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Let's Knit Together - Join me in a new year knit alongHappy new year everyone!!
Who’s up for a fun casual knit along? I have a giant bowl of scraps that I am determined to knit up this year so I thought it would be fun to do this together.
Let’s knit a scrappy shawl!
Are you ready for a summer KAL??I am super excited to announce that we will be hosing a knit along in the near future. In order to give you time to organize your stash and choose a pattern I thought we would share the news now! This KAL will be show casing the tank tops.
Winter Sock KAL - Thicksgiving Socks by Summer Lee KnitsI am super excited to announce that we will be hosing a knit along in the near future. In order to give you time to organize your stash and purcha...
Sweater Dreams - Lets make your dream come true!Have you been dreaming of making a sweater with indie dyed yarn but found the price tag a little high for your budget? Well I have some great news for you - it just might be more doable than you think.
KNIT ALONG || HIGHLIGHTS & GIVEAWAY WINNERS
We made it though March and enjoyed a wonderful long weekend with family and friends. Easter here was pretty laid back and full of fun adventures with my kiddos. What did you all get up to? I do know some of you were able to finish some wips and shared some great progress posts of your sweaters for our Winter Sweater KAL.
Take a look at some of the fabulous knitted sweaters and find out who won the great prizes!
KNIT ALONG || WINTER SWEATER KAL FINAL WEEKOur Winter Sweater Weather Knit Along finishes this week and I cannot wait to see what you have all been up to! I am so excited! We have some great prizes for everyone who participates in our Ravelry thread. Stop by the thread a show us a picture of your in progress/finished sweater and we will announce the winner after the Easter long weekend.
Sweater Weather KAL Midpoint!
We're officially at the half way point in our KAL so I thought it was a good time to check in. We already have one finished object and Ashley is making excellent headway on both her Weekender sweater by Andrea Mowry and her Playdate Cardigan for Mila by Tincanknits. I can tell Ashley's still has sweaters on the brain because she keeps sending me these gorgeous sweaters on Instagram. I'm pretty much guaranteeing that if Ashley had Mrs. Weasley's knitting skills, those needles would be knitting while she slept and I would be rolling in hand knit sweaters.
If you want to participate in the KAL and you're looking for inspiration take a look at our bundles of Pullovers and Cardigans on Ravelry where Ashley has curated some of her favourites. Since she put this together her list has grown. Here is some of my favourites that we’ve recently seen on Instagram:
My Lost Knit Mojo
Hey guys, I know it’s been awhile so I’m definitely do for a blog post but I have a huge problem. I’ve lost my knit mojo. I don’t know how it happened and I don’t know when it happened but it’s true. I started the year with moderate knit goals – hats and mitts all year long. It seemed like an achievable goal because I`ve been craving mindless knitting and the pleasure of a goal quickly achieved but even that has slipped away from me.
Ashley has been very sympathetic, tempting me with beautiful patterns on Instagram and pictures of beautiful yarn that she`s at home dyeing. She even hand delivered, not one, but three beautiful skeins of yarn two weekends ago and I`ll admit I was tempted. I thought I could feel my mojo returning. I pick them up and give them a squish, cuddle them for a few minutes, think of the possibilities and then set them back down. I think the problem is every time I feel like knitting I immediately feel like I ought to be doing something else or finishing a project that I`ve already started and by the time I finish the negotiating process I give up and go and find something else to do.
A few projects definitely did catch my eye though. Have you guys seen Joji Locatelli`s, The Easy One pullover? It looks amazing and promises right there in Ravelry no shaping and no crazy shortrows. I’m thinking very seriously that this sweater will be the project I take on my long trek to India next month. Also, regardless of my lost mojo, I just bought the Counterbalance Mitts pattern by Stephanie Lotven which is on sale until February 28th. I am totally going to use the Sport that Ashley just brought me for this.
KNIT ALONG || WINTER SWEATER INSPIRATION & KICK OFF!Our Winter Sweater Weather Knit Along officially launched on Friday February 1st! I am so excited! Have you signed up and joined in? There are a few other KAL's happening right now on Ravelry and we are totally fine if you participate in them as well as ours with the same project! That's just increases your chances to have fun and win prizes for sure.
RSBSY Winter KAL - Sweater Weather
If you guys have been following us on Instagram and Facebook you would know that we have recently dyed up a huge batch of Superwash Worsted in a variety of colours. We can’t seem to get enough of the all the fabulous sweater patterns that are out right now! It should be no surprise, then, that our winter KAL would be sweater themed.
The KAL will run from February 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2018 and the prizes will be announced on April 4, 2018 and will be chosen by a random generator. Join our Rav group and post a picture of your finished object on this thread by midnight on March 31st, 2018 in order to qualify. I guess I don’t have to state the obvious but, just to be sure, your sweater must be knit with at least one skein of RSBSY in order to qualify for the prizes and be included in our “Round Up” blog post.
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Sweater Love - Feed your stash craving
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Winter Shawl KAL - Guest PostWe are excited to have a gueast writer on the blog today to share her experience during the KAL. If you visited us at Twist and the Almonte Fiber F...