Wed, 17 June 2015
Nancy had a wonderful visit from a local class of children on an awesome field trip, yarn shopping!
World Wide Knit In Public Day was a success at the store with lots of friends, food and fun.
Kelie's excited about Tour de Fleece, which starts July 4 and goes until July 26. The Ravelry group where it all happens can be found at Tour de Fleece. She is thinking about what her challenge should be, maybe teaching the boys how to spin? Her boys already have their summer projects picked out.
Nancy is looking forward to going to the Poway Knitting Guild on Monday to speak. She talks about her last day as a teacher at FIDM and what kind of projects the students turn in.
Nancy's working on her Noema sweater and a beaded top for the next knitalong.
Nancy – Knitsurfer
Kelie – Khalila
Wed, 10 June 2015
The Knit Surfers are going to get more balance in their lives by getting their heart rates up at least once a day. Get out there and exercise!
Knit in Public Day is this Saturday, June 13. Come over to the store and hang out for some fun!
There is a class field trip to the store on Friday, Nancy is really looking forward to seeing the group. Kelie talks about knitting in the Waldorf school and teaching children to knit.
Kelie is loving working on her Adriana using Plymouth Linaza. She had to cast on a couple of times, so a discussion about getting a long tail develops. Nancy and Kelie discuss the properties of Linen and the process of spinning Linen.
Wed, 3 June 2015
The Knit Surfers discuss a local surf shop Surfy Surfy in Encinitas. If you're looking for some advice on a new surfboard they can help you out!
David came to Nancy's class at FIDM this week and Nancy had fun showing him around.
World Wide Knit In Public Day is June 13, come to Common Threads for some fun and camaraderie!
Sivia Harding was at the North Coast Knitters Guild meeting and Kelie really enjoyed her presentation. Sivia talked all about beads, what kinds, how to put them on, how to care for them and showed off many beautiful knitted pieces.
Nancy is working on a top for the next knitalong and it's going to have beads! The yarn she is using is Manos Del Uruguay Serena which is an alpaca and cotton blend, very soft and drapey.
There's been a little bit of spinning going on at the store, if you're interested in seeing a demo just ask and Nancy will pull out a wheel for you.
The local yarn stores around San Diego are gearing up for the 2015 Yarn Crawl in September, call your LYS to reserve your interactive tote bag.