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Don't miss out on the chance to spend an entire weekend with Myra Wood Originals at the beautiful The Coeur d'Alene Resort ! Learn how to use a template-based approach to create perfectly fitting garments, no... facebook.com/KnittingUniver…
Hey Chicago area #crochet and #knitting folks! Want to learn how to take proper measurements so you can make sure your handmade garments fit properly? Then sign up for our Sunday afternoon class at #stitchesmidwest! Click here for all the details: buff.ly/2K2d3kA
Happy Sunday! I am still enjoying my shirt from knitbaahpurl I bought at #stitchesmidwest 💜💜💜 . . . #brickhousefiberarts #hexagonknittingneedles #stitchesmidwest2018 #womanownedbusiness… instagram.com/p/BnhHo-Fn0vE/…
If you're in the US and enjoying a day off, it's the perfect time to plan your next crafting retreat. Don't miss out on #CampSTITCHES Coeur d'Alene, October 11-15, 2018 at the beautiful @cdaresort. The lineup is amazing, with @franklin.habit, @myraknits,… ift.tt/2CpmAyL
You bring the outfit, we'll bring the music and lights! Then you show off your handmade pieces, and everyone adores you! Go to this link to add the Student Banquet and Style Show to your #STITCHESSoCal schedule! knittinguniverse.com/SoCal18/Studen…
If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you got the good news that Franklin Habit will be presenting his talk, "Ripping Yarns: Ancient Customs, Myths and Legends of the Fiber Arts" at #STITCHESSoCal. Click here to add it to your schedule at the show!... buff.ly/2w5KTvX
Reposting from @erinlanebags : STITCHES events are full of adventure - from games to friends to fiber! Along with the stitch marker swap, we'll be participating in the #STITCHESScavenger Hunt, which is a great way to explore the market floor...and earn p… ift.tt/2pkRpuX
Are you a multi-crafter or have friends who are? You and your pals don't want to miss all the sewing and quilting goodness at #STITCHESSoCal, including the exhibit of the Prince Tribute Tour from Cherrywood Hand-Dyed... knittinguniverse.com/SoCal18/QuiltA…
We love this story! The fun, the prizes, the gorgeous FO...It’s so great to know about the fun you have at our events! Reposting @mcstitchbystephanie:⠀ ...⠀ "Take the Chill Off is ON my needles and I’m about halfway done. Thanks again to @alexandras_… ift.tt/2QhgEKM
Do you love ebooks and printing patterns on your own terms? Do you also love knowing that your files are safe and sound? You will love #stitchips! These convenient, durable USB drives have your favorite books, magazine bundles and more, including exclusi… ift.tt/2NumgDb
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If you’re in the US and enjoying a day off, it’s the perfect time to plan your next crafting retreat. Don’t miss out on #CampSTITCHES Coeur d'Alene, October 11-15, 2018 at the beautiful @cdaresort. The lineup is amazing, with @franklin.habit, @myraknits, @janinebajus, @shibaguyz and Anna Zilboorg. Visit the link in our profile, then click on the Camp STITCHES logo on the left for all the information!
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Market Sessions are fun, 1-hour classes that give you the chance to learn something new or brush up on a technique. Just $25 and right in the marketplace, they are a fantastic learning option! Visit the link in our profile and click on the STITCHES So Ca… ift.tt/2N8Y8SW
We loved meeting @YARNutopia at #STITCHESMidwest this year, and couldn't believe it was her first time! She fit in right away, especially at the (amazing as always) PJ Party. What was the most surprising thing you found at your first fiber festival? 🐑 yarnutopia.com/2018/08/29/sti…
How gorgeous is this? We are so glad Crafty Flutterby Creations will be with us in Pasadena at #STITCHESSoCal! business.facebook.com/KnittingUniver…
A Life, with Knitting
One of the ways I find content for our Facebook page is an as-it-happens google alert for the word “knitting.” I get several emails per day with the usual industrial knitting reports from China, a lot of recent news about a fire at a concert venue in Boise called The Knitting Factory, and today, this lovely little obituary from Madison, Wisconsin.
At first Jean’s life seems pretty ordinary. She had what appears to be a happy family, rewarding and successful work, and, there it is in the last few lines, a love of knitting. Then one considers the time period. She was born in 1929 and was getting her degrees at Northwestern in the 50′s. She completed a Phd in 1960 and went on to a career in academia and research while raising children and keeping a marriage together at a time when such things were not always the results of a woman’s dreams. She kind of rocked the midcentury world, whether she realized it or not.
