February 06, 2024
Happy Fiberuary! The #FiberuaryChallenge as we know it started in 2018 with this series of prompts, written by Cecilia Nelson-Hurt, aka @CreativeCeci. It's a photo-a-day challenge, and you can jump in any time. You can follow the hashtag on Instagram, and I will be posting daily from the Yarn Folk Instagram account.
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?
February 18, 1-2pm
Meeting link (note: this link will be attended on the above dates only)
February 19 (Presidents Day) -- TBD
We just received these accessories from Emma Ball Ltd, and sold a bunch almost as soon as I had them uploaded into the systems. Please remember that it is not my fault that this stuff is SO CUTE.
Also, it's LAST CALL for Valentine Surprises--orders will be mailed or ready for pickup by February 9th, so I'll need them in hand by the 7th (Wednesday). Treat yourself, treat a friend, or drop a hint to your valentine!
I just wanted to share a couple of designs that really caught my eye last week!
Kirsten Ascanius, Ascanius Designs, released two patterns in January, the Martha Pullover and the Kate Pullover. These designs share a motif, but express it at two different scales. They are both so pretty, and use Blue Sky Fiber Woolstok combined with mohair.
Also, tomorrow (Wednesday) is the debut date for Jean-Philippe Cliche's Dun Beanie, which is worked up in a single skein of Manchelopis. It's a sideways knit, with that extra garter stitch squish. Give @AtelierCliche a follow on Instagram and watch for this hat! (I'll update the blog post with the pattern link when it is published.)
I'm two inches from starting the ribbing on sleeve #1 of Autumn Alpine. Even though I am currently just knitting around and around and around in tiny circles, Tukuwool Fingering is so pleasant to work with that I almost don't mind. Please check back to see if I maintain this positive attitude toward sleeves through sleeve #2!
Whoops, I also started a pair of Joji Locatelli's One Weekend Socks. I grabbed the yarn when I came to the shop to mail something during my covid isolation. If you dodge a dumb virus for four years, you get to cast on a new project, right??? I'm using a skein of Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK that I bought to test out, held with Dream In Color Billy Kid Silk. There are a few K4togs and SSSSKs in this design, so they are a great candidate for using the Addi FlexiFlips. Best believe I have the lace tip ends ready to go when it's time for those rounds, with a small crochet hook to coax things along!
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