50 SHADES OF FADE
Andrea Mowry is back at it with another oversized, expertly color blended mystery knit, which rumor has it is a (#spoileralert) top down shawl with some brioche. The mystery knit along kicks off on August 31st, which gives you plenty of time to obsessive over your color combination and practice your brioche skills. Need some color inspiration? Start by checking out some some curated kits from Hedgehog Fibers.
Get the pattern and details here: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/what-the-fade
FRANKIE GOES TO SHETLAND
Brush off those passports and your best Fair Isle sweater, because Shetland Wool Week is taking over the Shetland Islands September 23-October 1st. Celebrate Britain’s most northerly native sheep, while you drool over the textiles and talent behind some of the finest lace and Fair Isle Knitwear. A week of travel, teaching, and tradition awaits you at this most fascinating yarn fest.
Get more information and tickets: www.shetlandwoolweek.com
PULLOVER! NO, IT’S A CARDIGAN!
Get Rhinebeck ready with designer Melissa Leapman’s DIY sweater book. Her newest book, 6,000+ Pullover Possibilities, gives insight to every possible sweater sleeve, neckline, and body shape, and offers instructions to how to create the perfect sweater for you in a variety of yarn weights and sizes. With only 80 days left until the Sheep and Wool Festival, now is the time to cast on. But will you knit cuff up or neck down?
KING OF THE SPINNERS!
TNNA’s monster of a competition, Spinzilla, is now accepting entries. Through August 31, register your team of super spinners for your chance to win bragging rights of epic proportions. Then, during the week of October 2 – 8, your team will be pit against other teams around the country to see who can spin the most wool. In 2016, teams spun 5,507,622 yards and the TNNA crew is expecting bigger numbers in 2017. So, no pressure.
For more information and to sign up: www.tnna.org/page/Spinzilla