Tanis Fiber Arts is starting up their first TFA's Year in Colour yarn club!! Every other month, participants will be sent a custom-dyed skein of finger weight yarn (that's 420 yards) and an exclusive pattern designed for the single skein. the pattern designers are: Tanis Gray, Glenna C , Julie Crawford, Laura Chau, Patti Waters and Kristen Kapur.
Did you see that, just up there? My name tucked in with all those awesome superstar designers? I mean.... whoa. Somebody call Keanue Reeves, only one of his whoas will convey my awestruck-ness.
I love the yarns Tanis makes. The colours are amazing, and the yarn is brilliant- resists pilling, doesn't split, wears like a dream. I've got a few things knit with Tanis Fiber Arts Yarn, and I love them all (now that I think of it, I have an FO from August that I've yet to photograph that is also made from TFA yarn...). The club is really affordable- you'll get 6 skeins of yarn, 6 exclusive patterns, and the shipping is included in the cost. Once you do the math, it's a steal. *EDIT: And it's international- doesn't matter what country you live in!
So yes... I'm starting to design some of my own patterns. I've got lots of ideas, and I'm excited to enter this new phase of my knitting. I'm already working on a free pattern that will come out in a few weeks- stay tuned!!
On Saturday night, Toronto was awash in contemporary art for the 5th anniversary of Nuit Blanche. There is something utterly magical about the city being transformed into amazing, Alice-in-Wonderland-esque pockets of art.
The Knit Cafe always has a magical window display for Nuit Blanche. This year did not disappoint:
It was an amazing night. I love it when cities encourage the arts and put on free events!!