But first, check out these lifelike crocheted animals that will leave you wide-eyed and inspired.

Shop For Fun

Ann Budd’s Knit For Fun Retreat, featuring instructors Alexa Ludeman, Nancy Marchant, and Julie Weisenberger, will welcome registered knitters from August 8-11 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. But don’t fret if you were unable to register for the instructional portion of this weekend retreat. All are welcome to attend the Marketplace open on Saturday, August 11 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Fairmont Tremblant Hotel. Setting up shop will be two not-to-miss Canadian yarn shops:  Espace Tricot and Les Lainages du Petit Mouton.

SweetGeorgia’s Newest Yarn

Experience SweetGeorgia’s newest yarn, Superwash BFL + Silk Lace. As part of their “In Your Dreams” collection for Fall 2019, this heavy lace weight yarn is a blend of 85% superwash bluefaced leicester and 15% silk and available in a limited color palette of 24 dreamy colorways. The yarn is soft but tough, with a little bit of shine, making it a go-to choice for shawls and scarves, both knitted and woven.

Yarn Along The Rockies

Yarn Along The Rockies is a nine-day yarn crawl along the Front Range of Colorado, spanning from Colorado Springs through Denver all the way to Boulder. Happening August 17-25, visit any of the 13 participating shops to pick up a YATR tote bag and commemorative stitch markers. Exclusive patterns, fun events, and prizes will be available to Crawlers as they make their way through the list of shops.

CAST ON: “Avery Sweater” by Sasha Hyre

With back to school shopping in full swing, now is the time to get a sweater on your needles for the little student in your life. With three colors of DK weight yarn, employ your intarsia skills to work the sweater’s single chevron pattern from the bottom up. Currently available in kid sizes 1-5, the designer has teased that it will soon be available in sizes 6-14.