Brooklyn Tweed's apart together initiative

April 14, 2020





I'm just popping in to let your know (in case your haven't heard) about Brooklyn Tweed's Apart Together initiative to help local yarn shops during this time of temporary store closures. In their "pay what you choose" system, any amount you elect to pay from a 30% discount up to full retail will be credited to the BT stockist of your choice. This enables all of us to provide direct support for a yarn store that may lack inventory or shipping capabilities. You can purchase directly from Brooklyn Tweed or shop online or by phone at your favorite participating BT stockist. You can read all about it here. It's continuing for another month, May 15. The idea is ingenious.

I've always wanted to try Arbor and knitting with it is a delight. I also bought some Shelter in Fossil and Newsprint for the Cozzy Shawl and a batch of Narwhal for either a Sunday Cardigan or a Weekender.

Five weeks into this and I cannot complain because we aren't doing too badly. I actually feel quite cozy, but if it weren't for my knitting and audiobooks I don't know what I'd do. Do you feel the same? Even when the shelter-in-place is lifted (in a month or two?) I'm very certain I won't go rushing out to get back into my old habits. A littler life is quite satisfying. How are you doing? I wish you all the best.



Using a marled black and white yarn with a geometric colorwork pattern reminds me of the TV static of my youth!





Follow 
Knitionary 

To make a comment, please scroll down or click here.

You Might Also Like

8 Comments

  1. I'm also knitting away. I've finished 2 sweaters and on to the third. I also listen to audiobooks and try to find books that are 15-20 hours long so I can listen for days. Just finished Songbird by Peter Grainger. I love his books, this is the first in a new series.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll have to see if they have Songbird on the Libby app. I don't often read series and think it might be a first for me!

      Delete
  2. Wonderful idea, but I don't want to see skeins of yarn with SHELTER on it right now. Enough is enough.

    Carole

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute hat! Hope BT's wonderful initiative becomes a trend. Baking helped me overcome the jumpiness I had from forced inactivity. Now I am more ready to settle down and knit. As a "senior" (whatever that is) I am still supposed to shelter in place a bit longer despite newly announced guidelines, so I plan to knit away. Chloe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In California we are still under pretty strict shelter in place. It’s ghostly! I imagine we’ll be the last to be released whenever that happens.

      Delete
  4. Oh, re music, we just bought another Bose which we had lost in a move. Music, audiobooks, the world! Who needs to out? Chloe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not me! I feel pretty lucky that this hasn’t really hit us too hard.

      Delete

You make my day when you make a comment!

Labels

afghan Alana Dakos ally pally ambassador Amy Herzog Ankestrick Arte Italica baby Baby Cocktails bakelite baking Best Friday of the Month Big Sur blue transferware book review books boutique brook cables California candy child children Christmas Christmas knitting collections cookie cutters cookies cooking craft Crafts crochet cross-stitch day trip decluttering decorating designer spotlight discount diy dog dolls Easter eau de vie Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Zimmerman embroidery entertaining Facebook fall fall garden family featured fit flower arranging flowers free pattern Friday night party group friends funny Fur garden gardening Giants Gifted Hostess give-away giveaway gluten free gourmet group Halloween herbs holiday home how to set up a party group jewelry Kaffe Fassett KAL Kim Hargreaves Knit Picks knitting laundry Le Jacquard Francais Little French Knits Los Altos lunch Making Things Marie Wallin Martin Storey menu minimalism money talk mosaic movies my house my patterns my town nails needlepoint needles Octoberfest ollalie organizing original design outdoor seating owl party prep pear pomegranates poncho preview quilting recipe recycling redwork review roses Rowan San Francisco Sarah Hatton sewing shopping shower social media softie spring spring garden stash Stitches West summer summer knitting Sunday Morning Swans Island table setting test test knit Thanksgiving Three Irish Girls TNNA tomatoes top 10 list toys travel tutorial twinning ufo Uncommon Threads vacation Valentine videos wedding winter garden wip Woolfolk yarn Ysolda