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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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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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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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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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