Here's to a New Year of friendship, growing our skills, having fun and finishing fabulous finished projects!
In honor of 2017, Guild President Tammy Takahashi has come up with a remarkable list of challenges for crocheters. If you were looking to take your art to the next level...here is your chance.
We'd love to hear how your challenge is coming along throughout the year. Let us know in the Ravelry forum or on our Facebook page.
Good Luck and Happy New Year!
Traveling during the holidays presents knitters and crocheters with a dilemma: can I bring my needles (or hooks)? And if I do and someone tells me I can’t, what happens?
The answer is both easy and crazy-making depending on where you’re going.
If you’re traveling inside the United States, the answer is easy: The Transportation Security Administration says that in general you can take “knitting needles and needlepoint tools” (no reference to crochet hooks) in carry on luggage. You can also carry scissors that are smaller than four-inches but anything that has a blade -- such as circular or pendant cutter -- must be in checked luggage.
U.S. transportation rules apply on flights leaving the United States for foreign countries, but once you’ve landed in Europe, South America, Asia or Australia, it gets a lot more complicated.
Selecting the right colors for a project can be the difference between something that inspires “Oooohs” and “Aaaahhhs” and one that inspires yawns.
Knerdy Knitter Chris Bahls is the resident color expert at The Knitting Tree in Westchester. This is an informal distillation of his color wisdom.
Some people say no knitting or crocheting photo is finished until you’ve taken the photo.
No matter what kind of camera (or smart phone) you’re using to take a photo of a project – and no matter whether you just want to email a friend the photo, post it on Facebook or attract buyers on Ravelry or Etsy, the tips that follow can help you create a better photo of your work.
Before you pick up that camera, be sure your project is well blocked (if appropriate), free of fuzz or stray fibers and is displayed without distracting or distorting wrinkles or folds.
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A huge hurrah for the nine Knerdy Knitters who entered the Los Angeles County Fair this year. They submitted a total of 42 entries and took home a Best of Show ribbon, 10 blue ribbons, 12 red ribbons and 14 white ribbons.
Here are the winners, their entries and their ribbons:
Ginny Mateen – submitted 11 entries. She won Best of Show for a grey shawl made of yarn she had spun. She won blue ribbons for a baby sweater, another shawl, a sweater, a brown lace shawl, a shawl in purples with a colorful border and a cabled baby sweater, and a red ribbon for a baby sweater.
Lydia Cowger – submitted five entries. She won three red ribbons for a purple and lilac shawlette, a blue and white entrelac scarf and a pair of brown baby booties; and won white ribbons for a grey and white striped scarf and a multi-colored scarf.
Log on to the LA County Fair website and head over to the Competitions page. There you can enter you finished projects into this year's DIY Competition.
The Guild will deliver your projects to the Fair on June 4th. You can give us your projects at any Knerdy Knitter meeting before the 4th.
Good luck, Knerds!
LA County Fair Website
Here's to a New Year of friendship, fun, and fabulous finished projects.
In honor of the New Year, our Guild President, Tammy, has come up with a remarkable list of challenges for both knitters and crocheters. If you were looking to take your art to the next level...here is your chance.
We would love to hear how your challenge is coming along throughout the year. Let us know in the Ravelry forum or on our Facebook page.
Good Luck and Happy New Year!
A fun time was had by all at our 4th Annual Knerdy Knitters Holiday Party. For the second year in a row, the party was held at the Holiday Inn in Burbank. We ate, drank, and made many merry memories.
Thank you to all who helped to organize the event and a special thank you from the Knerdy Knitter Officers to all of you. Thank you for making this Guild such a success. It is so gratifying to hang out with such fun, talented, loving, helpful, kind, knerdy people. Here's to many more years of fiber arts with friends.
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