We had a great time in our Sweater Quantity Stash Series Class. It was interesting to see the yarns and hear the story of each. Many of the stash piles were originally destined to be a particular sweater, but the knitter changed her mind. Have you ever done that? I sure have. It happens a lot because what we like to knit isn't always the same as what we like to wear. When we knit, we like to learn new and interesting techniques, work fun stitch patterns, or use playful yarns. The sweaters we like to wear, on the other hand, are often simple and unfussy - plain stockinette or ribbing. Not the most exciting fabrics to knit, but they're elegant, easy to wear, and they work day in and day out.
Knitting accessories, though, that's the time to play and go wild. Whip them up and wear them when you need a dose of color or something otherwise thrilling. Fabulous shawls, bold cowls, and lace wraps! They're so much less of a commitment, in terms of both time and money, that you can afford to take a chance. Let yourself go and have fun with these little indulgences. Challenge yourself with lace, or work up a brightly colored hand-dyed yarn. Whip up a scarf in something fantastical - like our First Friday project, a playful confection that looks like ice cream with sprinkles! It'll just make you so happy to see this yarn on your needles!
Another way to indulge your need for fiber fun and fabulousness - and use up some of those leftover fibers languishing in your stash -- is our next Stash Series Class, the Entropy Throw. This is a beginning step towards creating fiber art. Since it's stash, that's leftover anyway, there's very little risk, and you can just play. It's fun and will really get your creative juices flowing. Join us to pull those fibers together and create a beautiful and cohesive piece of fiber art.
Oh, speaking of fiber art, I'm absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to offer you a chance to meet Andrea Uravitch, one the most talented multi-media fiber artist in the Washington DC area. Her work hangs in a variety of galleries including the Smithsonian Institute's Renwick Gallery. Look for a fabulous trip to her studio later this summer.
It's not even June yet, and I'm super excited for a fabulous summer full of great classes, fun events, and fabulous projects. I am so looking forward to seeing you in the shop and around the table. Come create something beautiful. You are always welcome here.