Happy Mother's Day!
Hopefully you will find time to relax this weekend whether you are a mother or not. May I humbly offer a few suggestions to help fill your day?
The Fringe Association
The Gift of Knitting
The Blue Brick
Blueberry Hill Crafting
Pick up a knitting/crocheting project and watch some vlogs to keep you entertained:
Along the Lanes
Fun for Louis
Of course checking out the newest patterns on Ravelry is a must. Brooklyn Tweed is coming out with a new pattern collection May 11th, which I am sure many of you are looking forward to checking out.
How about picking a Craftsy Class and learn something new? There are so many classes to choose from in a variety of the arts. Recently I bought My First Toe Up Socks by Susan B. Anderson. I have been working on a pair of striped socks using Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up yarn that I purchased at the Knitter Frolic's show in Toronto last weekend from Shall We Knit, a yarn store located in Waterloo.
This class was the perfect cure to a hectic week. I followed along listening to Susan's calming and encouraging voice and before I knew it I had knit my first pair of striped toe up socks. It was the perfect balance to my crazy week. This is the fifth pair of socks I have ever knit but my first pair of toe up socks, using the afterthought heel and Russian bind off. I am so pleased with my socks because Susan's instructions on gauge and fit are extremely helpful and have led to the first pair I have knit that truly fit.
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know by Sally Melville is another Craftsy video that I recommend to all my knitting friends. I love this kind of platform for learning. You can return to your video time and time again and even ask questions if you get stuck. Let's face it some of the videos on Youtube teaching knitting are not the best. Craftsy gives you a chance to learn from an expert instructor who teaches knitting for a living.
|Awaiting the afterthought heel|
Books & Magazines
There are so many knitting books and magazines available. Have you had a look at these?
The Yellow Table
I am looking forward to doing a few of these suggestions today while I enjoy some knitting time. Those socks are awaiting the after thought heels and I will finish them up today.
And lastly, how about checking out some Instagram feeds. (Don't forget about mine: woolercoaster :) There are so many fantastic ones out there. Here are a few yarn stores Instagram feeds that I love, some of which I have had the good fortune to visit.
La Bien Aimée-a yarn store in France
Do Ewe Knit-a New Jersey yarn store with the best yarn photos
Fibre Space-a yarn store in Alexandria, Virginia
Loop London-another fabulous yarn store in London
|Happy Mother's Day!|
Have a wonderful day!