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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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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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September Show and Share

Jo shared her work in progress So Faded sweater, made with Richard Devrieze yarn. So Faded, photo via Andrea Mowry, Ravelry Liz shared her Om Shawl, which has some interesting options for wearing the finished piece. Liz chose to sew on only some of the many buttons called for in the pattern, and she modeled […]

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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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Welcome to the Block Party!

~ or ~ The Best Way to Block Your Fibre Projects and Why You Should There are as many ways to block as there are fibre types.  And maybe that sentence, right there, is why so many people eschew the process altogether.  Because there is no quick answer to the question “How do I block this?” […]

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