Wed, 14 October 2015
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Knitalong - There are two designs have similar horizontal knitting elements that will be fun to work up, but they fit differently. The Louisa and Gwendolyn Cardigan are the choices for this knitalong. Both are great for our climate since a cool breeze will swish right through either of them, but still have enough coverage to keep you cozy on any Southern California Winter day.
Knit-A-Longs are always free, but we are limited in our seating so you are required to sign up to reserve your seat. All we ask is that you purchase your yarns from our store for this project. Our first session will be Saturday, October 24th from 1 to 4. We will meet every two weeks for 6 sessions. This is a fun way to take your knitting to the next level and make some great friends along the way. We hope to see you around the table.
Kelie enjoyed seeing Peter the yarn rep and hearing about how the contest between knitters and non-knitters sale reps ended up. She was also disappointed to learn she missed seeing David from Plymouth when he came in. There is a lot of new yarns coming in to the store, stop by for a look!
Common Threads will have every single color of Madeline Tosh at the beginning of next year! Nancy and Kelie discuss which type of yarn they would each prefer to have in all the colors.
There are a lot of Lefties by Martina Behm being completed and Kelie is concerned about dye bleeding onto the lighter yarn choices. Nancy says to make sure there is some soap (or synthrapol) in the soak water so that the excess dye molecules don't stick to the yarn.
Kelie finished Follow Your Arrow 2 by Ysolda Teague and her Adriana by Cocoknits. She is very happy about both finished projects.
Nancy is working on her Western Slope Tee from Interweave Knits Summer 2015.
The San Diego Yarn Crawl was a lot of fun and The Knit Surfers are looking forward to next year! Kelie talks about her experience during the crawl and what stood out.
The future is coming! The Back to the Future trilogy movies go into the future on October 21, 2015 and it's very interesting to see what the vision of the future was back in the late 80s/early 90s. The futuristic yarn at Common Threads is called Abracadabra by Skacel and changes when in the sunlight. A super fun way to make a project that much more special!