February 13, 2024
Putting together the Valentine Surprises was super fun! I'm planning to add an on-demand Surprise item to the online store, suitable for other celebrations. I just need to make a few small adjustments to the structure based on what I learned while filling these orders!
PS--I'm behind on posting for the #FiberuaryChallenge, but I'm planning to continue. I shifted my focus to the Valentines for awhile there!
A reminder--if you're feeling poorly, please join us again as soon as you're feeling better!
Our official start date will be January 13th, and we'll continue through February. The theme for January's sweater makealong is: Scandi Design. Some suggested jumping off points include:
Final Make It Scandi Zoom
The final makealong zoom will happen on February 18, although the MAL continues through the end of the month. Will you need the extra day? We would love to have anyone who is available to pop in for a little show and tell, even if you can't stay for the entire hour, or if you already finished your project!
February 18, 1-2pm
Meeting link (note: this link will be attended on the above dates only)
February 19 (Presidents Day) -- 8:00a to 3:30p
Last week, we added new colors to a couple of yarns that we love: Terra, from Symfonie Yarns, a 75% superwash merino wool / 25% nylon fingering weight, great for socks and more, and Edition 3, the dk/sport weight slow-changing gradient that is a great stand-in for Spincycle Dyed in the Wool.
2024 features Leap Day at the end of the month, and I think it is the perfect day to start an intentionally long term project! Just think: you could finish on the first or second anniversary of your project start date, but have four to eight years to work on it!
Finishing sleeve #1 was commute knitting last week, and a bunch of sleeve #2 was my Super Bowl knitting! Who knew I would get almost an entire extra quarter to work on it??
I also started an Oaken shawl, after looking at the pattern photos, and wondering why in the world I haven't made one before now. I'm using Hudson & West Forge, which has a lot of body (for extra squish in the garter stitch sections) but is smooth enough to highlight the lace section. It should take three skeins.
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