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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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gnome is where you hang your hat

Gnome is Where You Hang Your Hat is all assembled!
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> In honor of St. Patrick’s Day to be working on a heartwarming project, I’m casting on a green tweed Here We Gnome Again hat, which I will be combining with a body and beard from two of Sarah Schira’s other gnomes-pics to follow🍀


Upcoming Trunk Shows

February 21, 2020


We have some fun trunk shows with Indie dyers planned for March!

 

candy skein
Tami from Candy Skein in Astoria Oregon will be here on Thursday March 5th from 11am-6pm.  She has a beautiful selection of hand-dyed tonals along with speckles and variegated.  Her yarn is even more special because she has worked with a mill to custom design her bases. 
six and seven fiber
Rachel of Six and Seven Fiber in Colorado will be here on Friday March 6th from 10am-4pm.  This is Rachel's first trunk show with us, so we're excited to see all the beautiful yarn and projects she's bringing for us.  Rachel has yarn in fingering weight to worsted weight and has designed a beautiful tonal and variegated palette.  She also puts together mini skein sets in her Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables colors.
nanostitch lab
Saturday the 7th we are very excited to welcome Angela and Heather of NanoStitch Lab for a trunk show on 12pm-5pm. These two Seattle ladies are dyeing like "mad scientists" to make sure they have a good selection of fun, and new colors for our enjoyment. Come by and check out all the pretties they're bringing down especially for you!

Class: Classic Stuffed Bunny

October 08, 2019

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Classic Stuffed Bunny by ChiWei Ranck

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate (must be familiar with single crochet)

When we first got Cascade Yarn’s Furliscious in the shop, I knew I had to make some stuffed animals out of it! One of those animals is a super cute bunny designed by ChiWei Ranck. This pattern is a winner for this yarn due to its classic and huggable design. Whether you decide to make your bunny in classic yarn or opt for the fabulous Furliscious, you are sure to end up with an adorable companion.

Join us Monday, October 14 and 28 from 1-3pm for this two-part class! To sign up and find a list of needed materials, follow the link at the top of this post.


Self-Striping Sock Yarn from Fibrelya

September 14, 2018

fibrelya self-striping sock wonderland  fibrelya self-striping sock arendelle
fibrelya self-striping sock paona  fibrelya self-striping sock antartic
We were very excited to find this hand dyed gem from Fibrelya in Québec.  This sock kit is so cleverly packaged, already wound into two balls with the starting ends wound around a tag so that both socks start at exactly the same place in the color sequence.  Then the yarn is wrapped around the two balls to showcase the color stripes so you know in what order they will knit in.  

Fibrelya is a family business, and what gives them uniqueness is that the man does the dyeing, so he looks at colors differently.  Their goal is to give customers interesting colors and something different.  We think they've done a good job of it!  These kits are available on our website.