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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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November and December Show and Share

The Show and Share slips for the last two months got shuffled together, so forgive us for combining them into one summary post. It still means you can find the patterns and yarn details for all those lovely things you saw at Yarn Club, so I’m calling this a win. Catherine shared some challenges she […]

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A Ravelry Intro and Your Knitting Inspiration

We had a sudden change of plan at the December meeting when our guest speaker was unexpectedly caught in a blizzard and unable to join us. With some quick shuffling of topics, and drawing on the knowledge of our lovely members, we pulled together a great meeting where I think we all learned a lot. […]

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Finishing Techniques Revisited

I started my presentation this month by referring back to the techniques covered by this topic a year ago. Yarn Club members who were at the November 2016 meeting may recall some great techniques tucked in at the end of the meeting, shared by Alexis. As mentioned in September, with our change in meeting format, […]

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October Show and Share

The name of the game was shawls this month, with guest presenter Mindy from Raven Knits Design. Roxann shared two of her own beautiful shawl designs, Sweet Angel Wings and Netting a Mermaid: Sweet Angel Wing, photo via Beadaddictroxy, Ravelry Netting a Mermaid, photo via Beadaddictroxy, Ravelry Catherine brought in a few of her shawls to […]

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October Guest Speaker – Mindy from Raven Knits Design

The temperature is starting to dip to normal fall levels, and it was perfect timing to welcome Mindy from Raven Knits Design to Yarn Club this month for a talk all about shawls. You can find more information about Mindy’s patterns on Ravelry, where she maintains a Ravelry group called the Raven’s Nest. If you’re […]

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Short Rows and a hello from your new hosts

What a great turnout for our first meeting of the year, thank you to all who attended during what I know can be a very busy time of year. If you missed the Yarn Club meeting, let me catch you up on a fairly big change before I share some great resources from our talk. […]

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Attaching Edgings – Knit & Crochet

Many knitting books devoted to edgings still advise that you’ll need to seam the edging to your project.  Unless they’re referring to attaching knit or crocheted edging to a woven commercial fabric, this just isn’t true.  This misconception about how to you must attach edgings is a particular pet-peeve of mine; after all, crocheters would […]

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June Show & Share

Alfie brought in multiple bags of projects to share in June! Here are just a few we snapped pictures of:

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Oceanwind Knits – Resources for Knit Design

At our May meeting, Yarn Club enjoyed a great discussion with Lori Law of Oceanwind Knits about the ins & outs of knitwear design and pattern publication.  Here are the resources Lori shared with us after her talk: Stitch pattern ‘dictionaries’ are the backbone of knitting design. Books I use regularly : Ann Budd’s “Handy Books” […]

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