Hope everyone has indulged fully this Thanksgiving. Anne and I, spent Thanksgiving with a good friend and her family (et al extended), we are so grateful to be able to spend the holiday with Debby’s family. Some amazing food, particularly Simon’s grilled vegetables and an outrageously delicious trillium cake baked by Debby (apparently even better the next day).
Managed a bit knitting, Anne started me on this impromptu knitting project, a simple dish cloth. If you have not used one of these hand knitted dish clothes you are truly missing out, an indispensable cleaning implement. Speaking of impromptu, there was some very special entertainment by the younger persons (children) of this gathering. Music, singing, joke telling and dancing, a slightly raucous, but in a good innocent way as young boys tend to this such predilection. Very impressed by these kids, the ability to perform without any prompting from their parents or any other adults. A huge thank you to Debby and Robin for a great Thanksgiving.
Bare Naked Knitspot knitting club’s first Black Friday, we are really pleased to be able extend this modest discount of $10 off any membership with yarn and $2 off for a pattern only (eBook) membership, one day only, signup here. BNK is really a rather unique in it’s offerings, there is particular expressed beauty of natural wool and when paired with a pattern designed specifically for that yarn, the result is something truly extraordinary (click here for more information ). In this knitting club, we celebrate yarn, design, art and the members (Ravelry clubhouse). Allow me to share once more an excerpt from a chapter of previous BNK knitting club:
my initial vision for the final month was a large scarf or stole project in a floaty, sheer silk yarn, but i wasn’t sure about sending out a super-fine silk yarn.
i began to suspect that compromises were in my near future, heh. i was determined to exhaust my options however, so along with beckie, set to work tracking down possible sources. when we received sample cards from treenway silks, i felt like we’d hit the silk motherlode—the array of wild silks in all colors was just what i was looking for; they monopolized my attention and imagination.
i immediately seized on the wild muga as my favorite—the dark, golden tan color was exactly what i wanted for our club. the yarn was very fine, however and i was pretty sure our membership would be happier with something heavier. so we began talking about a custom spinning order.
with the knot in my stomach growing ever tighter, i reported in to susan who was anxiously awaiting my feedback. i poured my doubts out to her like a barfly weeping into my beer and she wrote back with a few gentle suggestions and more helpful information about handling silk. by this time, i needed a break so i put my first swatches aside to think about things for a few days.
i couldn’t be more happy with the results—they feel especially sweet in the face of all the unknown factors leading up to the finished design. but in the end this is just the reason i wanted to do this club—to explore the beauty of unusual fibers, to experience true adventure, and to celebrate the results, no matter where our travels landed us. —- anne hanson
Below, Photos of BNK 2012 Club Yarn and Project:
We offer to share this knitting club with you, the eBook itself is worthy of a proper bound book. The amount of research yielded, collaborating artist, brilliant pattern design are all differentiators and make Bare Naked Knitspot a most unique and desirable knitting club.
Hope you will join us and thank you.
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