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Summer Knitting

With the hot weather, it can be hard to keep on knitting. I’ve had to set aside a couple of projects because the yarn’s just too warm to work with. An alpaca hat that I could have finished in a few days is on hiatus because it’s just too fuzzy. Instead, I’ve dug out a sweater that I keep meaning to finish. It’s knit with linen yarn, which is beautifully cool. ImageIs anyone else knitting with cotton, linen, hemp, or just hiding out somewhere with air conditioning? And is anyone else counting down the days until it gets cool again so you can knit with woolly yarn?

~Anna, FVKG

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Events this Summer!

There are some fun knitty things to get up to this summer!

First up is World Wide Knit in Public Day  (which funnily, is now two weeks) On June 11 you can stop by 88 Stitches in Walnut Grove and be part of their crowd of folks. Always fun!

There will also be a WWKIP Day planned by the Guild! June 18 at 1pm Douglas Park. Bring chairs, blankets, water and sunscreen! We will knit together on a sunny Saturday! It is also the Langley Community Day! which means there will be food, music and lots of interesting booths to look at!

Next up is  Maker Faire Vancouver  June 25 and 26th. Our own Jenny is organizing a space for us to teach folks to knit! The faire itself looks like it will be fantastic, and we need volunteers. Ask Jenny. If you are interested in going, but don’t want to demo Jenny also has some tickets for sale at a reduced rate.

Surrey Museum will be hosting Pic-Knit on August 6 which is a interesting gathering of vendors and knitters, as well as an encouragement to see the exhibit at the museum. We are hosting a table there so please volunteer and have a great day out!

If I have missed anything, please let me know! If you  think that we should be somewhere with our table and some swifts or just to hang out, let me know! July seems open!

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Summer Knit-a-long

Summer knitting is coming! We had some great finished shawls from our last KAL (knit-a-long)  so it’s a good time to get a new one started. So, it’s time for some suggestions, we have a thread going on Ravelry, but suggestions are welcome here as well. What would you like to knit together this summer?

Shawls? Socks? Or is it time to get some winter prep going….. a new sweater?

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