May 17 2017 – thisisknit
It's been a blur. These past few weeks have whizzed by in a whirlwind of special guests, trunk shows and visiting tour groups. But don't worry! There has been a stolen pockets of knitting in scarce moments in between! The "uninitiated" might assume that, for knitters, these summer months are idle, clicking needles stilled in to silence. Thankfully there's absolutely no reason to press the pause button on our favourite activity. If anything, longer days and better light present only more opportunities to indulge!Â Instead we are seeing project bags filled with finer yarns and Instagram feeds filled with golden light. These longer days are also providing more time to share and to learn, as the students at the Playful Day workshops did just this past weekend.Â Kate fostered such a supportive atmosphere in these sessions while sharing her plentiful expertise, and the assembled makers and creatives brought so much to the table themselves with their insightful questions and discussions. We very much look forward to seeing how each of the students will grow and develop their online spaces, and we have a little Instagram challenge planned to build on everything we learned. There's lots more to come this summer, with two July workshops by Justyna Lorkowska just announced, some special birthday celebrations and an in-store Knit Night with Maggie Jackson and guests.Â Don't forget our regular class schedule runs for most of the summer too. On that note, if you've a languishing project that needs seaming then the longer evenings are ideal for the task. Not sure where to start? Take our once-off Finishing School class, and we'll get you on the right track. Speaking of finishing, there's the small matter of a certain Spring KAL to wrap up. In case you missed it, we've extended the deadline to this weekend. That means that if you post a photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread before midnight on Sunday 21st May then you will be in with the chance to win some of the fantastic prizes we have on offer. So. Let the grass grow... there's knitting to be done.