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June 2019 Show & Share

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Knitting in Canada – further reading

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 […]

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Show & Share May 2019

The Grand River Bead Society is accepting fibre arts & fibre artist vendors to its annual Show & Sale this October 19 – 20, at the Evergreen Centre. Check back to the website for vendor applications or contact vend.grbs@gmail.com to request an application

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April 2019 Show & Share

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Healthy Knitting & Crochet: Ergonomics, Activity & Maintenance

Three years ago, we held a Yarn Club meeting where special guest Terri Rowan, RMT, talked about strategies for keeping our bodies in shape to keep us doing the crafts we love longer. Last month I asked Terri to help me revisit this topic from a perspective of specifically keeping our knitting & crochet habits […]

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January 2019 Show & Share

We had a surprise multimedia show & share item in January. Kris brought in her Dalur Design #7 Pullover that she had wired with LED Christmas lights!

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Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off for K1P1 Rib

Next up in my series of cast-on/bind-off tutorial videos is the Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off for K1P1 Rib. I love the finish on this. Many Yarn Club members asked about a bind-off for toe-up socks: this is my favourite. See the seminal work Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease for a K2P2 version.

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Double-Twist Loop Cast-On (or Twisted Loop Cast-On)

Tutorial videos have become a thing for me recently – in writing my patterns there have been a few techniques that I use frequently, or in some cases are unique to a certain pattern, that I want explained in a certain way that I haven’t found available online. At a certain point in 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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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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