Friday, January 10, 2020, Issue 129: A little late but a very Happy New Year to you!

Friday, January 10, 2020, Issue 129: A little late but a very Happy New Year to you!

I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since my last post! It is January so that means that I have been doing inventory! I wish I could say that doing inventory is a fun job but I am finished! Now to get back to winter knitting...

If you follow me on social media then you have seen the photos of the vests that I knit my grandsons!

 

The finished vests with sterling done, ribbing added but not blocked!

 

Here are the finished vests with steeking done, ribbing added but not blocked! I used charts from tincanknits’ Dog Star and parts of Ann Kingstone’s Port and Starboard. I knit them with Regia 6 Ply Tweed to make them kid friendly.

 

I finished the three stranded vests that I was knitting for my grandsons to match the pullover I knit the youngest for his first birthday!

 

Here are the boys wearing them with the youngest wearing his matching Dogstar sweater! It wasn't easy getting to all stand still for photos...they really wanted the cheetos that someone had behind me!

 

Finished the Zigzagular socks by Susie White knit using Urth Uneek Socks! Heels and toes in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Socks.

 

Also off my needles are my Zigzagular socks by Susie White knit using Urth Yarns Uneek Socks! Heels and toes in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Socks.

 

KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY

 

The current Knit-Alongs are the Butterfly / Papillon KAL and the Knit Any Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from January 1 until March 31st. Don't forget to post your finished projects so that you will be included in our quarterly draw!

There is a Butterfly / Papillon Knit-Along that has started during our Thursday Knit Night! NEW will be a Wednesday afternoon Pre-Pay Knit-Along Class as well with Kathy Egypt as the teacher from 1 to 3 pm at least until the end of April. Andrea Mowry's Nightshift or The Shift is what we will start with. After that everyone signed up can help choose what project to do next, another mosaic knitting shawl such as the Cascadial Wrap, Lunae or Mosaic Mania.

Now...for the winner of the December 31st draw! Congratulations Jocelyne or jocblais!

Over Christmas, I had a wonderful but always too short visit with family! My sister Mary brought a few of her FO's for me to help her photograph and to start each of the project posts to her Ravelry page.

 

My sister Mary’s Ranunculus by Midori Hirose and she knit a hat with her leftover yarn!

 

My sister Mary’s Ranunculus by Midori Hirose and she knit a hat with her leftover yarn! She used Garnstudio Drops Air.

 

Glacier Ice Hat by Mone Dräger that Mary knit using her leftover yarn from her Ranunculus! Yarn is Garnstudio Drops Air.

 

She knit the Glacier Ice Hat by Mone Dräger using her leftover yarn from her Ranunculus!

 

My sister brought several FOs with her for me to photograph! Here is her Follins Pond Pullover by Moira Engel from Interweave Knits, Fall 2018 Issue.

 

Here is her Follins Pond Pullover by Moira Engel from Interweave Knits, Fall 2018 Issue. She knit it using Hikoo Kenzington.

 

My sister Mary’s Zweig is stunning!

 

My sister Mary’s Zweig is stunning! She used Koigu KPM and KPPPM.

 

Karen sporting the socks that she knit in Jen’s Magic Loop Sock Class!

 

Karen sporting the socks that she knit in Jen’s last Magic Loop Sock Class! She did a fabulous job on her first socks! Jen's next Magic Loop Sock Class starts February 8th but there are only two spots left so register soon!

 

Sweet little Gramps knit by Bev! She has used Bergere de France Chinaillon and Barisienne.

 

Bev knit this sweet little Gramps by tincanknits using Bergere de France Chinaillon and Barisienne.

 

Trina is rocking this lovely poncho!

 

Trina is rocking this lovely poncho! We were admiring it and I completely forgot to get the name of the pattern!

 

Jen’s beautiful Calla by Natasja Hornby knit using The Fibre Company’s Road to China Light

 

Jen "I am so happy with how this turned out!! I finished the beautiful pattern Calla by @moonstruck_knits." She knit hers using The Fibre Company's Road to China Light.

