But first, consider outsourcing your next knitted scarf project to a robot. Researchers at MIT have made it possible.

 Meet Winter Blossom

Despite the current temperatures across the country, winter is coming. And what better way to prepare for it than with an accessory knit with Knit One Crochet Too’s brand new Winter Blossom. The light fingering weight yarn is a gorgeous blend of organic merino wool, mohair, and silk, available in 14 colorways. Super soft and lightweight, Winter Blossom is a great choice for shawls, cowls, and scarves as it lets you snuggle your face into the cozy softness of the mohair’s halo. Shop online or in select yarn shops around the country.

Knit A Blue Hat For ‘Hat Not Hate’

Hat Not Hate, an anti-bullying initiative started by Lion Brand, has extended their deadline for blue hat collection. Back for its second yarn, Hat Not Hate has challenged knitters to knit or crochet blue hats to fit heads aged 5-18 years old. The hats will be distributed to participating schools across the country during the month of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month. With already over 15k blue hats, the Hat Not Hate team hopes to make it to 25k hats before the new September 1st deadline. Send hats to: Hats Not Hate, Lion Brand Yarn Co. 140 Kero Rd. Carlstadt, NJ, 07072.

Say Stop Motion!

If you’ve ever dreamed of creating a stop motion videos like Mochi Mochi World – like this one of surfing grandpas – now is your chance. The Mochi Mochi team will be at the Ann Arbor District Library on Saturday, August 10 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm to teach the techniques, discuss needed tools, and more. All to teach you how to bring your 3D craft to life. This free workshop is open to all ages.

CAST ON: “Relaxing Sunset” by Alicia Vera

A stash buster with eye-catching results, “Relaxing Sunset” by Alicia Vera, is a relaxing knit that uses a simple two-color star stitch pattern throughout the entirety of the shawl. Choose 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn to create this lightweight shawl that has excellent drape and wrapability. Follow the designer’s lead and pair speckle skeins to create a one-of-a-kind look for your wardrobe.