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Grand River Stole Errata

For patterns printed or downloaded prior to November 5th, 2018.  The “Introduction of Eyelet Lace Pattern” section should read as follows: Row 109 (remember to K new MC stitch together with first CC stitch): With MC, Knit. Row 110: K5, *YO, CDD, YO, K3, rep from * to last 13 sts, YO, CDD, YO, K3, […]

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October 2018 Show & Share

We had a great collection of projects at the October Yarn Club meeting!            

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Yarn Substitution Part 11: Using the “Wrong” Yarn

As a follow up to my talk in May about Successful Yarn Substitution, I thought it would be interesting to consider in more depth the situation in which you decide to use a yarn that is completely different than the one called for in a pattern – i.e., the wrong yarn.  What does this mean exactly? I […]

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September Show & Share

Please let me know if I missed anyone!

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Sustainable Yarn Crafting

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my impact and my family’s impact in terms of the products we use, and particularly the ones we dispose.  Since digging into this, it’s feeling for me very much like a party I am SUPER late to, but one whose block-rockin’ beats I’ve been hearing in my periphery […]

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Crochet Basket Using Plastic Shopping Bags for the core

This month I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make my crafts more eco-friendly.  One thing in particular I try to combat in my house is plastic shopping bags.  Despite the fact that I have been using cloth shopping bags for years, I can’t seem to completely eliminate the plastic ones from my life.  […]

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June Show and Share

Sandy shared a delightful pair of socks, aptly called Fine Socks, a pattern by Kim Petryshen. Sandy knit hers in Fleece Artist Cottage Socks. Fine Socks, photo via JoEdgett, Ravelry Gillian brought in her Oban Sweater, a classic looking cabled sweater by Thea Colman. The yarn she used is Blue Moon Targhee Worsted Oban Sweater, […]

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June Meeting Recap

As my meeting reminder emailed said, who doesn’t love an alpaca? Wendy Cross from Lady Slipper Alpacas was our guest at our last meeting before breaking for the summer. Wendy shared pictures of her lovely alpaca herd and told us all about these critters. Wendy got into raising alpacas kind of by accident, she told […]

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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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