was the last week of August, and we had quite a few of our knitters enter projects. It's always fun to go look at all the beautiful knitted, crocheted, and handspun projects in the fiber division. There are usually a couple spinners from the local spinning guild, the Log Cabin Spinners, demonstrating on their wheels and spindles as well. We love supporting the fair and spreading the love of fiber arts far and wide. This year we had quite a few winners. Here are some of the winning entries.
Becky also received the Grand Champion prize for this beautiful piece of knitted lace.
Susan Melka's beautiful sweater using handspun yarn.
Another of Susan's creations
Look at all the scarves!
Our very own Kelley Hobart won First Place in the scarf category with this entry.
Kjirstine won Superintendent's Choice with her scarf made from her own handspun alpaca
Four of our knitters: Debbie Drake, Cris Anderson, Becky Acree, and Sandy McCause. Congratulations to all the winners! Next month is
Knit a pair of socks or leg warmers and send us a picture! You can submit it on our Facebook page or just tag your photos on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with #ADSocktober! All entries will be voted on via social media and the winner will get a $25 gift card! So get knitting! Entries are due by November 7, 2015. We're looking forward to seeing all the wonderful socks and leg warmers!
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.