More Creative Knitting than Ever

Don’t worry! We have more QUILTING TIPS coming in the next newsletter!

Last week we talked about how we can be creative… How do we actually get started when it feels overwhelming to dig into that soft, beautiful yarn?

“Creativity happens when we let go of our fear”

One way to actually get started on our creative growth is to LOWER OUR STANDARDS. That’s right! It’s 100% okay to not be perfect and to just start something with NO PLAN and with the idea that it will not be “right”. Just say that it’s a “practice” piece and TRY IT.

  • Make a mini - version of your new technique!

  • Knit a just few rows of a new pattern and then frog the whole thing!

Creativity thrives on curiosity. Our ability to wonder and search for answers, ignites our creativity. Try sparking your imagination and creativity by asking questions.

I wonder what this might look like? What about this design make me happy?

Practicing is important - We can’t creatively grow when we don’t practice. Dream it, try it. Do it. Do it again. You won’t know where you will end up till you try!

STEEKING is a scary thing to do! How do you get creative when you are too scared to cut your expensive, beautiful sweater? Simple! You make a small, simple practice piece!

What is STEEKING? Steeking is a shortcut used to knit garments such as sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to make room for an opening or place to attach another piece.

You can learn new techniques by watching our videos HERE or signing up for private, semi-private or group classes!

Watch a live Sweater Steeking with Renae!


Spinning Saturdays

Our shop is excited to have the Wasatch Woolpack Handspinners Guild here for Spinning Saturday on Feb 11th. Have you ever been intrigued by the thoughts of spinning your own yarn or just seeing the process. Come on in the shop from 10 - 3pm to see the magic happen.

Spinners are invited to bring something to share for lunch and something to work on. We will have a great time working on projects and catching up with each other.

Computerized Quilt Guild

We are hosting the Utah Computerized Quilt Guild here for their meeting on Feb 25th at 10 am. Members are invited to bring a show and tell and learn a technique from Tara Learned on how to computerize names on a quilt. They will also be doing a charity baby quilt project. For more information and to join, drop in for the meeting and talk to Sandra.

Check it out! Extended Saturday Hours!