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November 2019 Yarn Club Show & Share

Alexis Hoy

Lisa brought in her Odyssey Shawl made wth Sweet Georgia, Cascade 220 Wave & Shirley Brian Yarns. Laura brought in her Langley Hat made with WOOLganic Yarn. Laura also brought in her Gamaldags cardigan made with Topsy Farms yarn. Mindy brought in her new pattern design, the Beekeeper Hat, made with Cascade 220. Liz brought in her Birkin made with Tukuwool. Gillian brought in her Jolly Wee Elf made with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter & Plucky Scholar. Karen brought in her Selbu Mittens made with Gaynor Homestead Worsted. Kris brought in her Gnora gnome made with Estelle Yarns.

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Knitting Design - Resources for Creating Your Own Projects.

Alexis Hoy

In October, I gave a talk about beginning to design your own projects. I make this careful distinction between projects and patterns, because I consider pattern writing to be a completely separate topic, although it is of course dependent on the design process. If you are past the project-design level and are interested in writing down your patterns, I HIGHLY recommend first reading Kate Atherley's Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns cover to cover. Below are some resources I use personally as references or tools during my design process. I hope you find them useful! If you have any suggestions...

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October 2019 Yarn Club Show & Share

Alexis Hoy

Roxann brought in crochet hooks that she bought from Kelly Brooks of Knitbrooks in Hamilton. Liz brought in her Swoncho knit with The Fibre Co. Aranmore Light Victoria brought in her Mittens from Surnadal made with Sandnes Garn Sisu Kris brought in her Saugeen Summer Lace Cloche made with Cascade Avalon Mindy brought in her latest design, Robin in the Rain, made with Briggs & Little Tuffy Mindy also brought in her PNW Stocking made with Briggs & Little Sport Jennie brought in her Easy Goes It shawl made with Songbird Yarn in the Bluebird colourway Gillian brought in her...

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June 2019 Show & Share

Alexis Hoy

Judy brought in the Spiral Sock without Heel she has in progress. Wendy brought in the Tundra Sweater she made for her husband. Fran brought in the Secret Paths shawl she is making with Songbird Yarn SW Sock in the Blackbird colourway. Victoria brought in the Eivor Cardigan she is making for her niece with Pickles Pure Wool sourced from Norway. Barb wore the Vitamin D cardigan she made with Classic Elite Firefly. Judy brought in the yarn she bought on her trip to Ireland - O'Maille Donegal Heather

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Knitting in Canada - further reading

Alexis Hoy

Last Thursday I held the Yarn Club hostage in overtime to dissect approximately 300 years of Canadian knitting history. Thanks for sticking it out, team! Today I'm rounding up some of the resources I used in my research for those of you who'd like to take a deeper dive into some of the topics we covered. I've tried to organize them roughly by topic. First off though, I owe a great debt to Canada Knits by Shirley A. Scott. I'm not sure by what license the full text of this book is available online at the link above. I own...

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