May Book of the Month:
Brave New Knits
by Julie Turjoman
Brave New Knits is the first book to celebrate the convergence of
traditional hand-knitting and modern technology. The Internet has made
it possible for the knitting community to connect through photos,
pattern-sharing, and blogs that document the knitting projects and
passions of dozens of designers and enthusiasts. With a Foreword written
by Jessica Marshall Forbes, co-founder of Ravelry.com, Brave New Knits
includes 26 must-have garment and accessory patterns, all gorgeously
photographed by knitting celebrity Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed.
Contributors range from established designers like Norah Gaughan, Wendy
Bernard, Anne Hanson, and knitgrrl Shannon Okey, to rising stars such as
Melissa Wehrle, Connie Chang Chinchio, and Hilary Smith Callis.
In-depth interviews with the designers reveal their design philosophy
and passions. From shapely sweaters and delicate shawls to fingerless
gloves and stylish hats, each of the knitted designs features detailed
directions and charts to inspire both the beginner and experienced
Miss Holly is ready for Spring!
What about you?
Miss Holly is ready for gardening in these fantastic overalls. She brings a ray of sunshine into the Yarn Garden Knit Shop.
We hope you will come by to see her!
KNIT A LONG (KAL)
Our last KAL out of the Knit Red book just didn’t
take off, but I’m almost finished with the A Line Hoodie and I was able
to show it off at the Clicks & Sticks Guild gathering on Saturday! I
had so many compliments that who knows folks just may want to pick that
book up and do it! I’ll share pics as soon as I’m completed.
the meantime, I’ve been asked to roll out another KAL and there seems
to be a lot of interest around the pattern “Oak Park”. This is an ebook
that contains 2 patterns and you can purchase at the shop in which they
will send you a download direct to your email. There is a cowl, scarf
or stole and it’s your choice on which you want to do. It is color
work/block but you are using only one yarn color at a time. Now that
I’ve had time to really look at it, I’m intrigued that its different
than anything I’ve done before.
is some new yarn coming in to the shop that will arrive any day now and
I’ve been told it’s perfect for this. You need 3 color ways
(contrasting) and then a light and dark neutral. Sign up begins now, so
feel free to stop in at the shop and sign up. We will start on
Saturday, May 18th @ 1:00. I hope to see all of you there!
Angie, KAL Coordinator