Author Archives: Victoria Lewin

May Show and Share Recap

This month was a great roundup of your recently finished items, thank you to everyone who shared! Judy shared two different projects with us, here’s her Cirrus, which can be best described as a combination sweater/poncho. Nancy O’Connell is the designer, you’ll find this pattern published in Shibui Knits. Judy made hers in an Americo […]

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May Meeting Recap of Successful Yarn Substitutions

Our May guest speaker was our very own Alexis, who shared helpful tips and information about successfully substituting yarn in a project. Do you ALWAYS use the yarn the pattern calls for? I’m guessing probably not. I know I don’t. Sometimes the yarn is unavailable in your area, it’s discontinued, or you simply found another […]

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April Show and Share

Laura shared a few of her recently finished projects – first up, Warriston by Kate Davies, knit in emerald green Malibrigo worsted.   Warriston, photo via TwinOaksFarmFibre, Ravelry Here’s Spindrift, by Helen Stewart, knit in Laura’s own Twin Oaks Farm fingering yarn Spindrift, photo via TwinOaksFarmFibre, Ravlery And for a spot of colourwork, how about […]

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coriand3r knits April talk

It was a nice change to have a guest speaker at Yarn Club this month, and Chantelle from coriand3r knits was a perfect burst of COLOUR at our spring meeting with her long colour change gradients. Chantelle broke her talk into two parts, discussing social media for fibre enthusiasts in the first part, and details […]

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March Show and Share Recap

It was a lovely roundup of knitted beauties this month. Yarn Club members turned out in droves (with a few new members and guests!) for the talk on fixing your knitting mistakes, and you brought some delightful finished projects to share. Jo brought in her Veronika Cardigan, by Shannon Cook, knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca […]

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Fixing Our Own Knitting Mistakes

Our March meeting was a talk all about fixing your own knitting mistakes, or starting down the path to understanding what’s going on with your knitting oopsies. This discussion cannot happen without some knowledge of how to read your knitting. Alexis covered this topic nicely last year, and summarized her notes in a handy blog […]

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February Show and Share

Alexis shared her recently completed set of three hooded cardigans for her boys (and none of them have outgrown them yet!). The pattern is Sibling Revelry by Meghan Jones, published in Little NutMeg Productions. She used Patons DK Superwash (in colours selected by the kiddos) for the body of each sweater, with a coordinating variegated […]

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Block Party Revisited

After a few unexpected changes to our planned February meeting, Alexis swooped in to rescue the program for the night with her Block Party talk from December 2016. It turns out many of you hadn’t heard the talk already, so it was a perfect fit to share some new information with the group. I’m not […]

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January Show and Share

You did not disappoint me in early January, Yarn Clubbies. First of all, I wasn’t expecting such a great turnout for our January 4th meeting, while many folks were still lounging in PJs and enjoying some time off work. And second, you hadn’t given away all your lovely recently finished objects over Christmas, so you […]

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January Meeting Ravelry Recap

As promised, we carried on from the December introduction to Ravelry with a more in-depth view on some features of everyone’s favourite yarn and pattern database. Catherine started us off with some demonstrations of more advanced search features on the Patterns tab. Do you find yourself searching by the same criteria again and again in […]

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