Notions Cases We Wish We’d Thought Of

Have you found your perfect notions case? Try upcycling something meant for a completely different purpose. I never found a notions case that worked for me until I found my father’s old tackle box in my parents’ garage. This box had many compartments of varying sizes, which fit my notions perfectly. I now had spaces […]

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Neon colors electrify your wardrobe, but they can be overpowering if you’re not accustomed to wearing a lot of color. In our age of grayscale wardrobes, a pop of neon makes the difference between flat clothes and a 3-dimensional outfit. The neon trend is weaving its way through our knitting: neutral cabled sweaters are embroidered […]

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The Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival

The Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival is the premiere fiber festival in the northeast. Explore every corner of the fiber world during this two-day festival; world-class designers teach classes on basics and specialty techniques, farmers bring their livestock for shows and sales, and vendors provide the most unique items for your crafts. Sara Healy, the […]

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The Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival

Gus Baxter is at it again – exploring fiber festival season in different parts of the country. This week, he’s targeting the Northeast corner of the U.S., and shouting out the Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival. Gus: Give me the overview and a brief history of the Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival. Andrea: […]

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Michigan Fiber Festival

Get ready for a 4-day fiber experience at the Michigan Fiber Festival. Held at the Allegan Fair Grounds, this is one of the largest fiber festivals in Michigan. Come for the day or spend the weekend. The fair ground offers ample camping spaces and encourages festival-goers to stay and experience the festival each day. There […]

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knitscene Fall 2017 Ravelry Round-Up

Hello knitting fans! Knitscene Fall 2017 hit the shelves on July 10th. This issue focused on cardigans, ideal for your work day or elegant evening, and must-have accessories. These patterns have been on Ravelry for a few weeks now, and it’s time to see how they rank with knitters. 1st Place: White Smoke Cardigan by […]

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Fiber Christmas in July

Need a break from the summer heat? Looking forward to cooler weather and your favorite winter knits? Kate Lowder and her team have gone a step further and created a fiber enthusiast’s dream with Fiber Christmas in July. This two day event in Kellyville, Oklahoma, draws in crowds from Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, […]

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POW: Red Moss Pullover

Wait, you’re telling me you don’t see this sweater as red? The Red Moss Pullover, from Love of Knitting Fall 2017, is actually named for two important wetlands in the United Kingdom that are large producers of peat moss. Panels of moss stitch on this sweater recall the gentle star shapes of peat moss. Don’t […]

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Fiber Fest: Enroll in Fiber U!

Liz Mitchko, coordinator for Fiber U, spoke with me about this great fiber festival. Starting in 2010, Fiber U has worked to educate and make resources readily available for any fiber enthusiast in the Midwest. Fiber U sets up in Lebanon, Missouri and draws the top fiber enthusiast from all eight surrounding states. The Midwest […]

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