We are really looking forward to the Net Loft Fiber and Friends Gathering this June! We have been busy making plans to make this a special time, and have designed a series of knitalongs for you to join in, featuring some of the excellent teachers who will be traveling to Cordova to join us for the event.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE KNITALONGS EVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT.
The Net Loft has chosen some simple designs and some of our specialty Net Loft Yarns for these projects. They will completed in two or three week knitalongs with an opportunity to join others for group knitting. We will be meeting in person in the shop at The Net Loft, and online via our chat room on the Net Loft Group site.
We will be chatting with those online during this time with those who are at the shop knitting together, and everyone is encouraged to post photos via Instagram, Facebook, and Ravelry
HERE IS THE PLAN!
FIRST, if you are not a member of Ravelry, you can register HERE.
It is a great way to be involved in the Online International Fiberarts Community.
SECOND, Once you are a member, you can join THE NET LOFT GROUP.
This group lists the forums and discussions pertaining to The Net Loft, with threads of conversation specifically concerning our event in June.
THIRD, Order your materials from THE ONLINE SHOP or come by the shop and pick up Knitalong Kits. We are offering a special IF YOU ORDER BOTH KITS TOGETHER for those out of the area who want to participate, and for those in town, a 10% discount will be received IF YOU PURCHASE BOTH KITS TOGETHER at the same time. Kits may be purchased separately, but special applies to combination of both kits.
FOURTH, Join us online or at the shop on Wednesday, March 12 for the first knitalong. We will meet upstairs at noon, Alaska time. Becca Dodge will be leading the daytime session and Bonne Marie will be meeting us on the computer in the chat room. We will post information about a potential evening session which will start at 7 pm Alaska time. The chats are found on the Net Loft group page in the upper right hand corner. For each of the knitalongs, there will be certain times you will be able to ask the designer questions and we can all be knitting together and start to get to know each other before June.
We encourage you to post your photos on Instagram using #netloftfiberandfriendsknitalong or on our Knitalong Thread on our Ravelry Group site. If you do not currently follow us on Instagram, we are thenetloft.
Our first knitalong: Bonne Marie Burns of Chic Knits
We will be knitting the He Said She Said Women's Hat with Three Irish Girls Springvale Bulky in your choice of a selection of custom designed Net Loft Cordova Colorways. This pattern also has a cowl and man's hat, but the single skein makes the women's hat with just the right amount of yarn. This is a Superwash Merino hand dyed in regional colors.Knitalong begins MARCH 12.
The Second Knitalong: Alana Dakos
We will be knitting the Roses are Red, Violets are Blue Headbands for children (perfect for springtime). Kit will include yarn enough to make both headbands. Knitalong begins MARCH 26.
In April and May, we will continue with knitalongs with Donna Druchunas, Gudrun Johnston, and Mary Jane Mucklestone.
We look forward to spending this time together each week as we look forward to our time together this summer. You do not have to commit to every week and may join us according to your schedule.
Let us know if you have any questions. If you plan to join us for the Knitalongs, be sure to order early so there is plenty of time for your materials to be received in time.
ALSO, if you haven't registered and are interested in the event, the 10% earlybird discount ends April 1. Now is the time to make plans. The more the merrier! It will be a great learning experience and an enjoyable time together.
If you have any questions about the knitalongs, don't hesitate to email us with your questions.
All the best to you from all of us at The Net Loft.
Come join us...Let's Knit!