Welcome Back to Potluck Yarn

Hi Bloggies!

Welcome to our new Potluck Yarn Website.  Here we are hoping to combine features from our old site, such as Potluck newsletters, information about the Knitting Witches, and activities with the same kind of secure shopping you were able to get at the Supersock Store, which closed a week ago.  In the coming weeks, expect to see all kinds of additions–along with a weekly blog, we’ll be posting a calender of events, information about Cheryl’s new classes, retreats, book signings, and trunk shows and showing you all of the new yarns and patterns from the The Broken Circle.

The Knitter’s Edge Trunk Show and Book Signing

This past weekend, The Knitter’s Edge hosted a Broken Circle trunk show and book signing.  Owner JoAnne Turcotte was the inspiration for the character Smokey Jo, who is one of the knitting witches who runs the Potluck Yarn Shop in The Broken Circle, so Cheryl read part of chapter 14 in which Smokey Jo tries to open the yarn shop by herself.  JoAnne acted out the parts as Cheryl read, to the delight of all.  Next, they discussed the garments from the pattern book and the magical qualities of each one.  The night ended with a discussion of dye techniques and a book signing.  If anyone wants to join The Knitter’s Edge Fire and Ice Knitalong, it is the garment on the back of the pattern book and they will be hosting it on Ravelry and Facebook.  The kit can be purchased at The Knitter’s Edge.

Cheryl at The Knitter's Edge ready for the book signing.

Cheryl at The Knitter’s Edge ready for the book signing.

Book Display at The Knitter's Edge

Book Display at The Knitter’s Edge

The Knitter's Edge

The Knitter’s Edge









Doesn't The Knitter's Edge look cozy?

Doesn’t The Knitter’s Edge look cozy?










Owner of The Knitter's Edge JoAnne Turcotte (aka "Smokey Jo") and Cheryl

Owner of The Knitter’s Edge JoAnne Turcotte (aka “Smokey Jo”) and Cheryl

Cheryl’s next book signing and trunk show will be at Yarns Unlimited on Saturday,  March 22nd in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Online Classes

Cheryl’s new Class Creating Colorways has launched and you can preview the class for free at CraftArtEdu.  In this class, you will explore the different kinds of colorways that handpainters use and learn how they are created. Then you will be invited to create one yourself.  Use your own materials or get a Sampler Dye Kit from us here at Potluck Yarn.


Knitting with dyed yarn to make the best use out of it.

Knitting with dyed yarn to make the best use out of it.


Cheryl’s next class, Color in Knitting launches as a kClub Webinar in April.  Cheryl is the first spotlight designer for kClub 2013 and in this class you will learn how to tell the difference between yarns hand dyed in in different ways before you knit with them and how to expect them to behave when you do.  There will be a spotlight pattern to knit in which Cheryl will show you how to manipulate the color placement so that the yarn works for you.  What a great way to create wearable art from simple designs!



Cheryl’s Dyeing to Knit Retreat is almost full.  We have just 3 spots left in the final session which is October 10 – 13, the weekend before Rhinebeck.  This will be a special session with a few surprising guests held at Cheryl’s new retreat center, the Hanson House, which is currently undergoing a complete renovation.  Join us for 3 fun filled days of knitting and dyeing in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

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