the following categories.
  • Ornithology - Brown Pelican (upper left)
  • Geology - Turquoise (lower left) 
  • Entomology - White Lined Sphinx Moth (center)
  • Aquatic - Striped Shore Crab (upper right)
  • Botany - Mariposa Lily (lower right)
These colors will be available in all five yarn bases:
  • Spruce Fingering and Spruce Worsted - 100% Superwash Merino, High twist for increased durability and stitch definition
  • Willow Worsted and DK - 100% Superwash Merino, Super squishy glossy base that has both drape and stitch definition
  • Alder Fingering - 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon, Incredibly soft with nylon for increased durability
August's Featured Technique 

Short Rows is a technique featured for August because the gentle curves are perfect for making nature inspired patterns. This includes KALS with kits to make several items using short rows. If you are new to short rows, learn how with the above pattern Running Uphill by Kay The Arky Designs.  This infinity scarf, shown in progress above, is great way to practice wrap and turn, Japanese, or German short rows to see which you like best. This is also a great way to use single skeins of variegated yarns or scraps. It is shown above made with the Dream in Color July Sock it! Club yarn

Elements of Nature Kit

Coming Soon! What better way to celebrate nature than a set of hats inspired by the elements of nature. The Elemental Hat kit comes with enough Malabrigo Silky Merino to make all five hats and the ebook "Elemental: 5 fabric-blending short row Hats" by Wooly Wormhead. These hats are knit sideways using short rows to get the flowing shapes. This is a great way to become skillful at this technique and have gifts done well before the holiday season. 

Exclusive Falling Leaves Kit

We are excite to present the exclusive Falling Leaves Kit.  This kit is perfect for making the Aeria shawl by Linnea Ornstein shown above. Similar shawls that can be made with the kit, by the same designer, are Rabatt, Bukett, and Karamella.

Gnome Kits
Nice to Gnome You is a mystery KAL by Sarah Schira. Each Gnome Kit includes: Four mini-skeins skeins of Passion 8 (fingering weight yarn, 80% SW Merino/20% Nylon), 20 g each and an Ancient Arts Mushroom project bag. Passion 8 is an 8-ply cable spun yarn and will knit to almost exactly the same gauge as Socknado. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try a new yarn base!
  • Floral Gnome (upper right)
  • Roaming Gnome (lower right)
  • Fireside Gnome (upper left)
  • Seaside Gnome (lower left)

The Sharon Show Kits
Have you seen the Mystery KAL Sharon Show by Casapinka (actually Sharon from Security)? We have Sharon Show kits from Dream in Color. The kit includes four full Skeins of Smooshy with Cashmere (70% Superwash merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon). In the following colorways:
  • Rhodonite  (upper left)  
  • Azurite (lower left) 
  • Sapphire (upper right) 
  • Jade (lower right) 
The knit a long begins August 7, 2020. Clues will be released over a 6 week time period.The pattern is a rectangle shawl with an adjustable final length. The pattern is written for two skill levels, absolute beginner and advanced beginner, so this would make a great first shawl!

LYS Virtual Events: Inside the Designer Head

We are excited to be a participating store of LYS virtual events. LIVE speakers include top designers and vendors for a variety of yarns/styles/genres to a virtual audience. Purchase tickets here just select Hook a Frog in the drop down as your LYS

Stay tuned to LYS virtual events for upcoming designers or vendors. 

New In Store:

Click the links to learn more about the fantastic selection of new yarns and accessories now available at Hook a Frog Fiber and Fun!

New in Shop! Angel and Demon Sock Kits
New in Shop! Addi FlexiFlips2-squares 
Restocked! Dream in Color Sock-it Kits
Restocked! Purple Heart Ergonomic Hooks in all sizes
Restocked! Malabrigo yarns including Washted, Rios, Silky Merino, and Mora
New Colors! Perfection
New Project Bags
Restocked!  Needles, Hooks, and Accessories
We want to see you and keep everyone healthy!
  • Wearing masks is mandatory and we'll be wearing masks.
  • Three shoppers, maximum, allowed in the shop at a time. This allows us to maintain a llama distance at all times within the shop.
  • We have a hand cleaning station at the entryway.
  • Shopping time is limited when others are waiting to enter the shop. 
  • Classroom is available on an individual basis or for individual classes by reservation only.
  • We are disinfecting and cleaning multiple times daily.
  • We'll still allow you to shop curbside if you prefer to keep your distance.

Virtual Knit and Crochet Meetings

Zoomin' at the Pond - Virtual knit and crochet meetings offered weekly. See Facebook or Instagram for meeting link information.

Live classes and Workshops are on hold due to social distancing rules.
The classroom can only be used for individual classes or by reservation.

Stay tuned to Facebook or Instagram for notices once classes start up again
Remember, there is a live Facebook feed on our website.

The store is online at or call us at 256-325-0572.

What is your favorite spot to enjoy nature?  Drop by Hook a Frog and tell us where to pick up your thank you gift.
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