Pick a Class Project for the July 27 Lace Knitting Class with Anne Hanson, KnitSpot
As part of the Finger Lakes Fibers Summer Knitters Retreat and Fiber Farm Tour, July 25-28, we will be having three events with Anne Hanson from KnitSpot, LLC. Thurs. evening July 25 is a yarn tasting/lecture, Fri. afternoon is a techniques class on lace knitting and a KnitSpot pattern trunk show, and Sat. July 27 is a half day project class. CLASS-ONLY REGISTRATION OPTION IS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE REGION AND WANT TO JUST PARTICIPATE IN THE FRIDAY AND/OR SATURDAY CLASSES.
Anne has so many great lace designs that it's hard to select just one for the Sat. class project... But we need to! So here are the three choices. Please email Mary Jeanne as to which one you would prefer to do.
Don't worry about yarn weight in these samples. Anne says that in addition to lace weight, you could knit these in fingering, sport or DK - and obtain lovely results. We are also working on having a special yarn spun and dyed with local fibers for use in this project. Stay tuned for more.
Charity Knitting Projects
|Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for volunteers to knit and crochet comfort shawls and lap blankets to give to their patients. Other ways for people to help is to donate soft yarn or to make a cash donation. Finger Lakes Fibers is proud to offer a 15% discount on yarn for the Comfort Shawl Project. |
Meet Major Laura
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Here's Laura working on diagonal rib socks using a free pattern from Knitting Daily. Pattern >>>
Here's an excerpt from a note that Laura wrote to Knitting Daily:
I'm the Preventive Medicine Officer for, well, all of our troops here in northern Iraq. My team is responsible for watching over and working to maintain health. I've been lucky enough to be able to travel to other cities and bases here. That really gives you a feel for the magnificence that was, and can be again, Iraq. There are a lot of sheep, too! However, they produce mainly rug-quality wool. I mostly knit in the evenings after work ends. For entertainment, we end up watching a lot of movies, which lends itself nicely to knitting. I've been able to catch up on several TV series, too, while producing socks, a sweater, dolls, puppets and more. I also count myself lucky that internet yarn stores ship to APO addresses! Friends and family send knitting care packages, too, which are great! I call El Paso, Texas, home, although I am currently (when I'm not deployed) stationed in Ft. Benning, Georgia. We have a small knitting group there that gets together on Monday evenings--I miss them. I've only been on one short, boring (which is a very good thing!) convoy). I've also attached a couple of photos of the diagonal rib sock's progress.
|| Linda Banks Hansee, Fiber Artist, creates beautiful landscape wall hangings such as this one shown at left using yarns and other fibers she gets at Finger Lakes Fibers Yarn Store. Thanks, Linda! Learn more about Linda's work >>>
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Tuesday- 10 AM-6 PM
Thursday-10 AM-8 PM, open knitting 6-8 PM
Friday- 10 AM-6 PM
Saturday- 10 AM-5 PM