But first, check out these knitted ear muffs made to keep calves’ ears safe from frostbite. They’re unexpectedly adorable.

DFW Fiber Fest Scholarship Applications Due

Scholarship applications for the 15th annual DFW Fiber Fest are now being accepted. Through October 10th, apply or nominate a deserving crafter for one of the two open scholarship awards. Thanks to donations and fundraising efforts, the chosen recipients could win a Full Ride Scholarship, which includes 12 hours of DWF Fiber Fest classes, class materials, a 3-night hotel stay, or 3-hour Class Scholarships, which awards a 2-hour class and materials. Apply online now.

Level Up Your Sweater Game

Marie Greene’s latest virtual workshop is now open for enrollment. The “Pick-Up Artist” will walk knitters through afterthought sweater techniques essential to a polished finished garment. Through videos and written tutorials learn from the accomplished sweater knitter how to work functional and beautiful button bands and effortlessly pick up stitches for necklines. Participants of this work-at-your-own-pace workshop will be able to access and revisit the resources whenever needed. Plus, all participants will receive a sweater pattern designed by Marie Greene.

Get Tickets To Craft Con

Day tickets for Midwest Craft Con – the 3-day conference for craft enthusiasts and creative entrepreneurs happening February 28 – March 1, 2020 in Dublin, Ohio – are now available for purchase. This year’s event will operate under the theme “Craft Your Own Adventure” and feature keynote speakers crocheter Twinkie Chan and founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy Sara Trail. Other breakout classes and craftivities will happen throughout the weekend.

CAST ON: “Bask” by Samantha Guerin

This new, asymmetrical shawl from Samantha Guerin is a lightweight accessory that adds a polished touch to a pair of jeans or simple dress. With two skeins of fingering weight yarn, combine garter stitch and one-color brioche in alternating layers to create this cozy, trendy, and wrapable shawl. Finish the shawl with large, playful tassels to make it a piece you’ll wear over and over again.