But first, hear more about the success of Neighborhood Fiber Company’s NFC Momentum Fund on this True Stories of Good People podcast episode.

Play With Color

Hot off the heels of his first Stephen & Penelope hosted webinar, Stephen West has announced his next live video chat happening on Sunday, August 9th. ‘Colorplay the Westknits Way’ will invite you into the designer’s colorful world as he discusses how to make a color palette pop. Plus, take a tour through his popular shawl collection and discover how color and techniques – think marled, fades, stripes, and slip stitches – complement each other. Expect to learn some color changing tips and get your questions answered during this hour and fifteen-minute virtual event. Registration is now open.

Meet Seaside

Escape to the seaside this Summer with North Light Fibers. The Rhode Island yarn company has introduced Seaside, a summer-inspired fiber made of an even blend of Supima Cotton and Superfine Merino. Available in 14 kettle-dyed colorways, the 250-yard skeins of worsted weight yarn are light and bouncy and perfect for summer tops and accessories.

Make Women Who Made History

Toft has introduced the latest icon in its ‘Making Women Who Made History’ Eds Dolls Club project: Rosa Parks. This tri-annually subscription club surprises crocheters with a new surprise doll kit, which includes the pattern and everything you need to make the 30 cm tall doll, in the likeness of an important woman. Sign up now to receive Rosa Parks, but you’ll have to wait patiently until November to discover for the next featured superstar to arrive in your mailbox.

CAST ON: Nordstar by Lyudmila Semikina

It might not always be 5 o’clock somewhere, but it is winter somewhere in the world, which always makes knitting a pair of cozy socks an appropriate adventure. We love these sweet colorwork socks that use DK weight yarn in two contrasting colors to show off a cool star motif around the cuff. The pattern calls for 280-300 yards of yarn and is available with both English and Russian instructions.