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Amazing Threads Mothers Day Ideas and Get to Know the Owners Cont.

We had a wonderful turnout for Local Yarn Store Day!  Thank you to everyone that stopped by and said hello!  We appreciate your support and allowing us to be your local yarn shop!

front table

We were excited to have shawl kits from Baah and Anzula available as well as some new project bags, stitch markers, and Woobles kits!

baah shawl shawl yarn

cactus flower shawl shawl kits

   We also got a restock of Primrose Homestead Sport!

front display


Last week we got to know Stephanie a bit more, now it is time to share more about Derek!


Born in Chicago, Derek moved to Minnesota when he was 3 and has spent most of his life here. He’s worked as a chemical engineer for the past 12 years and is excited to be closer to home when he’s at the shop!


Derek enjoys traveling, reading, playing games with friends, and knitting!


Derek learned to knit in 2019 after Stephanie thought he would enjoy the puzzle that comes with knitting. He quickly took to it and was knitting cowls after only a couple of dish cloths. Derek started attending Friday night stitching in late 2021 and took a couple of classes in 2022 to grow his skill set. The Amazing Threads community welcomed him in, and it’s been a large factor in keeping him hooked on knitting.


His favorite project that he has made is the As You Wish MKAL Shawl in Life in the Long Grass Singles.  


Mother's Day is May 14th!  Less than two weeks away!  We have some great ideas for the perfect gift for a mother, friend, or caregiver in your life!

We just got a restock from Twice Sheared Sheep including needle cord stoppers and sock rulers!


 sock ruler

Stop in the shop and grab one of these beautiful, handmade stitch markers from kettle + hearth fibers.

stitch markers

We also have a selection of yarn bowls and organizers available like these ceramic bowls from Lenny Mud.

yarn bowl yarn bowl

Or these yarn boxes from Lykke

yarn box

And yarn cubbies from DellaQ

della q

We have a few shawl kit options which would also make a lovely gift if you know your knitter!

The Coral Reef Wrap Kit uses Pascuali Bayalage and Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

coral reef

The Nightfall Shawl kit uses Amazing Threads Simply Sport


And the Recollect Cowl kit uses Farmers Daughter Recollect.

recollect cowl

Don't forget gift cards always make the perfect gift!  Every knitter and crocheter loves to be able to walk in and pick out something that inspires them or they have been waiting for!



Stephanie's most recently finished project was the Bynx Cowl knit in one skein of Red Stag Fibres Estate DK.  She is offering this as a class starting this Saturday - a great opportunity to learn how to knit cables!

bynx cowl

Susan is working on the Vallo Cowl using stash yarn.  She recommends Rowan Alpaca Soft DK!


The next Works-in-Progress class is next week!  Join Suzanne on May 3rd and we'll get you unstuck from your project!


The next Learn to Knit class begins May 11! 

Stephanie is teaching the Bynx Cowl class beginning on May 6th!

bynx cowl

Be sure to register for Friday Night Stitching on May 19th!  Join Derek and Stephanie for a fun evening with food and prizes!

friday night stitching

Crocheters! Join Cassie for a two session class for our 2023 Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop crochet pattern - the High Tide Texting Gloves.

texting gloves


Stay tuned as we add more classes for the summer!

class schedule

We have social stitching every week on Tuesdays, both in the morning and evening.  Join us Tuesday mornings from 11:00AM-1:00PM or Tuesday nights from 5:00PM-7:00PM.  Free with Knit Club membership!
social knitting


The Comfy and Cozy sweater is a knit pattern in DK weight yarn.  It is a pattern that lets you be creative how you want the color blocks (or solid color) to look!  Rowan Felted Tweed was just restocked and would be a great option!

comfy cozy

Love the Striations C2C Market Bag!  This bag is crocheted using aran weight.  Hold two strands of Adriafil Memphis or Uneek DK Cotton together to get to an aran weight in a cotton market bag!


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