Tag Archives: knitting

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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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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Yarn Club Show & Share – November 2016

   

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Custom Sizing Resources

There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours (not to mention $$) on a custom-made sweater or other garment, and slipping it on to discover it doesn’t fit properly.  Maybe it pulls across the bust, or the waist shaping is in the wrong spot for your curves.  Maybe your gauge was off and the sweater […]

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Crafting Stronger – Crafting Longer: Terri Rowan, RMT, on posture, pain, and maintaining strength for fibre arts

This is a guest post by Terri Rowan, a registered massage therapist in Guelph, who had the Yarn Club up on our feet and trying exercises at the April meeting that will strengthen our knitting/crocheting/spinning/weaving/felting muscles and keep us doing what we love for longer.  She has kindly put together these notes and resources to […]

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April Yarn Club Show & Share

Here are the details of the fantastic stuff being shown off at Yarn Club this month!       @yarnindulgences at #yarnclub tonight your creation came in midway through its transformation into this gorgeous shawl! I love the depth and subtlety ❤️ #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitlocal #yarn #yarnporn A photo posted by Alexis Hoy (@alexis_phibersmith) on […]

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February yarn club show & share

At February’s Yarn Club meeting, members brought in some beautiful finished projects, two of which happened to be by the same designer – Beth Graham!        

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Cast-on/Bind-off Online Tutorials

This month we had a skill-sharing session at Yarn Club and added a few new tricks to our knitting bags. Here I’ve rounded up the best tutorials I could find for the cast-ons and bind-offs we discussed, and links to the books I referenced.  In the fullness of time, I will add my own video […]

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A Beautiful Challenge: Inspired Uses for Variegated Yarn

This month at Yarn Club, we’re talking about beautiful ways to use variegated yarns with special guest Yarn Indulgences!  I’ve touched on this topic before when I released the Lavender Scarf pattern.  Here are some more inspired ideas rounded up from the interwebs, from knitting to crochet, weaving, and even simple wrapping crafts using variegated […]

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Phibersmith Yoga Socks

Starting the new month on a positive note: I’ve just released a 2-pattern set on Ravelry for yoga socks.  This is Phibersmith Designs first new release of 2015, and first item I’ve created independently for sale in almost 4 years.  It’s a little thing in the big, knitty scheme, but a pretty big deal for […]

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