Knit Purl Hunter’s last KAL begins on October 10th. The first part of the pattern for the asymmetrical shawl will be released on the Knit Purl Hunter Web site at https://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/ on October 10th, with subsequent parts of the pattern released weekly. More info can also be found in the KnitPurlHunter Ravelry Group.
This KAL uses Skacel Simplicity Spray or Simplicity Tonal as the main yarn, along with Simplicity Solid. Yarn is available for purchase in the shop. Join us during Open Stitch time on Thursday evenings in October to work on the KAL together.
Our “Shiftalong” KAL Runs August 30 – Sept 13. We are using Andrea Mowry’s Shiftalong Hat pattern. There is no cost and no need to register to be a part of the Knit-a-Long (KAL), just show up with your pattern and yarn! We’ll be meeting on 3 Fridays: August 30, September 6, and September 13, from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a little social knitting time, while we work on our hats.
There will not be any formal instruction during the KAL knitting time, but others may be willing to share tips and tricks that they have learned while on their own knitting adventure.
We currently have the Knitting My Way Home Trunk Show in the shop (until September 15th) featuring Sharon Knutson’s gorgeous fiber and homespun yarn, she has created kits for this hat, with one skein of color-changing homespun and one skein of a solid colored homespun to make your hat. Fun Fact it takes Sharon 8 -10+ hours of spinning and processing time per hank of handspun!!
You can come see Sharon giving a spinning demonstration during Defeat of Jesse James Days. She will be taking part in the KAL on September 6th and doing spinning demonstrations on September 7th.
Keep a look out for our next KAL, coming in October we will be knitting along with Knit Purl Hunter!
Opera chanteuse, knitting and crochet designer and instructor Lisa Daehlin will visit the shop for an interactive talk about her Hearts: With Love project on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 pm and an introductory class on crocheted broomstick lace on Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 pm. Don’t miss this chance to learn something new with both your hands and your heart! Register online or in store for one or both events!
Lisa Daehlin has been traveling near and far giving away the little crocheted hearts that she makes while riding the New York subway. Come hear how this random act of creative kindness has affected her life and the lives of the recipients. In Lisa’s words: As I travel through life and this world, I find more deeply the wisdom of a friend’s words: “Life IS other people.”Sometimes, it’s hard to connect with the people we meet. I’m a gal from a really small town (264 people), so, it wasn’t all that often that I encountered a stranger.
Now, living in Manhattan, I am blessed with interactions among people new to me every single day. At times, the distance is comforting; other times, it’s uncomfortable. I’m not alone in having someone say, “Hey, lady! What are you making?” when I’m knitting/crocheting in public. Sometime around Valentine’s Day 2016, I began making and giving away crocheted hearts on the subway and streets of New York. It’s been quite the ice breaker.
Join me to hear some of those stories! As always, I see life through a knitted (and crocheted) lace lens, so there’ll be a fair amount of that, too. This yarny-yammering-on includes a presentation of images to ponder, fabrics to pet, ideas, designs, and meanderings.
Mark your calendars and come see us August 9th & 10th 2019 during the SouthWest Yarn Quest — your favorite multi-shop event! We are planning a scavenger hunt that will take you to five great shops in five great towns south and west of the metro. All the shops will have copies of the scavenger hunt list, pick your starting shop and hit the road! Each shop will will have exclusive custom yarn color created just for them by Northern Bee Studio , we’ll have new exclusive patterns, there will be prizes to win, and so much more!
All 5 shops will be collecting school supply donations during the scavenger hunt, so if you’d like to help, please bring a few school supplies along!
Be sure you follow the adventure on Facebook and Instagram! Share with all your knitter, crocheter and fiber loving friends, we would love to see our group grow! Also, please feel free to use the #swyarnquest #northfieldyarn hashtags when sharing photos on social media!