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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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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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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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The Finishing Touch – Weaving in & sewing seams

This month at Yarn Club we talked about our favourite finishing techniques, and I demonstrated a few with my MacGyver’d projection camera so people could see what my hands were doing projected on the wall. How you weave in your ends and seam up a project can make or break all your hard work.  It’s […]

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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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Cottoning On: Reading (and Understanding) the Label on Your Cotton Goods

In honour of “Spring” (note the sarcastic punctuation – here in Guelph we had snow and freezing rain just yesterday), I thought it would be thematic to talk about warm-weather fibres this month.  Little did I know we’d still all be wrapped in our woolens in April.  But hey, who are knitters to complain about […]

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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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Yarn Anatomy 101

At the core of the Yarn Club, of course, is the yarn.  It’s what brings everyone together every month, that fibre love – the possibility in each new skein, the discovery of a different blend, the seduction of colour.  I thought it only fitting that we make sure our deep appreciation of yarn is supported […]

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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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