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It's been a long time since posting, but this one works!
I say never enough! Get creative with it!
buzzfeed.com I love knitting as much as the next 20-something grandma, but sometimes you just need to know when to cast off. Here are a few people who got a little too yarn happy.
My pal Tim Eads scores big at Fibre Space in Alexandria. Go check out his fabulous bags--I have 3 of them! Not just for knitting, but for everything!
fibrespace.com We’re always on the lookout for new fun bags to tote around our projects. The perfect bag has to fulfill so many needs: big enough for your yarn and progress, pockets for tools, easy to close…
Something every hitter can relate to--
brooklyntweed.com “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi Knitting, like painting or sculpture, is a source of self-expression. What’s more, the fruits of knitting provide us beautiful and practical means to warm ourselves and those we love. It’s completely portable, ready to travel...
For those of you with plans for going to this AWESOME spring festival, the new admission fee is well worth it. The Festival is a yarn-lover's dream, where you can appreciate the people and animals that bring the good stuff to you.
Changes for 2017: New Festival hours and admission fee.
We are proud that for 43 years we were able to provide the Festival experience free of charge to the public. A few years ago we began inviting voluntary donations, and we are enormously grateful for the generosity reflected in your willingness to contribute. We have relied heavily on those donations, as the continued success and growth of the Festival have made the job of “putting it on” bigger and more expensive. At the same time, we’ve been teetering on the edge of overwhelming our dedicated volunteers, who are the heart of the Festival. Therefore, this year, for the first time, we will be charging an admission fee.
Important things to know:
--The admission fee is $5.00 per day and applies to adults only; everyone under 18 will be admitted free.
--Gates will now open at 8:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. This will be strictly enforced. Early entry will no longer be permitted.
--No advance ticket sales. Cash or check only. There will be an exact change lane, so bring your $5 bills!
We appreciate your patience as we go through this year’s transition.
Had to share this one with you all!
More about The Water Project for Monday's Jammin' Java Event (hope to see you there to help support this great cause):
The lack of water source in sub-Saharan Africa... It prevents children, especially girls, from attending school since they have to spend most of their day fetching water. When children can’t attend school, it is difficult for them to progress and to find work, which leads to poverty. Many times the water they fetch is filled with water-born diseases. 80% of illnesses are linked to water-related diseases, and almost 90% of child deaths are from diarrhoeal diseases that is directly linked to contaminated water, lack of sanitation, or inadequate hygiene (That's 2,000 children a day). Lack of water also creates a lack of vegetation, which also creates hunger. The Water Project is a transparent organization, who use the funds for various water projects, depending on what the community needs. This can range from drilled wells, sand dams, and rainwater catchments; whichever one is most efficient.
Here's some links if you'd like to further educate yourself.
Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affect...
For tickets to the Jammin' Java Giving Gathering for The Water Project, go here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1340065?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent
ticketfly.com Get tickets to The Giving Gathering: Supporting Your Art Community at Jammin Java, Vienna, VA on 12/19/16
OK, who wants to go??
http://fairmountfibers.com/2017-uruguay-trip 2017 Uruguay Trip Join us February 13-17, 2017 for a 5-day/4-night adventure visiting and learning about the Manos del Uruguay organization! Itinerary Day 1: Montevideo – Transportation from airport to 4 Points by Sheraton hotel in Montevideo – Afternoon visit to the Manos del Uruguay h...
Alert, WitKnits fans! I will be selling some fab handmade knitwear accessories at this wonderful charity event on Dec. 19th. I hope all of you local fans will check this out and come visit my table! (you know you need a winter hat!) Other vendors will be selling those last-minute gifts, too. And even if you can't make it that night, it's great cause to donate to by purchasing a ticket anyway.
FINALLY, finally, finally have additions to the Etsy site! It's been a busy fall, I still have more to put up, but at least I got some hats up this weekend. Go check them out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/WitKnits?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Just ONE reason fiber arts are fantastic!
This page IS strangely captivating--knitter's moments in time.
atlasobscura.com Gaze at one hundred years of people knitting.
Mmmm, yummy colors, thanks to the Verdant Gryphon yarns I used. Coming soon to my Etsy site! Hope to get some hats on the site in the next few days, so stay tuned!
Fiber fiber fiber! And more fiber @ Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival!
Friday afternoon, returning instructor and vendor, Candy Hargett offers "Boucle for Texture and Color" at #svfiberfest from 1-4 PM (Class B7). If you've admired the handspun yarn offered by Calluna Farm Studios, here is you chance to make your own version!
A creative fibering exploration of the 3 ply technique to create a boucle yarn.
See this page for more details, including what to bring:
Go here to register:
My old friend Junior will be back at the Shenandoah Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival---can't wait to see him! If anyone wants to go, we are still filling the Reston Community Center bus trip, so go to the Reston Community Center website & sign up under Classes--Trips'
Once again, Junior the Bactrian Camel will be joining us for this year's festival! Everyone loves Junior and he's such a good sport. Junior is 19 years old and visits us from Wilson's Wild Animal Park in Wi******er Virginia. Visit and like Wilson’s page and see all the exciting babies being born there (baby donk alert!)! And don't forget to stop by the Beef Barn during the festival and tell Junior "hello".
Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with t...
This has gotta be high on my list of things to see!
Sign up for the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival
Attention local knitters! Reston Community Center will be having a bus trip to the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival on September 24. Please sign up for the trip if you might enjoy a day in the country with some fabulous fleecy friends, and plenty of yarn and wool vendors! Yours truly will be the chaperone for the trip.
Knitters will get this...
SAID NO KNITTER, EVER. Want to be part of a fun yarn community that loves luxury yarns and on-trend, effortless projects? Check out membership in LoopsClub!
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Can anyone relate? LOL # sock knitting #knit #crochet #slippedstitchstudios #projectbagsdontcount
The power...of a good yarn.
Music Video for Moving On, the next single from James. For those of you who have never experienced a James gig, i very very much recommend you do... http://www.wearejames.com/news/2014/05/la-petite-mort-tour-of-the-uk-announced-for-november/
Fiber arts is where it's at!
thisiscolossal.com Since the earliest days of her artistic career, Michigan artist Anne Mondro has been captivated by human anatomy, creating her own interpretations of internal organs and body forms through crocheted sculptures.
smallbiztrends.com In a world where most things are massed produced, it's nice to be able to buy an uniquely made product. Having that option is why handmade matters.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2016. Another great year with a lot of yarn and a lot of animal friends! Did I mention yarn?
It's almost here! This weekend is the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2016! Can't wait to meet up with all of my fiber friends!
Oh I LOVE this one! For you knitters out there--what is YOUR knitting confession?
We cornered our employees and customers to interrogate them. These are their knitting and fiber confessions. What's yours?
I really don't need any reasons to be an avid knitter, but here it is in black & white!
well.blogs.nytimes.com The rewards of knitting and crocheting go well beyond reducing stress and anxiety.
Not quite sure where this came from, but since it's wool-related, I'm posting it--it's pretty fascinating!
Weaving new and old: Watch this London micro-mill in action
Perhaps this is why Malabrigo yarns make the most awesome garments & accessories!
Welcome to La Serena, Uruguay, where the Malabrigo flock lives! In this video we show you around beautiful Piedras de Afilar and demonstrate the process by w...
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