Why We Love Yarn – Pt. III

Isn’t this just the color of fun?

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Knitter’s Weekend – Other Things

The Slater Mill Spinners Guild was there in full force, working their magic. David Westcott patiently gave me a lesson on a drop spindle. He very quickly demonstrated, had me do it and magically worked it into a bracelet tied around my wrist. Don’t ask me how, or to repeat it. It was hypnotic!

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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!

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VK Live – Beautiful Handknits

The quality of hand knit garments at VK Live was inspirational – it’s just one of the many reasons why these events are so valuable to knitters of all levels. We come away with a head full of ideas – energized to move on-ward and up-ward.

Bijou Basin Ranch displayed their Valle di Susa Cabled Wrap by Marly Bird at their spacious corner booth. Beautiful shape to the garment – also fabulous yarn and stitch choices.  Wish I had one right now.

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Why We Love Yarn – Pt. II

So, which is it? The color or texture that drive us mad for these yarns? Look at that turquoise! But then there’s the amazing bas-relief surface of the yellow swatch. It certainly makes a case for not blocking lace. And the Yarn Love goes on…