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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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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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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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Yarn Club’s Ravelry Groove, Pt. 1.1

This month’s Ravelry homework is to play around with the newly created Yarn Club Ravelry Group.  To get you started, the Ravelry wiki entry about groups is here.  Within our own group, we have a set of forums (under the “discussion” tab), we can share info (“pages”), we can share our projects & stash, and keep […]

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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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January Yarn Club Show & Share

For January’s meeting, I asked people to bring in some inspiring ways to use variegated yarn.  Here are some of the great ideas from the membership: Updated February 1st to include Roxann’s “scarflace”.  Thanks so much for the photos, Roxann! Roxann says, “Here is my ‘scarflace’ that I made from one skein of Alpaca Tracks […]

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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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Year One: A Recap

Over a year ago, I wrote this in the notebook I used the first time I launched Phibersmith Designs as a business in Vancouver in 2009.  The book hadn’t seen much action since our first son was born in 2011.  2015 seemed like it would be a good year to start ramping things up again. […]

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