I have to admit...I have been struggling this week. And not just because of what is happening in the capital.
Normally at this time of year I would be finalizing my travel plans and my shopping list for Stitches West. But sadly, it has been cancelled this year. I LOVE Stitches. It is a weekend away with my SIL and my knitty friends, it is a beautiful hotel filled with other like minded fiber freaks, and it is an overwhelming, wallet draining, drool-enducing marketplace.
But there is some good news, a compromise with the demon we call Covid...
Stitches Expo At Home! There are some workshops from Stitches this weekend and next, but only the 3-6 hour classes. But next month, the weekend of Feb 5-7, there will be all the stitches offerings we love. Classes, but also mini classes, lectures, demos, the marketplace. Even the famed pajama party! There are no details yet about registering, but keep checking back. I am definitely going to be checking in on the haps, and probably buying some yarn I don't need. I guess I do need to get my shopping list together afterall!
Altered Stitch - Opening 6/9 - Tuesday-Friday 3pm-7pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm
La Knitterie Parisiene - Open by appointment
The Knitting Tree - Wednesday-Monday 11am-4pm
Jennifer Knits - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12pm-4pm
Make One Yarn Co - Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
In San Diego:
Yarning for You - Wednesday- Saturday 11am-3pm
Black Sheep - Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm - they are having an opening sale 10-50% off all merchandise
The Altered Stitch is hosting a virtual trunk show — just in time for Mother’s Day — beautiful handmade jewelry from Dana Sullivan of Knotted Treasure! We know you’ll love the pieces as much as we do! These pieces are all OOAK, so don’t miss out!
Knotted Treasure uses natural stones, pearls and shells to create beautiful, organic, bohemian pieces that can be worn for any occasion. She only uses real, natural stones, sterling silver, and gold fill.
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!
SFV Knitting Guild News and Updates
Keep up to date with what's happening in the guild, as well as knitting news around town.