Over the years you may’ve heard me mention the online knitting group that I’m a part of. It’s a small group of knitters/crochets, of completely different backgrounds, ages and life spaces, who’ve been together for 8 years and frankly, would suck to have to live without. We chat almost daily via group boards, on (but mostly off) topic, and meet up at various events whenever we can. Work and parenting life usually keeps me away from these get-togethers, so I was THRILLED to be able to join in the latest retreat with them in Rhinebeck, NY. So much so in fact, I thought I’d share are a few pictures from the weekend with you here.
8 out of 14 of the “MEOWers” in Rhinebeck.
Me & Claudia. She loves complicated lace shawls and punk music. I *heart* her.
The house we rented for our mini, knitting retreat.
My favorite part of the trip was getting to just relax and knit with buddies.
Lori (VK’s Patterns Editor), Deb &
Karen (remember her from the Furry Cuff Mitten & Sweet Sweater episodes of Knitty Gritty?)
The view from the rental house kitchen.
See photos from inside the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival in my post over on LarkCrafts.com!
Today's the day we kick off the Crochet-along for the @pompommag Overprint Bag, in partnership with designer @juliamadill
We've put together Montoya Merino Light kits in my YarnYAY! shop, but no matter which yarn you use (the called-for yarn is rad, but a little harder to get here in the states -- see Julia's great post about yarn substitutions), we'd love for you to make yours along with us!
Psst...YarnYAYers get a special 20% off the digital issue pf Pom Pom. See our kit page (tap or go to yarnyay.com) for details!
Join the YarnYAY! Facebook Group and/OR Ravelry Group to follow along. Hope to see you there!
The March YarnYAY! Box crochet project is 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵, a crochet, boomerang shawlette. The shape is more commonly seen in knitted pieces, but I love it because if you want the piece to be larger, you just keep working it in the established pattern.
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵 is worked with a sweet, as-to-go edging and optional, appliquéd, chain-florets. I designed it to be worn as shown here, scarf-style, but with the option to go full-shawl. You do you!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘆𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 — 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 — 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝘅 (𝘁𝗮𝗽, 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺)
MODEL FUN FACT:
The gorgeous human modeling this shawlette, Kat Roberts, was the main featured young woman (swipe to see) in the infamous 1992, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog video “Nothing But a G Thang”. That video didn’t age well, but man, she sure did! 🤩
Thanks for sharing the great photos … What a wonderful get-together! Has the talented Claudia published the pattern (or written up the stitch) used in her gorgeous hexagonal/swirly lace shawl? Potential buyer here … gkgreen on Ravelry
Er, um … Me, again … Sorry to post twice within the hour, but I just realized why I really, really liked Claudia’s gorgeous shawl … I think it’s the Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jing published at jojoland.com … Never mind, but thanks anyway for a terrific post and a great blog in general! gkgreen at Ravelry
love the swirl shawl…mine’s languishing in my basket…must complete it soon!
sounds like you had a wonderful time at rhinebeck!
That looks like you had so much fun! I love the look of that house.