Salute Your Shorts

If you fancy yourself multicraftual, then mark your calendar for Pacific Coast Handmade’s Craft Camp happening September 12-15, 2019 just outside of Santa Cruz, California. The camp for grownups offers an outlet for crafters who knit, sew, embroider, dye, weave and more with classes, inspiration, and exploration. And unlike the overnight camps of your youth, this camp trades bug-filled cabins with cool pods and standard rooms found at the camp site 1440 Multiversity.

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

It got its first shot at stardom as the color of the Golden Girls’ sofa in the mid-1980s, and now, 30 years later, the color gets to reprise its in-the-spotlight role as the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546) is being celebrated as the 2019 trend color not only for its refreshing and soothing color (shoutout to its golden undertone that “energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”), but for its ability to encourage lighthearted activity, joyful pursuits, and playful expression. Its spirit of optimism is much needed as we enter the new year and we are hopeful that this color will work its way into our knitting to remind us that life’s a beach and it’s okay to knit and sip a frozen drink, because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

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KAL a la mode

House Of A La Mode is hosting a KAL to encourage some selfish knitting. And what better selfish knitting project than one of Andrea Mowry’s designs? You know, the one you’ve been eyeing, but haven’t found just the right yarn? Between January 5th and March 31st the HOALM team invites you to choose a couple of skeins of their hand-dyed fibers and cast on. The Ravelry thread is already a buzz with excitement, which just might be the encouragement we need to get that Rose Cardigan on and off the needles, before the next Drea Renee Knits pattern drops.

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CO: Olivia

A classic sweater with modern touches, Julie Weisenberger’s new Olivia sweater checks off all the boxes we need to consider dropping everything to cast on. On trend? Check! Look at that cropped length. Comfy? Check! Those sleeves define comfy. Wardrobe ready? Check! It’s a transitional piece that can be worn over a long sleeved shirt, over a dress, or with a tank top and jeans. So what are you waiting for? Drop everything and grab some sport weight yarn.

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