It's Saturday evening, and our Three-Day Knitting Camp has ended. We
also had a gathering of Antique Round Sock Knitting Machines here
today, a lot of activity on a day when the scales hover at the 100
degree Fahrenheit mark....
Subscribers to this knitting & fiber blog who live in the southern US
may be surprised to learn that there isn't snow on the ground in
Minnesota in July. haha, it's an old joke. But it's true that while
people tend to think Minnesota is "the tundra," we've had a dry week
of temps approaching the 100 mark. Lawns, gardens and fields are dry
and turning brown here.
Nevertheless, we had a great time knitting today. A Handful of
pictures are posted in a new file under the "photo" section.
And now we have time to prepare for our Sewing and Embroidery event
SUMMER TIPS: if you live in a humid area, keep a gauge near your
knitting and sewing room. Humidity will affect the way yarn or thread
comes off a spool, cone, or skein.... adjust your speed accordingly.
CLEAN-UP TIP: no matter what your craft, this is an easy way to keep
threads or fuzz from littering the floor. Tape a brown paper lunch
sack in a convenient place and use it as a waste disposal. It's easy
to fold it closed and "toss it" at the end of your work. No fuss, no
muss. And no threads clogging the vacuum cleaner brushes later.
COOL TIP: Keep cool on hot days by thinking of "Christmas in July."
Start planning what types of holiday knitting and sewing you want to
get done. If you start now, chances are you won't run out of time
later. It also gives you a chance to review your plans later and make
changes if you need to. How many times have you completed an item
only to think, "hmmm... this isn't really what I expected it to be."
If it's simply too hot to do any physical work, maybe hot days are a
good chance to sit back with a glass of lemonade and catch up on
reading the magazines or design books you've purchased lately. Once
your done reading, visit our shop. We can replenish your stash! New
magazines of all types are coming in several times a week, and we are
working on two new book projects to publish this fall!
Happy Knitting And Sewing