And then there’s the knitting. It mattered enough for a mention in the one thing people will use to sum up her life. How did it figure? I can imagine all the ways. Maybe she, like many in her generation, learnt it as a child and it was both solace and survival during the long hours of doctoral lectures. Maybe, because it was domestic and represented the old ways, it went by the wayside while she lived her ordinary yet radical life, then she picked it up again when she retired. Maybe she learned later and it filled holes left by lost loved ones and the end of work. During whatever time period, I like thinking of her knitting and her knitting friends as a good companions throughout her days, both the good and the inevitable bad.
And I have so many questions! Living in Wisconsin as she did, did Jean know and read Elizabeth Zimmermann? Maybe they were friends! I feel like they could have been kindred spirits, what with their matching “sparkling intellects” and all. Did she subscribe to Knitter’s magazine? Or attend any of our events? I wonder if Mavis can find that out…Oh Jean, I wish I’d had the chance to meet you.
Mostly though, I love knowing that she did all the things. All. The. Things. And she did them with some knitting in her bag and a twinkle in her eye.
We love this story! The fun, the prizes, the gorgeous FO…It’s so great to know about the fun you have at our events! Reposting @mcstitchbystephanie:⠀
“Take the Chill Off is ON my needles and I’m about halfway done. Thanks again to @alexandras_crafts for the prize at @stitchesevents Midwest and Nikki West for the beautiful pattern. I’ll be keeping this one for myself and I’m looking forward to wearing it in the coming weeks! I must confess, after crocheting two dresses over the past month, I’m enjoying this “tv knitting” project and it does have a few errors, but hey, it’s about the process, right? 😝🤓⠀
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We are SO excited about these classes! Reposting @hodgepodgefarm:⠀ ...⠀ "hey California! for the first time EVER, i’m headed to Pasadena to teach 4 sewing and pattern drafting classes at @stitchesevents #StitchesSoCal in November! ✂️👗📙📏Studio Apr… ift.tt/2Q9tbjg
Reposting @yarnutopiabynadiafuad: ...It took a while to compile this blog, but I finally was able to put into words how exciting my first @stitchesevents experience was by @knittinguniverse! 😍 Make sure you sign up to attend a stitches event near you… ift.tt/2wGeg8c
Hopefully your long weekend in the US will include some time for you to settle into your favorite craft. As if we didn't know, here's some more science to prove how awesome our skills really are! zliving.com/wellness/can-k…
At the #STITCHESPlayground, you get to truly play with so many different projects, techniques, and materials. Vendors, teachers and industry stars provide demos, mini-lessons and make-and-takes just for you. Quilts, finished garments, and yarns will be o… ift.tt/2BGy9B3
Are you looking for the perfect autumn getaway? Franklin Habit has the answer! Join him (and us) at the beautiful The Coeur d'Alene Resort next month for three delightful days of creativity and relaxation.... facebook.com/KnittingUniver…
A poignant bit of knitting history. buff.ly/2oWXduz
We always love it when our friends get some column inches. Here’s one journalist’s report of a visit to the neighborhood where @StevenBe is located, including a stop into Steven’s store! buff.ly/2wReKIZ
Hey Needlepoints West family! Remember to stop in to today (and every Tuesday) from 12-2pm for our charity knit and crochet drop-session sessions. No experience necessary! Our staff will… instagram.com/p/BnULDBQHN9s/…
We have a wide selection of beautiful books available in 3 different formats. Order your favorites today! Many are available as immediate PDF downloads. In addition, we have specially curated collections available on our innovative stitchips, available... buff.ly/2wDMJ7A
If you’re still on the fence about going to #CampSTITCHES Coeur d’Alene, here’s some exciting news! Camp attendees are invited to a Saturday afternoon visit to Rose Butte Ranch! Home of Spoiled Sheep Yarn and popular STITCHES Events... knittinguniverse.com/RoseButteRanch
At the #STITCHESPlayground, you get to truly play with so many different projects, techniques, and materials. Vendors, teachers and industry stars provide demos, mini-lessons and make-and-takes just for you. Quilts, finished garments, and yarns will be on display for you to see and even touch. Make sure to leave time in your #STITCHESSoCal shopping schedule to try something new!
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