LET IT SNOW?

January 21, 2020

LET IT SNOW?

Time to revisit the kind of snow I much prefer: the fiber variety. I mean, do you want to KNIT snowflakes, or SHOVEL them! I pick knitting! And I do love a good snowflake motif. You can find loads of them here, on everything from hats, to mittens, to socks, to sweaters, to washcloths.

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…to learn (and do)

CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Selfish Stitching

Saturdays in January 10:00am-2:00pm | no charge

Whether or not you shared your enthusiasm for knit or crochet in the form of gifts this season, join us for drop in sessions to work on a project just for you. Cast on something new, finish something old, the choice is yours!

Project Circle

January 31, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects!

Needle Felting Basics - Fox in a Scarf

February 5, 5:00-7:00pm | Instructor: Katie Hurlburt | $20 + materials

Learn all you need to know to get started needle felting making cute mini foxes in scarves. No artistic experience necessary!!

Needle felting is the art of using a specially barbed needle to poke at raw wool fibers; binding them together and creating a solid piece of fabric or sculpture.

Katie will take you through step-by-step instruction to learn how to correctly use the tools and techniques to needle felt two adorable little foxes.

Hinterland KAL

Fridays in February & March (February 7, cast on party), 5:00-7:00pm | materials only

Knit along as we work on Jennifer Steingass’ beautiful Hinterland sweater.

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...to anticipate

Schoppel-Wolle’s Reggae Ombre is a worsted weight gradient that comes in adorable 50g balls, and we have a basket of them. Three would make a nice Friday Morning Brioche Shawl, one would make a pair of Camp Out Fingerless Mitts or a the smaller sizes of Wooly Wormhead’s Quynn hat, two would make an adult sized hat. Such cheerful colors!

And then sometimes, you just have to price and put away hundreds of little packages of needles and notions….

…to inspire

Post-apocalyptic Weaving from Kati Hyyppä on Vimeo.

 

Depending on your browser, the video thumbnail above may or may not be clickable; if it isn’t, you can find it here. Artists Kati Hyyppä and Emma Wood upcycled electronic waste (typically hard to either recycle or dispose of, due to heavy metals content) into a small loom, and then used waste plastic to weave with. I always find it interesting when people find ways to blur the lines between art and craft, and blend old and new technologies. More details in this Vice.com article.

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...to stitch

 

Across the Pond

Adding Across the Pond to my first quarter #make3in3 plans was apparently the impetus I needed to get the project started! I’m about halfway through the mosaic knitting portion, after which I’ll switch to the easy eyelet pattern using only the main color. The main color is Elemental Affects Sport in Clove, and the contrast color is Berroco Sesame in Bronze.

 

Hard Cider

Hard Cider is coming along—the short rows that raise the back neck are complete, and I’m well into the raglan increases that continue until until the sleeves are ready to be separated. At that point, I’ll knit the sleeves first, since the last two sweaters I made required me to knit them last. I mean, I survived, but only barely.




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