It’s the middle of winter, what better time to shop for more yarn. Several companies are opening news shops or refreshing what they already have. Here are a few I noticed this week:
Albany has Lion Brand
Lion Brand Yarn Company is opening a new shop in Albany, New York
Briar Rose has a new website
Briar Rose Fiber has a brand new website, making it easier to shop for her yarn and fibers.
new sweater kits
Vancouver based sweater design company, Granted, has begun selling kits for their Pacific Northwest inspired sweaters.
Knit all of the small things!
Do you love to knit accessories? There is a new knitting retreat for you! The Small Knits Symposium will take place in Bloomington, Indiana on April 24-27. Organized by Lana Holden of Skew Sock fame, the teachers this year are Lorilee Beltman and Sivia Harding.
Kate Atherley, who usually does our Wednesday post, is away teaching this week. So we thought we would offer you a chance to take one of her classes, online. Kate has a brand new Learn to Knit class with Annie’s Crafts. Here’s what it’s about: Join expert knitter Kate Atherley as she makes learning how to knit fun and easy for anyone. In this all-new Annie’s video class, you’ll learn all the basics of knitting from how to hold the yarn and needles, casting on your first stitches, the knit and purl stitches, how to bind off, stockinette stitch, ribbing, seed stitch, and basic increasing and decreasing. Class includes 8 beginner projects.
We have one class to give away. Retail value $24.95
Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Sunday February 2nd. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the class. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance. –