photo: me shawl: Shetland
Triangle by Evelyn Clark,
knit in Tess Designer Yarns'
We hear it's
Though in many
parts of North America, we're not
seeing so much spring as surprise
But it's okay.
Because spring IS coming, and for
Knitty readers [that'd be you],
it's here now! The best time to
start warmer-weather knitting is
before it actually arrives. This
issue, we've got lots for you to
play around with. Short sleeves,
no sleeves and everything in between.
Layer-lovely lace and all-season
else that's new this issue: we've
overhauled our Library once
again, and this time, we've gone
all visual. Yes, there are finally thumbnail
pictures for each pattern in our
Library. More than 8 years'
worth of yummy knitting resides
there, and now you can see every
pattern before you click.
the Library, even I discovered
patterns I'd forgotten we'd published.
There is so much good stuff in
there, and I hope you'll take some
time to poke through.
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are you going got this year?
It must be spring because every
spinner I know is talking about
travel. We’re ready
to get out and gab, sit and spin
in other locales with other and
greater number of spinners. Basically
run away from home and play. It’s
these breaks from home and hearth
that give us fresh perspective,
a little learning and new fiber
to spin with.
I’m not going far physically
this spring and summer and I don’t
get to run away from home, but
I’ll still get a fresh perspective.
I have an outstanding local spinning
store that’s bringing in
Deb Menz, Ann Field, Jacey Boggs
and others. I’ve signed up
for almost every class offered.
My head may explode with all of
the information. I’ll travel
to local fiber shows in Michigan
and Ohio, so my fiber stash will
stay mighty, and I may have a new
wheel on order.
and I are loading up a small
RV and hitting the road for a
couple of weeks in the summer
and pointing it toward New England,
so I’ll be meeting new spinners
and old friends.
Knittyblog? Did you
know that every Tuesday is dedicated
I was so inspired by Deb Robson’s
Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook and
her Rare Breeds DVD that I’m
going to be spinning fibers with
the help of both of those teaching
aids for the next few weeks. There
might be prizes, too. Come by and
Also keep your eye out for a Knittyspin
group soon to start on Ravelry.
About time, right?
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