There is a lot to share, celebrate, and learn today, and I’ll start with this little treasure:
Knitty’s beloved, funny, smart, and charming Kate Atherley gave birth to a brand new book about socks, AND she has an amazing lineup of classes on the horizon. She’s coming to a yarn shop near you, and I have it on good authority she would be delighted to sign a copies of her book! Way to go Kate!
If you’re in the midwest, check out Annie’s Craft Festival in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on October 30 – November 1. They’re offering classes taught by top instructors in crochet and knitting (and others craft fields).
And while we’re on the subject of classes and events, take a moment and check out upcoming state and county fairs in your area. If you’re like me, the hustle of back-to-school and changing seasons finds me sometimes overlooking local events. There’s always something happening in the fiber arts world.
Louet North America shared the news that their founder and creative director, Trudy Van Stralen, passed away after a long battle with a rheumatological condition. Her talents and gifts were abundant, and we applaud her legacy and contributions to the fiber arts industry.
This blog mentions yarn bombing with regularity, but this piece is special as it celebrates both the Pan Am games and the tradition of cycling in Milton, Ontario. To date over 50 bicycles have been yarn bombed. Best news of all, the projects are slated for donation and up-cycling for blankets in the community.
I leave you with this treasure that recently crept across Knitty’s radar screens. A savvy UK knitter and author of the blog Chop’kins wrote a nifty post about seamless buttoning worked as you knit. Catherine likens this technique to Elizabeth Zimmerman’s unventing, and we wanted to share this intriguing technique. It’s pretty smart and right up the alley of those of us who loathe seaming and sewing.
Now scamper along and play with some yarn!