Okay this week has been an awesome week for arriving yarns. There are some hand dyed sock yarns from LunaBudKnits and then a box from Mango Moon with super bulky hand dyed Dreadlocks. And an order of Twizzle Foot sock yarns, a new thing from Mountain colors.
but I want to make a throw. Lots of folks are still asking about those super chunky ones. We have the #200 needles and roving to do it in, but it is soooo expensive to do that - which is why they are sooooo expensive on Etsy too. I found this easy pattern this morning at Classic Elite's website and am going to do it in Brown Sheep Burly Spun. A wonderful color came in the other day - Periwinkle - it will be bright and happy and under $100. So - anyone want to do it along with me? I will do a free tutorial for anyone who wants to make one on Saturday August 29th at 10am. You'll need 4 sk. of Burly spun and #19 needles. I can order whatever colors you want if you come in this week, they will be here in time.
starts in September and runs through December. There is a sign up deadline of September 7th for the first one.
Christmas Club (AB). Join up to make some simple projects to use as gifts this holiday season. September is a cabled hat in chunky yarn. You'll get your yarn, any tools needed other than needles, and the pattern will be an original I've made just for Christmas Club members. The class will help you start knitting in the round and teach cable knitting too. You will need your own needles - #9 & #10.5 16" circulars, #10.5 DP needles. (The patterns will be for sale to the rest of the folks in 2016). The Club will meet the second Saturday of each month from 1-2pm. For September the Club fee is $30
The State Fair deadlines are coming up really soon. If you were thinking of entering, the dead line for mailing in is August 15th, the deadline for dropping off is August 22nd. The Fair starts September 11th. There are prizes and money, so enter stuff. You can enter anything you've made - knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, quilting - in the last 12 months. I am working on becoming a drop off point for fiber arts things and will let you know if that is the case.
I got a big box of spinning things from Frabjous Fibers....3 feet of sheep, lambs tails, Center Pull bumps for spinning self striping yarn, hand dyed roving braids, and then some merino and silk from Ashford came too. If you want a new thing to spin for Tour de Fleece, it's here. I think I will reward myself for all my spinning with a center pull bump at the end of the Tour.... Any one up for a spinning day at the store? How about Saturday August 1st from 12-4. Bring your wheel or spindle and come spin awhile.