In This Newsletter: Summer Knit Alongs, May June Events, Slow Yarn Crawl is Beginning,  Fiber Arts at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts

Sailaway: Olive Knits 4 Day KAL

Olive Knits Annual 4 Day KAL draws together a community of knitters around the globe. This knit-a-long is about finishing a sweater faster than you thought you could — and doing it with the energy, enthusiasm, and the support of community. The theme is SAILAWAY!  (and no, you don't have to finish it in 4 days!)

Cabled Fiber & Yarn is a featured vendor for this event and has lots of yarn options for you to choose from.
The pattern will be available for purchase starting on May 26th.  MarySue made her sample out of Hampton - a great cotton and linen blend and it's lovely and ready for blocking.  The sweater is called Sailaway and while the KAL is called the 4 day Knit a long,  you don't have to finish in 4 days - but it is possible - just ask MarySue - she only took a week to complete hers (except for the cuff on the left sleeve).  The Sweater will be out in the store next week for you to see in person and pick out your yarn.  You can do your swatch in June to have everything set for cast on, on July 1.   

We'll be updating details  on our website next week with suggested yarns for you to swatch in advance.

Can't wait until July  for a Knit Along? Let's cast on the Old Growth Cowl (Or the Old Growth Sweater version) in June (available on Ravelry). (more detail on dates to gather in person or online coming soon)

May / June Calendar

We have lots of things planned for the next few months and wanted to get a list out to everyone.    It's too much to give you all the information in this newsletter, so see our Events Page as we add to the Monthly Calendar
  • May 26 Olive Knits KAL Pattern Available
  • May 27:  Slow Yarn Crawl Begins
  • May 28 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts: Weaving and Felting Demonstration 2:30 - 4:30 at the Community Tent
  • May 29 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts: 1-3  NWRSA will have it's monthly Spin In at the Festival
  • June 4-5 Fiber Fusion Northwest (Monroe Washington)
  • June 11: 11- 3 Worldwide Knit in Public Day:  Knit in the Meadow of the Port Angeles Fine Art Center
  • June 11:Second Saturday Art Walk:  Downtown Port Angeles.  Cabled Fiber & Yarn 5-7pm
  • June 18 Summer Solstice at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
  • June 26 1-3 Spin and Knit at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
  • July 1 Olive Knits 4 day KAL begins

Weekly Events: 
Wednesday Morning Gatherings 9-11am
Thursday Evening Craft Night 5-7pm
Slow Yarn Crawl 2022 Begins
May 27

This slow crawl is the perfect way to explore new yarn shops and have some summer fun.  Spread over three months in the glorious Oregon and Washington summer, this crawl encompasses the best parts of every yarn crawl: patterns, games, prizes, and yarn shops! 

How to Participate:  

  • Purchase a souvenir passport to be stamped at each yarn you visit.

  • Crawl from May 27 through Sept. 5, 2022 in-person or virtually (virtual visits must make a purchase to qualify)

  • Enter your name at every shop visited for the shop drawings. Visit every store in a Region and have your passport stamped/stickered to be entered for the Regional Prize Drawing

This year we'll have a fun activity for crawlers!  You'll have to participate to play!

Lots to see and do on Memorial Day Weekend at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts.

Lots of Fiber Arts are included this year
Saturday May 28th 2:30 - 4:30 the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild  and the Pacific Northwest Fiber Exposition will be demonstrating weaving and will have hands on activities for Kids at the Community tent by the main entrance of the Vern Burton Community Center. 

Sunday 1-3pm the Northwest Regional Spinners Association will have their monthly Spin in.    They will be setting up a tent in the Southeast corner of the parking lot for City Hall near the corner of 5th and Peabody.

Sunday May 29 from 12:30 - 2:30 MarySue will be teaching a Wet Felted Scarf Class.   The class at the Festival is at a special price of $30, this is a bargain for a class that normally costs $65!   It's hard to find what classes are being offered during the festival, so click on this link . and scroll to the bottom.
Don't forget to watch us LIVE on Friday Facebook with Friends 5:30pm. 

We'll be showing you what we are working on and even more new arrivals this week -- Things just keep coming in!
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