June has been an exciting month so far in the knitting and crocheting world. We celebrated World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 9, and the very same weekend, fiber enthusiasts from all over New England descended upon Windsor, Maine for the annual Fiber Frolic.
With such a great start to the summer knitting season, we decided that we should organize something exciting and interesting to keep the fun going straight through August. The perfect solution hit - a knit along! For those who don’t know, a knit along is created when many knitters are suddenly overcome with the desire to make the same piece, each putting their own creative spin on it. Along the way, they share their progress, their triumphs, their heartaches, and their questions. It is a great way to cheer each other on, to learn from each other, to advance your skills and accomplish what you didn’t think you could do
So... we will be hosting a knit along for a beautiful sweater, Rogue. You can check out the pattern on the designer's webpage: The Girl from Auntie.
Now, most KALs are basically restricted to blogland - which has been great. You can knit, and talk, and share with people all over the country, and world. But, what if we combined the advantages of the internet KAL with a personal, local KAL? In addition to my postings, updates, pictures on the blog, we will gather at the shop on Saturday afternoons from 1-2pm every Saturday through the end of the summer. No charge. This isn’t a class. It is a support group. We’ll be helping each other out. Sharing tips and advice. And knitting. Lots of knitting. The first KAL gathering will be on June 23.
For complete details of the knit along, visit our website at www.theknittingexperience.com and click on the Rogue KAL link.
As you prepare to cast on for your own version of Rogue, consider taking our Cable Clinic this Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am and learn the basics of cables and chart reading.
In addition to this week's Cable Clinic, the new summer class schedule is now posted on our website. By popular demand, we have added two more sessions on sock knitting, a felting class, and a mitten class.
To add to our summertime fun, we'll be having a SALE on those all important summer items - books and accessories. This Saturday, June 23, from 10am-4pm, all in-stock books and patterns will be 20% off. AND, because there is nothing like beautiful summer accessories, all in-stock Lantern Moon items will be 20% off. That includes needles, bags, baskets, needles cases, sheep and lady bug tape measures, and yarn-themed post-it holders.
We are going to have a wonderful summer and look forward to sharing it with you.