Dearest yarnbirds, 
Graduation, snowbird flights to northern climes, one might think that we were going to slow down, but no - we're just getting started. This summer is chock full of fun stuff for our Tucson peeps. Those fierce enough to brave the Tucson summer heat. In chronological order:
JUNE 2 - JUNE 30 
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Announcing Simply Shetland’s first-ever Knit-Along! Featuring the brand new “Hapkerchief” pattern, designed by brand director, Gudrun Johnston. 
The KAL will start on June 2 and run through June 30 only on Instagram. The Hapkerchief pattern uses Spindrift by Jamiesons of Shetland and is a quick and fun project packed with lots of helpful video tutorials. 
You will get to try out different techniques, play with color, and feel a connection to Shetland as you knit! The pattern lists 3 suggested palettes and we've assembled the kits for you,  but we love it when folks create their own and we have a whole host of Spindrift to choose from.  If you march to the beat of your own drum and decide to invent a new palette, share it with the world using hashtag #hapkerchiefkal 
Sound fun? Here’s how to participate in the KAL:
- Follow @simply_shetland and @jamiesonsofshetland on Instagram 
- Order the Hapkerchief pattern via Gudrun’s Payhip or Ravelry
- Choose your palette and order @jamiesonsofshetland Spindrift yarn right here 
- Use hashtag #hapkerchiefkal when posting your work in progress and     #hapkerchiefkalDONE when posting your finished cowl. 
Simply Shetland will be giving away 1 grand prize and 2 smaller prizes at the end of the KAL! (Hint: one of Gudrun’s beloved patterns and accompanying Jamieson’s of Shetland yarn)
3 - 5 pm, June 10th 
World Wide Knit and Crochet in Public
at Tumerico 
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Celebrate your passion for knitting and crochet with fellow yarn artists. You can be a beginner or maybe you have been doing the fiber thing for years – everybody is welcome! We knit and crochet in public and share each others company. 
This year, Birdhouse Yarns is hosting a Knit and Crochet in Public event at the very awesome Tumerico. Tumerico is an amazing restaurant just a few doors down from Birdhouse. The chef, Wendy Garcia, was recently a James Beard semi-finalist and Tumerico is listed as the number 1 place to eat in the Southwest on Yelp! Tumerico will be creating a lovely buffet for us to indulge in while we get our fiber art on. 
Save the date - july 8th
Learn to crochet
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If you've been eyeing crochet as knitting's quicker, more on-trend cousin, you'd be right.This beginner group workshop introduces the basic stitches and pattern reading. You'll receive the gorgeous above book, a skein of yarn and a hook as well as two hours of instruction, for just $50. The date is to be determined - so watch this space. 
12 pm July 23rd 
Birdhouse & Barbie Party at El con
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What?! I know you're confused. Barbie? Birdhouse? Give us a minute to explain. This is a PG13 movie, it is not a kid movie. It is a comedy, a cult movie in the making. It is a phenomenon! Barbie has been an American icon since March 9, 1959 and in this comedy/fantasty, Malibu Barbie is brought to life. 
Tina is going to get out her Barbie cake baking skills and we're going to head down to Century 20  El Con where we have rented a party room. Escape the heat and chill with us for a craft party at the cinema! We will have a private room to hang out, party, and work on a Barbie-inspired knit or crochet kit. We will then go together to watch the movie.
The party starts at 12pm on Sunday, July 23rd.
We will need paid reservations by July 16th.
Just $35 - Ticket, 200g Dream in Color, pattern, popcorn, and soda included.
upcoming Events
Thursdays 1pm- 3pm Close Knit and Crochet - join us  around the table with fiber friends - register here
Saturdays 10:30-12:30pm Close Knit and Crochet - join us around the table with fiber friends - register here
June 10, 3-5 pm World Wide Knit & Crochet in Public Day at Tumerico 
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We've expanded the colors we carry of this chunky weight yarn. Bud is core spun around the finest organic Peruvian cotton. The nubby texture of the yarn adds breath-ability and extra interest to your finished fabric. We think it would be perfect for blankets, knitting up quickly for gift knits.
Thank you for being part of our community,
Holly, Sam, Tina, Harriet, Delaney and Rachel