Friday, September 14, 2018, Issue 69: Fall knitting, Thanksgiving, Classes, Upcoming Yarn Crawl...

Friday, September 14, 2018, Issue 69: Fall knitting, Thanksgiving, Classes, Upcoming Yarn Crawl...

It seems like summer just flew by and now it is already mid-September! Time to start our fall projects and Christmas gift making! Pictured here is Mirna in he Celestial by Martin Storey from Rowan Magazine 61 knit using Rowan Summerlite DK.

CLASSES UPDATE

 

Classes and workshops have been posted!

There have been a couple of classes that have been re-scheduled! I totally forgot to look at the calendar for holidays and so forgot about Thanksgiving weekend.

 

Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter

 

The Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter Class (Colourwork / Fairisle / Stranded Knitting) has been re-scheduled to Sundays, September 23, 30, October 21 & November 4 – 10 am to 12 pm.

 

Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop - Sunday, October 7, 2018

 

The Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop has been re-scheduled to Sunday, October 28 – 10 am to 4 pm.

 

If you are planning to register for any of the classes, please do so soon. If you know anyone who would be interested, please forward them this email. The minimum registration for our classes is four students and maximum is 6 people for most workshops.

 

 

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 July 1 to September 15, 2018; and the Swirl Skirt, Any Skirt and Any Project KAL running at the same time. Don't forget to post a pic to the finished object (FO) thread before tomorrow night! The next draw will be on Sunday.

The new KAL will then start September 15 to December 31, 2018!

 

Nik’s Swirl Skirt

 

Nicole (mamaboj)'s Swirl Skirt in gorgeous fall colours!

 

Nik’s Swirl Skirt

 

Nik already has plans for knitting a second one!

 

Natalie is almost finished her Swirl Skirt - just kitchener stitching it together!

 

Natalie is almost finished her Swirl Skirt - just kitchener stitching it together!

 

My Swirl Skirt!

 

Here is mine! I can already tell it is going to be my go-to skirt!

 

Connie successfully knit a brioche star (bottom pics) and I unsuccessfully knit one! Thank you Sandi for your help!

 

Connie successfully knit a brioche star (bottom pics) and I unsuccessfully knit one (top pics)! Connie has done more brioche than I have...Stephen West's Building Blocks Shawl was the only other time that I have done brioche! Thank you Sandi for your help!

 

Christina’s Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy knit in Manos Fino

 

Christina’s Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy knit in Manos Fino

 

Lise’s Reflections - pattern is Willem’s Blanket

 

Lise’s Reflections - pattern is Willem’s Blanket

 

Debbie (debsnub)’s crocheted afghan

 

Debbie (debsnub)’s crocheted afghan WIP from early in August might very well be finished! I rarely get to see her finished projects and she rarely takes a photo of them!

 

Paulette’s (most likely) colour choice for her Ninilchik Swoncho

 

Paulette’s (most likely) colour choice for her Ninilchik Swoncho.

 

My choice 1 for my Ninilchik or...

 

My choice 1 for my Ninilchik with the pale grey as my main colour or...

 

Choice 2 for my Ninilchik

 

Choice 2 for my Ninilchik with the teal as my main colour. Decisions, decisions...

 

WIP's and FO's

 

Painted Stones Cowl and a matching hat

 

The pattern (Painted Stones Cowl) that I designed for the Knit 1 - Beginner Class has been written and is now available from Ravelry for Free. This will make a great gift!

 

A beanie to match the cowl I designed for the beginner class.

 

A matching hat is on my needles with a pattern soon to come.

 

Lots of stockinette in the body of my Zweig since I omitted the textured pattern

 

Lots of stockinette in the body of my Zweig since I omitted the textured pattern but I now only have about 2 more inches to go before the sleeves!

 

FREE PATTERN

 

Criss Cross Top by Purl Soho

 

The Criss Cross Top by Purl Soho is a great design little top with a great fit that can be worn under a cardigan or jacket for fall. "Reverse stockinette serves as a beautiful all-over ground, while 1 x 1 ribbing gives structure and definition to edges. One simple cable at the front neckline provides all the drama." It is knit from the bottom up, first the font, then the back, joined to knit in the round and then separated again to knit the front top and back top. Knit it using 656 - 1148 yards (600 - 1050 m) of aran weight yarn and 4.0 mm (US 6) to get a gauge of 20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in reverse stockinette stitch.

 

Pumpkins for your Thanksgiving table

 

Are you planning to knit or crochet up some pumpkins for your Thanksgiving table decor? I have had Pumpkin knitting at our Knit Afternoons and we will again! I will come up with kits so that can be purchased but you can come join us with worsted to chunky weight yarn and 5.5 mm or 6.0 mm double pointed needles. Autumn Pumpkins by Jan Lewis, Pumpkin - Jack Be Little - this is the one I've always used and Amigurumi Pumpkins - this one is crocheted.

 

UPCOMING EVENT!!

 

Yarn Crawl Windsor-Essex

 

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the yarn shops of Windsor-Essex will be hosting a Yarn Crawl as a part of I Love Yarn Day! Mark it on your calendar and plan to attend...Yes, it is the same day as the Woodstock Fleece Festival and the Creativ Festival. This will be our local event! More details to follow but each shop will have a pattern / kit and food and drinks as well! The participating shops as of today are Sue2Knits and Yarn, Little Sheep Yarn Boutique, and The Hook Pusher.

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

 

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