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Trunk Show with Canon Hand Dyes and Dragonfly Fibers

July 17, 2020

 

 
   

 

Many indie dyers have seen fiber festivals that they registered for cancelled due to COVID, so we put our heads together with Amy Lee and figured out how to do a trunk show amid this pandemic!  She will be at Nitro Knitters on Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st from 12-4pm.

While it will be a ton of fun as always, it will look different from our traditional trunk shows.  We will be rearranging the store a bit to make room for Amy Lee to have more table tops to display all of her beautiful yarns.  This will allow everyone to be able to spread out and keep our distance.  And most importantly, we will be booking shopping appointments so that we can maintain our safe store occupancy.  It will be like a semi-private shopping "party."  Amy Lee will be there to help with project ideas and there will be so many samples for inspiration.  Please call us at 503-372-9318 or email us at nitroknitters@gmail.com to book your 30-minute appointment!

Check out Canon Hand Dyes and Dragonfly Fibers on Instagram for pictures.

Here's a taste of what there will be...

For Canon:
-Gradient cakes for bulky hats, socks & mitts, lace cakes for shawls
-self striping sock yarn
-shawl kits (6 color sets on several bases)
-DK half skein sets for Moonwake Cowl
-speckled 10g minis sets
-5g minis sets
-hat kits (with Pom Pom)

For Dragonfly:
-7 skein Gradient sets (Find Your Fade & others)
-BUGGA kits for Lunenburg Pullover
-BUGGA kits for Lamimi Shawl
Traveller kits for The Shift Cowl


Sock Yarn Blanket with Candy Skein

June 25, 2020

This year Candy Skein is creating a faded rainbow with her monthly colorways, starting in February and finishing in December.  Inspired by her mitered square blanket, I decided to do one as well using Yummy Fingering.  

I created a project on my Ravelry profile describing my cast on number and a design sketch.  Follow this link to be taken to it.

The pattern has been archived, but is still available.  Follow this link to be taken directly to the pattern.

 


Sock Kits from Six and Seven Fibers

May 06, 2020

This week we're going to showcase some projects for feet!

Six and Seven Fiber creates a special monthly colorway just for socks that comes with a coordinating mini skein for contrasting toes and cuff.  The base we chose is Clover, which is a blend of corriedale wool and nylon.  It knits up into beautiful socks.  Not a sock knitter?  This could also be used for a shawl or cowl with an added contrasting color.

This colorway, Stargazer,  is a beautiful, hand dyed watercolor of blues with subtle swipes of lilac and speckles of gold and red.  These are truly one-of-a-kind works of art!

If you're looking for a sock pattern, we just posted our store pattern for a basic ribbed sock with a fleegle heel on Ravelry for easy download!

Our Virtual Knitting Community

March 16, 2020

One of the biggest roles an LYS fills is providing a community.  While that is usually an in-person one, our unprecedented times are calling for a virtual one...so here goes.

All of us at Nitro Knitters are going to extend that community to social media and share our creative endeavors while trying to do our part to slow the spread.  We, like most of you, do more than knit or crochet.  We sew, bake, create artwork, and have cute pets.  If you need some distraction and want to look at something other than news on your phone, follow the hashtag #nitroknitterscommunity.  And please share what you're doing with us!  Tag anyone who could use a knitting community right now.  You can even set up notifications for when certain hashtags are used or people have posted. 

For those of you who aren't on social media, I will keep this blog up-to-date as well.

If you want to email, you can reach us at nitroknitters@gmail.com   

Stay safe, and we will all get through this together.

-Charlene

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