 

Heidi knit this beautiful single skein shawl for her mother (who didn’t want to be in the photo)!

 

Heidi knit this beautiful single skein shawl for her mother (who didn’t want to be in the photo) so Jen is doing the honours!

 

Linda finished Joji’s Odyssey Shawl! Beautiful!

 

Linda finished Joji’s Odyssey Shawl! Beautiful!

 

Another of Julie Williams little darlings is off Linda’s needles - a Boy Bear wearing dungarees!

 

Another of Julie Williams little darlings is off Linda’s needles - a Boy Bear wearing dungarees!

 

Totoro mitts knit by Sandi for her daughter Fiona who happens to be a big fan of Totoro!

 

Modified to knit in the round Totoro mittens knit by Sandi for her daughter Fiona who happens to be a big fan of Totoro!

 

Looks like Lila loves the Cats in the Garden sweater Sandi test knit for Katherine Paddison

 

Looks like Lila loves the Cats in the Garden sweater Sandi test knit for Katherine Paddison

 

Lise finished this Hipster Shawl by Joji while away for her daughter...how to block while away?

 

Lise finished this Hipster Shawl by Joji while away for her daughter...how to block while away?

 

CLASSES

 

Just a reminder to check upcoming classes!

 

Do you want to learn stranded colourwork but want a smaller project learn on? Learn how with this Clayoquot Toque by tincanknits!

 

Do you want to learn stranded colourwork but want a smaller project learn on? Learn how with this Clayoquot Toque by tincanknits! It isn't too late to sign up for the Colourwork Hat Class - Clayoquot Toque that starts this Saturday at 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. There are still a few spots left.

 

Interested in trying your hand at weaving? In this introductory 1 day workshop, you will weave your own scarf!! Register today for our Sunday, January 19th workshop!!

 

Interested in trying your hand at weaving? In this introductory 1 day workshop, you will weave your own scarf!! Register today for our Sunday, January 19th workshop!!

 

Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift

 

Want to learn how to do mosaic knitting starting with Andrea Mowry's Nightshift Shawl? We will be starting a new Pre-Pay Knit-Along Classes for blocks of weeks. Since we are going to start mid-month, the first set will be for 6 classes. After that it will be for the month so if there are 4 Wednesdays, then it will be $40. Come the weeks you want or come to all of them.

We will start with the Nightshift Shawl - the pattern is not included. You will need to purchase it through the shop (Ravelry In-Store Sales) or from Ravelry yourself. Choose your yarn or combine with some yarn stash and have fun! Kathy will be there to guide you along! After that, we will choose another great pattern for either another mosaic shawl or something else entirely!

 

The October Hat by Sloan Rosenthal is the latest of Kelbourne Woolens free hat patterns for 2019 - one for each month!

 

Want to learn to knit cables? The October Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The hat begins with a provisional cast on, and then a deep knit 2, purl 2 ribbing is worked. An intricate, modern cable panel pattern is worked for the body of the hat and integrated decreases shape the crown. Jen will also teach the adventurous how to cable without a cable needle.

 

Sign up to learn how to knit socks using magic loop!

 

Jen will run this class again! If you missed it the first time and wanted to, here is your chance. Sign up to learn how to knit socks using magic loop HERE!

 

Don’t miss this one!

Are you scared of dropped stitches? Not sure how to fix that mystery hole you accidentally made? Then this is the class for you. Feel the stress melt away as your instructor guides you through the basics of knit fabric’s structure, and teaches you to methodically fix a variety of mistakes that you might run into. This class will allow you to experiment with your knitting without the fear of “messing it up”. Register HERE.

 

Boy or Girl Bunny Class

 

We will run this popular class again starting in February! We will do the rabbits again which I find are my favourite! You can choose to do either the boy bunny or the girl. Julie Williams wonderful menagerie of little animals are a delight from start to finish and you really can't stop at making just one! Register HERE.

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

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