Monday, February 14, 2011

Third Thursday Night Spinners

Third Thursday Night Spinners will NOT be meeting this month - Wild Iris had an event scheduled that evening, so we are going to take a month off. See you solitary spinners in March!

Spinning alpaca

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet-ups and Gatherings

Even though our shop is online, we love to hang in person - please join us any time!

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch is Sundays at Books-a-Million on NW 13th Street

Join this eclectic group of folks for a little crochet, knitting, and chatting about everything under the sun. Everyone is welcome!
Sundays | 2-4:30
2601 Northwest 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 376-6623

Third Thursday Evening Spinners is at Wild Iris Books on University Avenue

On the third Thursday of the month bring your wheel or drop spindle and some fiber and sit with us to do some spinning!
Third Thursday of the month | 5-7
Wild Iris Books
802 West University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 375-7477

In addition, there is periodically a Knit-a-long that meets on Thursday nights (unless it's the third Thursday of the month) and various social gatherings seem to have sprung up other places during the week. You can keep an eye out on the Gainesville Fiber Enthusiasts group on Ravelry, people are pretty good about posting open social gatherings there!

Friday, February 4, 2011

WiPs - St. Brigid

Back in... October through December, we were doing a KAL with anything you wanted to knit (or crochet) out of any colorway of our yarn that you wanted to use. I opted for our Worsted Weight yarn in "Irish Coffee," and I started in on the sweater that inspired me to learn cables all those years ago - St. Brigid by Alice Starmore.

The back of St. Brigid

When I had seen this pattern years ago, I thought it was out of my league - both technique-wise and literally, as the book it was in was out of print and only occasionally able to be found on eBay for something in the $200-$300 range. I don't know about y'all, but that's a little out of my price range.

However, in September, the publisher re-released the book and I was able to get it for about $20, which is MUCH more within what I'm willing to spend.

I find the pattern slow going; not because it is hard (it's actually deceptively easy)... but because every time I finish two rows I want to hold it up and look at it for about five minutes before I go to the next row. Heh. Who knows what I'm talking about?!

Have you ever done this pattern?

Have you ever used our Worsted Weight yarn? Or what about our colorway, Irish Coffee, in any weight?