|Back to School Season!
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Yes, we said it, back to school...
The kids may not want to hear it yet (there are still almost 3 weeks left of summer vacation after all) but back to school puts us in the mood to start thinking about making things for fall and that's one of our favorite things!
Back to school season also usually brings tax-free weekend with it and it's this weekend - the 14th and 15th! Yarn is always tax free but if you've been thinking about new needles, fun notions, or stocking up on some books, this is your chance to save a little dough.
Fall means it's time for us to bring in new yarn and this is the first of the bunch. Meet Cloud by Lang Yarns!
This beautiful bulky weight is soooo soft - think fuzzy kittens level soft. It's 90% mulesing free superwash merino and 10% nylon and has a whopping 284 yards per ball.
Want to whip up some quick hats? Need a fast, easy care baby sweater? The recommended gauge is 3.25 stitches per inch but this yarn is so fluffy that it will work for a pretty wide range.
We were inspired to bring this in by roentgen's "Novice Cardigan".
In fact, we liked her sweater so much that Tracy's going to make one too and is putting a class together so you can join her! If you want to check out the pattern on Ravelry, click HERE.
Speaking of classes....
We're working on setting up our Fall class calendar and we want to hear from you!
Sometimes putting classes together feels like the opposite of the Field of Dreams adage of "If you build it, they will come." We build it and then hope and hope that we've picked a technique/pattern that's intriguing to folks and scheduled it on the right day of the week at a good time.
Will you help us plan things that you're really interested in and take a few minutes to fill out this survey for us?
Your responses will be anonymous but feel free to leave your contact information in the last question if you would like us to get back to you personally.
We thank you in advance for your feedback!
Newly added to the calendar is
Beyond the Foundations of Knitting with Lauren!
You've made a plain knit project - a hat, a scarf, what have you - and you want to fancy up your knitting and know more about lace, cables, and colorwork? Lacy shawls, cabled hats, and colorful mittens call out to you every time you see them but they seem a little intimidating? This is the class for you!
This 3 class series will focus on lace, cables, all kinds of colorwork, blocking, and finishing your knits.
In order to sign up for this class, you should be confident in your skills with casting on, knitting, purling, binding off, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, and reading a simple pattern.
Classes will be held in the evening on September 13th, 27th and October 18th.
Click HERE to go to the class page on our website to learn more and sign up!
Who's up for a Mystery Knit-A-Long?
Lisa K. Ross of Paper Daisy Creations has just announced her newest mystery knit-a-long and our friends at Emma's Yarn have created some gorgeous kits to drop ship straight to your door!
There are 10 stunning color combos to choose from, all named after a different Florida beach. Keep those beachy summer vibes going in to fall and pick one full of your favorite colors or one that will bring to mind a special vacation. We know there are a lot of you snow birds out there too; why not make a stunning wrap this fall out of a kit named for your favorite spot?
Shown left to right, top to bottom: Clearwater Beach, Cocoa Beach, Madeira Beach, Miami Beach, Rosemary Beach, Siesta Beach, St. Pete Beach, Venice Beach, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach
Click any of the pictures above to be taken to the page on our website that has all the details and larger images of each colorway.
Want to know more about the project?
- a fingering weight shawl/wrap with a unique construction
- knit on US size 5 needles
- clues will be released once a week beginning on September 1st
- video tutorials will be available with each clue
- charted and written instructions
- Click HERE to go to the design's Ravelry page to learn even more
The last day to order these kits in Sunday, September 5th - don't miss your chance!
August 23rd - Foundations of Knitting 2 (class #3)
August 30th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
September 5th - last day to order Just Beachy MKAL kits
September 13th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #1)
September 15th - last day to order Lopi blankets
September 18th - trunk show with Julia Redman (stay tuned!)
September 20th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
September 27th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #2)
October 18th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #3)
October 25th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
Coming Soon, Stay Tuned
Mindfulness and Gift Giving with Lauren
Novice Cardigan with Tracy
Berroco Project of the Week
(Yarn and pattern links in this section will take you to Berroco's pages for the design and the yarn.)
Still want to knit with "summer yarn" but starting to think about when you'll need long sleeves again? Not a wool wearer?
"Joanna" may be the project for you.
An all over lace pullover with a relaxed fit, "Joanna" is the kind of sweater you want to throw on over a tank when you need a little extra layer. Dress it up for dinner or the office or down for the park. The stitch pattern is both charted and written out in this pattern, so don't fret if charts aren't your thing.
Knit in beautiful Berroco Chai, this sweater is sized from 35.5" to 67.5" and has a recommended positive ease of 6-10" for a relaxed fit - it's shown on the model in the 49" size. You'll need the kit from Berroco, US size 4 and 6 needles, some waste yarn, and a darning needle to make this beauty.
Chai is a DK weight blend of 56% linen and 44% silk. The linen lends itself to a beautiful drape and the silk gives the yarn some luster. Because the two different fibers take up the dye differently, this yarn has an inherent stonewashed look to it that makes for eye-catching finished objects.
Each ball contains142 yards and retails for $13. Depending on the size you choose, you'll need anywhere from 7 to 14 balls to make "Joanna".
As always there is an additional $7 shipping charge for these drop ship orders so Berroco can send them straight to your door.
Want to order one of these kits? Go to Berroco's pages for the design and yarn to check out the details and choose your size and color (clicking on the links/pictures above will take you straight to them!). Then click here and send us an email. We'll be in touch to confirm your information and process your payment.
Is there an older Project of the Week that you're still thinking about? We can likely still get it! Check the Berroco 1-2-3 Dropship Store to figure out all the details and then use the email link above to send us a message.
A group of Canadian seniors turned their weekly virtual meetings into a club to make knit item for area youth.
This early childhood educator and artist is using her skills to create adorable crochet animals and dolls.
Olympic themed postbox toppers in the UK.
A lovely profile of a Cleveland-area artist and how her crochet creates community.
A pharmacy chain in Australia has organized crafters to make a total of 40 totes full of warm woolies to be donated to those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage this year.
Via VOGUE: how handicrafts are being celebrated by slow fashion creators.
It seems Kate Middleton tried her hand at knitting when first pregnant with Prince George. According to her, she's "really bad" at it.
Speaking of babies, a Kansas City hospital has decked out their newborns in Olympic themed attire.
Check out this weaver's work, some of it inspired by COVID data.
Admittedly, this is mostly fiber crafts adjacent at best but... Bob Vila has 11 great ideas for using paracord for home DIY projects (yes, including macrame - there's the connection).
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