Clara Parkes, knitter extraordinaire is asking Knitters and Crocheters to do what they do best - help others! The Maine Access Immigrant Network needs warm winter woolens for their newest asylum-seekers who are facing their first New England winter. Having fled their homes in the Congo and Angola and then traveled more than 10,000 miles, they didn’t exactly have time to stock up on warm winter woolens before they got here. This is where knitters and crocheters come in.
If your needles are idle and this speaks to your heart, take a look at Clara's instagram post to get all the details and help!
I want to thank Maridee of the Yarnover Truck for this post. I stole it from her!
Hello Knerdy Knitters!
Stitches So Cal is coming up in a couple months in beautiful Pasadena, CA, Stitches SoCal is November 14-17, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center. All of the info and a complete list of events can be found here.
Even though you still have a few months to make your shopping list and finish up a stunning project to show off, if you are considering taking a class, you should register now! There are a variety of classes on knitting, crochet, sewing, weaving, spinning and quilting! A complete spectrum of fiber arts!
These classes can fill up quickly, so don't wait too long to decide what new skills you want to add to your repertoire, or if there is something that you need a refresher in.
Stitches prides itself on enriching classes taught by front runners of our industry. Don't miss the chance to meet some very talented teachers and other fiber knerds like us!
Our bodies are not the same, why should our clothes be?
It is finally here! An app that will make access to Ravelry faster and easier. It's called Alpaca.
I have it installed and it is great. The home page shows beautiful hi rez pics of what my friends are up to. Everything I wish my Instagram feed was. I have already lost time scrolling and I have a few new projects I can't wait to cast on!
If you have an event, a pattern, a new yarn or pictures from one of our events that you think everyone would enjoy, let me know and I will feature them on the blog!
I can be reached here any time!
The 2019 LA Yarn Crawl is happening of 2 weekends this year! April 4th-7th & 11th-13th. The 8th - 10th are "Slow Crawl" days and stores will be open/closed during their regular store hours. Crawlers are welcome to visit and shop at the stores on the Slow Crawl days, including getting a passport stamp, pick up a pin, and the free patterns.
#layarncrawl #losangelesyarncrawl#losangelesyarnshop #lys #socalyarnshop#thisisgoingtobeamazing
Australian based designer and artist Ambah O’Brien is coming to SoCal! Ambah’s use of color and geometric lines create one of a kind pieces which are both beautiful and so much fun to wear.
Come meet Ambah and try on her absolutely gorgeous designs during this single evening special event, Friday, January 18 from 6-8pm at the Altered Stitch in Studio City!
OK guys! It is finally here. The much anticipated Stitches So Cal starts this Thursday in Pasadena. There are a wide range of fiber-oriented classes, demos, events and vendors just waiting for us! I always go to Stitches West with my sister in law, it is an annual tradition. But why drive all the way to San Jose? I need to make my shopping list and a serious game plan...
Click here for a downloadable program with a list of events and vendors.
SFV Knitting Guild News and Updates
Keep up to date with what's happening in the guild, as well as knitting news around town.