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Head Gardener's Log; February 14th, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello my friend. Welcome to a rare edition of the Head Gardener's Log! I have some exciting things planned and on the calendar, so be sure to scroll through to the bottom and see what exciting learning opportunities I have planned for you.

Valentine's Day Offer

These adorable Valentines were made by my friends at Heart to Heart, a handmade greeting card company run by two young entrepreneurs in Charlotte.  You can always find more of their designs in the Garden.

Because you deserve a Valentine this holiday weekend (and you are most definitely "the balm", you will get one of these adorable Valentine with any purchase over $20!


New Classes!

Each class has two different sessions scheduled... one on a Thursday morning and one on a Saturday.  Choose the one that works best for you.  If neither one fits in your schedule, email me @ and let's see if we can coordinate a time.  Sign ups take place at or in-store only.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me via the email address above, by calling the store (5175419323) or direct messaging me on Facebook or Instagram.

Learn to Knit!

Sat, Mar 21, 2020 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm -or- Thu, May 7, 2020 from 10am to Noon
: Never picked up a needle before?  Looking for a refresher knitting class?  In this class, you'll learn (or re-learn) to cast on and knit.  You get to choose your ultimate project... perhaps this project is just a learning piece, maybe you'll keep knitting and make a scarf/cowl, or you can choose to make two rectangles and turn them into fingerless mitts!

Brioche Basics

Sat, Mar 21, 2020 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm -or- Thu, Apr 16, 2020 from 10am to Noon
Description: Learn how to make the popular brioche stitch in this class.  We will practice making 2 color brioche fabric, and explore the common mistakes we make and how to fix them. You'll leave the class ready to tackle your first brioche project!

Cables and Charts, Untangled

Sat, Apr 4, 2020 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm -or- Thu, Apr 30, 2020 from 10am to Noon
Description: Gain the skills to create cable stitches and practice a variety of them in this class.  You'll also gain the skills to decipher a chart, which can be applied to many different knitting techniques.

Magic Loop!

Sat, Mar 7, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm -or- Thu, Apr 9, 2020 from 10am to Noon
Description: The Magic Loop technique can be used for any small circumference knitting.  Things like socks, mittens, hats, even sweater sleeves can be knit using this technique, rather than double points or knitting the object flat and seaming it. In this particular class, you'll be casting on and practicing the technique while making a baby hat (pattern included!).

Totally Tubular, Dude!

Thu, Mar 12, 2020 from 10am to Noon -or- Sat, May 2, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm
Description: This cast on and bind off technique is a great way to add that finished touch to any 1 x 1 ribbed edge.  Use it on a hat, sock, sweater edges... really, anywhere you want a professional, polished look. 


 What's On My Needles

I just finished a hat for my Valentine... in fact, it was still damp from blocking this morning.  Fingers crossed that it's dry enough to wrap tonight!  I also have a chunky shawl on the needles using 3 colors of Sequoia from the Baah trunk show.  They were the last skeins of these three colors and I couldn't stand the thought of them leaving me.  So, I am having a blast choosing my own adventure shawl and just playing with stitches and colors.  I'm hopeful that I will wrap that up this weekend!

The next thing I will be casting on is a Chain Link hat, again using Sequoia.  I think this hat would make a great workshop project for later this month, so stay tuned for that announcement!

Happy stitching!
The Head Gardener
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  • The Yarn Garden
  • 131 S. Cochran Ave.
    Charlotte, MI 48813
  • TUE: 12 - 7 | WED-FRI: 12 - 4 | SAT: 10 - 2 | Closed Monday & Sunday