Slater Mill – Knitting Weekend People

Prolific authors and designers, Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre were on hand Saturday to sign their books New England Knits & Weekend Hats. They had samples of their beautiful work and individual patterns as well. I had not seen The Plucky Knitter yarn in person before this, and it is absolutely phenomenal. Melissa had a beret and scarf made up with it. Instant covet! They are  amazingly talented each on their own – and the two in collaboration are unbeatable!

Kevin Hopkins of Maybe Tomorrow Farm in Chepachet RI, brought their own yarn, roving, and sheepskins from their farm. Polly Hopkins told us of their 27 new lambs who have already arrived, with many more due soon.They are a participating farm in the Rhody Warm Blankets, produced by the Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative.

Providence’s own designer & author extraordinaire, Deborah Newton had 26 students for her class Finishing School Workshop on Saturday – and was the featured guest at the Friday night wine & cheese reception, signing her latest book Finishing School – which she relayed is already in it’s 4th printing! It’s a must-read for every knitter and the bible for finishing. Congratulations Deborah!


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