What are the chances two people living States apart in the US would meet in the upstairs knitting attic of a (non-closed) yarn shop along historical Mainstreet in Unionville, Ontario, Canada? That’s just how I met Janette, wife of The Whispering Woodturner! When it came to finding a prize for Air Bender MKAL, she popped to mind as Whispering was one of the potential name ideas 😊. Let’s get to know our generous prize donor a little better. Please welcome Janette and hubby, Steve, to our event!
Welcome to our annual MKAL! This year’s MKAL is the third in our “The Unique Sheep” global elements series. From sun to water to wind, Solar Flare Circular Shawl to Oceanic to now Air Bender, explore the heights and depths of God’s great creation through your stitches.
Escape to the mountains; escape to the beach; let the wind lift your stitches to a place of windswept texture and peace. Air Bender MKAL creates a gradient soft triangular shaped shawl with three personalization options. The 6 week-long event includes 5 clues (fully written and fully charted), chat, games, blog interviews, and prizes.
For our Bucolic Chic KAL interview, let me introduce you to the mind behind the newly released “Knitting Wild” book!
Eco Inspiration – A Family Tale (or is it Tail)
Way back in April of 2016 mom got the knitting “bug”… finally, I’d say! She picked my upcoming 50th release, Cowgirl Chic, as her pattern and this gorgeous Malabrigo and began the picot cast on!
Flowers in a window box, an urban garden, or the vast expanse of uninhabited countryside – discover the beauty in your surroundings… and stitches with Bucolic Chic! Cast on addictive picots and short row your stitches into a chic wearable shawl. True to its name, this relaxing knit is perfect for soaking up the cold weather sun rays.
Tip 3: another suggestion from a review knitter – skip the counting during the shawl with a little cast on prep! After you’ve cast on half the picots for your size, place a unique marker, and cast on the remaining picots. Then simply follow the increase directions until you hit your unique marker and when you do transition to the decrease directions. No shawl stitch counting required!
The Fall shawl KAL cast on is days away! To celebrate our annual “chic” release what’s better than an IG fall shawl KAL to go with it.
How It Works:
As the MKAL wraps up and the FO thread populates with all your stunning attitudes, let’s explore the eco element Fair Trade feature design, Je Ne Sais Quoi.
Sitting in The Tea Leaf after treatment, I had many opportunities to chat with the owner, sommelier, and tea aficionado, Catherine. These conversations were the first remembrance I have on learning about “Fair Trade.”