Congratulations to the winner of Monday’s Ninja-bonus contest: Monica E! The yarn for Mythos will soon be on its way to her! Make sure to share a picture of the finished sweater when you’re done, Monica!
The fabulous Habu Textiles has just announced a trunk show for three very lucky west-coast stores… In addition to a showing of their designs and yarns, Takako will be running a workshop on how to read Japanese patterns.
September 23 they will be at Little Knits, Seattle, WA; September 27 at Knotty by Nature, Victoria, Canada, and September 28 & 29 Urban Yarns, in Vancouver, Canada.Â Contact the stores to register for the workshops, or just drop in to say hello.
If you’re not in New York, this is a terrific opportunity to see firsthand why Habu’s products are so beloved.
But if you are in the New York area, this weekend is the New York Maker Faire at the Hall of Science in Queens.Â The Maker Faire is an offshoot of Make Magazine, and is designed to entertain, educate and inspire people to – quite simply – make things. The magazine and its websites – including the internet home of its sister publication, Craft magazine – are full of amazing projects for everything from pumpkin cinnamon rolls to LED hula hoops to a knit Ferris Bueller vest.
Lion Brand has a booth, and is sponsoring a number of events, including the yarn-bombing of one of the museum’s rocket ships.Â The Lion Brand booth will include a display of a yarn-crafted cityscape with the Coney Island Cyclone and Wonder Wheel, as well as landmark buildings such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
Several major woolly festivals are coming up soon:
The 14th annual Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, September 24 & 25 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon.
The 11th Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival is takes place on the same dates at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, Michigan.
In Wales, the first Llandovery Sheep Festival takes place this coming weekend.
And of course, the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival, in Rhinebeck, New York, October 16 & 17th.
All these events have a great line-up of vendors, selling fleeces, yarn and other knitterly and spinnerly goodness.Â There are workshops, demonstrations, and livestock to visit – and of course, buy.
If you prefer your yarn to come in skeins rather than on sheep, there are a few crafting shows coming up:
In the UK, the Crafts for All Festival takes place in Bristol, October 1-3, and the
The Knitting and Stitching Show, heldÂ at Alexandra Palace in London, runs Oct 7-10.Â In Toronto, the Creativ Festival is October 22-24.Â And Stitches East takes place in Hartford, CT, October 28-31.