But first, what sheep breed are you? Find out how your dessert, date night, and favorite colors can determine your favorite sheep breed.

Boston Knitting Retreat

Join Vogue Knitting in Boston for another Destination Knitting Retreat. From April 13-16, 2020, explore colorwork in a series of workshops hosted by color experts Casapinka, Diane Ivey of Lady Dye Yarns, Virginia B Johnson and Alasdair Post-Quinn. In between classes, be inspired by talks from the instructors, shop yarn from Lady Dye Yarns, and take a trip to the Beantown Yarn Crawl, visiting Stitch House, JP Knit + Stitch, and Gather Here. Registration is now open.

You CAN Retreat

BIPOC makers and entrepreneurs: save the date for the first annual Creative Advocacy Networking (CAN) Retreat being held at Vermont’s Wing + A Prayer Farm from September 17-20, 2020. Created by Annie Choi, Marceline Smith, and Sylvia Watts-Cherry, CAN Retreat will be a workshop-focused retreat to discuss the business of working in the fiber industry. Expect to discover more about teaching, networking, publishing, and sustaining your creative energy. Registration will open soon.

Katrinkles Goes Green

One of our favorite accessory makers has announced a new, environmentally friendly packaging initiative. Katrinkles, maker of laser cut wood notions and accessories, recently launched its green packaging solution: button, ornament, and stitch marker cards, locally made from recycled material. And the plastic sleeves that once protected your buttons? Those have been replaced with compostable options.

CAST ON: Sunflower Tote by NTmaglia

While we don’t have an exact date, Spring is on its way, which means weekend trips to the Farmer’s Market and afternoons spent at the park are in our future. To be ready for these Spring time plans, cast on this boho-chic, crocheted floral tote. The free pattern from We Crochet magazine Issue 2 calls for 570 yards of worsted weight yarn.