Tomorrow is the big day! We are gearing up for the first ever Windsor-Essex Yarn Crawl so come on out for some great food, patterns and kits at each location. We are looking forward to an all day Stitch'N'Bitch whether you are a knitter, crocheter or crafter, come out and craft with us!
We love yarn! I Love Yarn Day turns seven on October 13th, 2018 and to celebrate we’re calling all fiber fans to share their affection for yarn!
Make sure to stop by each of the participating locations:
@sue2knits - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Sue2Knits and Yarn
12045 Ducharme Lane, McGregor, ON;
@littlesheepyarnboutique - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Little Sheep Yarn Boutique
1505 Ottawa St, Windsor, ON;
and @thehookpusher - 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
The Hook Pusher
628 Monmouth Rd # 1, Windsor, ON
Golden Sand by Joji Locatelli was the first pattern from the Sight is Life e-book. It includes 7 patterns by different designers and a shawl designed by 7 designers together. By purchasing this pattern or Sight is Life e-book, you help blind people in Congo DR to see again. A doctor working there, in the poorest country in the world, restores sight for hundreds of people. Check this group to see how the donated income will be used: Sight is Life project.
The shawl is worked from the centre top down. Stitches are increased at each side on every other row to give it its characteristic crescent shape. The lace edge instructions are both written and charted. To make it, you need about 680 yards of fingering weight yarn. For a similar draped and beautiful result as Joji's sample choose a yarn with a high content of silk or other silky fibers. 4.0 mm (US 6) needles or the needle size to give you a gauge of 18 st and 40 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 6 (4 mm) needles after blocking.
Mirna’s Golden Sand Shawl knit with BC Garn Tussah Tweed
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose is another round yoke sweater that I have had my eye on for quite some time! This beauty is tma’s Ranunculus by Midori Horse knit with Hikoo by Skacel Rylie and SweetGeorgia’s Silk Mist. I have two skeins of Rylie in the Sandbar colour that I originally cast on a shawl with but that I know I will not knit!! But this sweater! I love everything about it so I think one day soon...
Ranunculus is a round yoke pullover with lace and textured stitches where the designer has included the option of either a smaller boat neckline or a wider boat neckline and short sleeves, long puff sleeves with diagonal cuff line or long puff sleeves with normal cuff line. It can be knit up fairly quickly because of the combination of thin yarn and big needles. Knit it with lace, light fingering to worsted weight yarn using 5 mm (US 8) and 6 mm (US 10) circular needle as main needle for a gauge of 14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch after wet blocking.
EspaceTricot’s Ranunculus - love, love it!
WIP's and FO's
Last week I started prepping for the Yarn Crawl, deciding on patterns and yarn!
Winding all of the little mini skeins turned out to be a big job!
Next, I cast on a pair as a sample! One fingerless mitt is finished!! One more to go, although not for tomorrow!
The neutral with blues kit...
And fall themed kits! For those who want something a little simpler, there are two other kits including a crochet mitt pattern. I have also put together Knitted Knockers Kits for anyone interested in soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Drop off finished knockers and I will ship them.
I started a Bedouin Bag by Nora J. Bellows a couple of weeks ago using Noro Kureyon Air and 7.5 mm needles. Look at how big my still to be felted bag is!! Knitting is finished so off to the next step! It now measures 28" tall, 45" around with a bottom that is 17" x 16.5".
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Project KAL: An everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from September 15 until December 31, 2018. Remember that you have to post to the Finished Objects thread to be included in the next draw.
Connie (knitnut246) finished her Zweig!! It is stunning!
Mattedcat’s Stay-Put Baby Mitts by Jillian Neary
Christina’s What’s More Canadian by Athena Forbes
If you want to learn a new skill or improve on a skill you already know, register for one of our classes! Many of the classes have started or will be starting soon so hurry!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!