These Shoes Were Made For Stitchin’

Crochet is having its moment on the runways and in the pages of fashion magazines, so it should come as no surprise that the classic craft is now being added to classic shoes. Converse recently unveiled it’s Crochet Shoe Collection, which features a lacey, crochet fabric on its iconic low and high-top shoes. The new shoe variety will help keep your feet cool while showing off your favorite hobby. But if your yarny love extends to knitting too, consider these shoes a fun way to show off your colorful knitted socks.

A New Prickle of Hedgehog

A group of hedgehogs is called a prickle, but there’s nothing prickly about Hedgehog Fibers, which just released a group of new colorways on their Sock Yarn, Skinny Singles, Alpaca DK and Sporty Singles yarns. Available now at Hedgehog retailers (is yours on the list?!) and online, most of these colors take their names from nature, fitting for their Springtime release. Bloom, Dew, Cedar, Dune and Kelp are just five of the 15 colors that are now available to make your semi-solid and speckle project dreams come true.

Stitch Up Brooklyn

From the woman who brought you Stitch Up Chicago (that would be @144stitches, y’all) comes Stitch Up Brooklyn, a fiber meetup that encourages offline camaraderie and celebration of our shared crafty pursuits. The two-day event, happening July 7-8 in Brooklyn, New York, will not follow the typical vendor/instruction model of other fiber fests, but rather have more community-focused events. During the weekend, enjoy a Fiberlicious Brunch where yarn is also on the menu, spend World Wide Knit In Public Day on a ferry to the Brooklyn Bridge where you will be involved with a community crochet workshop, and have an epic knit night taco party. And if that’s not enough, there is also an add-on Brooklyn yarn crawl hosted by Kristy Glass. Can’t wait until July to meet up with knitty friends? The Stitch Up Brooklyn Ravelry thread is already buzzing.

CAST ON: Copley by Julie Hoover

It’s not every day we want a dress to jump on our needles, but there’s something special about Copley, a new dress design from Julie Hoover. Worked in a linen/cotton blend from Purl Soho, the dress has a structure and drape that creates a classic silhouette that can be dressed up or down depending on the #todaysknitoutfit vibe you’re going for. Available in 8 sizes, you’ll need 1300 – 2365 yards of worsted weight yarn to make this wardrobe staple a reality.