Many thanks to our sponsor, Tangled Yarn, who stock a wide range of gorgeous yarns, patterns and tools including Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight and Supreme Jumper Weight. Both yarns are spun from 100% Real Shetland Wool and are perfect for Fair Isle and colourwork. Tangled Yarn also stock Felicity Ford's KNITSONIK book.
Tangled Yarn is offering Yarn in the City fans an exclusive 15% off Jamieson & Smith yarns until April 26th. Just use the discount code KNITSONIK at the checkout.
What's going on:
Ongoing: YitC Not-A-KAL KAL, in our Ravelry group. First round runs through 1 June.
27-28th March: British Alpaca Futurity and P-Lush show in Coventry. Mmmm...alpaca!
25-26th April: Wonderwool Wales, Builth Wells.
9th May: Wharfe Wool Fair, Otley, near Leeds.
16-17th May: John Arbon Open Weekend, South Molton, Devon.
23rd May: Highland Wool Festival, Dingwall Mart.
25th May: The Shipston on Stour Wool Fair, Shipston on Stour, South Warwickshire
30-31st May: Proper Woolley, Holsworthy, Devon.
21 June: Muse Connection Vol. 2 (sadly sold out already!), and the YitC Team runs the Nike Women's 10K in Victoria Park - details on how to join us are here.
In the works:
Allison has started and finished a gorgeous Saguaro Hat (designed by fab GLYC Volunteer Renée Callahan, aka East London Knit), and is still plugging away on her Beeswax Hat by Amy van de Laar. She has gotten back to work on a fingerless glove project for the YitC Book too.
Rachel has not finished anything, but has lots of things newly started/in progress, including a Wool Eater Blanket by Sarah London that is completely addictive. She's also working on a new design project inspired by The Boat Race, and is blogging her design process - Installment 1 and Installment 2 of her Design Diaries are up for your perusal.
Recaps and Reveals!
Allison had a fabulous time at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and managed to grab audio with some lovely people:
- John Arbon, from John Arbon Textiles in Devon
- Karie Westermann, knitwear designer extraordinaire
- Jo, one of the co-organizers of EYF, who confirms that it's back on again for 2016. Hooray!!!!!
On the Reveal side, we are thrilled to give you a preview of some of the vendors we will be welcoming to the Yarn in the City Pop Up Marketplace on 5th September 2015. They include:
We are thrilled to have them on board, and we look forward to being able to add even more awesome names to the list in the coming weeks!
As always you can find us on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and please come say hi at any of the events we're attending if you get a chance!
Music credits (all available on NoiseTrade)
Loneliness & Alcohol - Jars of Clay
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Fierce Flawless - Ani DiFranco
Leave a Message - Rude King