The annual Common Threads yarn sale is happening this weekend August 14 and 15! Stop by and pick your discount for all of your projects you’ve been waiting for. The Knit Surfers are also excited about the B-52s concert this weekend.
The San Diego Yarn Crawl is in September 17 – 20, reserve your interactive tote bag with a fun game – Call the store at 760-436-6119 to reserve yours, they will sell out.
The current knitalong at the store is the Western Slope Tee from Interweave Knits Summer 2015. Stop by to see all of the beautiful tops being made and be inspired. Nancy is putting beads in her lace pattern and they look beautiful!
Kelie is happy to be spinning a Crosspatch Creations batt she purchased from Torrance Fiber Festival. The festival is the first Sunday in November which happens to coincide with the time change. She used some curly locks during her plying to make a fuzzy funky yarn. Nancy talks about a McMorran Yarn Balance.
Place the balance on a level surface, such as on the edge of a table & set the pins of the small balancing arm into the small notches on the top of the box. Lay a length of yarn in the notch of the balance, allowing the yarn to hang.
Using scissors start to trim the length of yarn, cutting a little at a time, until the balancing arm is level.
When the arm is level, remove the length of yarn from the balance.
Measure the length of yarn with a ruler.
• Multiply the measurement x 100.
• This measurement gives you the number of yards per lb. of yarn (ypp).
• e.g. 8.4 inches x 100 =840 ypp.
If you are measuring bumpy, slub or a handspun yarn, the measurement may not be accurate due to inconsistencies in the yarn but it will give you an approximate estimate.
Kelie missed the San Diego North Coast Knitters guild meeting this month that featured a talk about Ravelry.com. The guild was collecting yarn donations for their annual yarn sale September 1.
Happy Birthday to Pammy and Coco the kitty!
Nancy – Knitsurfer
Kelie – Khalila