Good-hearted Knitters and Crocheters Needed!

My Sister Knits is reaching out to good-hearted knitters and crocheters!  We know you will jump at the chance to make a huge difference in someone’s life.  There is an immediate need in Northern Colorado for  Knitted Knockers ; soft, comfortable knit or crocheted prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Recently, Style magazine, the Coloradoan, and the UC…

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Learn a New Skill – Crochet with Shannon Player-Timmons

Calling everyone who has ever wanted to learn to crochet!  We have a marvelous new teacher, Shannon Player-Timmons, to teach us! Shannon is a talented yarn dyer, owner of Yarn Baby yarns, and an accomplished crocheter.  We are tickled pink that she’s come into our midst! Shannon will teach basic crochet skills such as chaining (ch),…

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Make Brooklyn Tweed Quarry’s Aquaintance

When you choose Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry for your next chunky weight project, you’re in for a marvelous knit with a special yarn!       Quarry is spun in a unique way to give it a plump squishy texture.  When you look at it closely, you’ll notice that its three plies are placed next to one…

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Mixing it up

Trying something new can offer more benefits than you might imagine.  A new skill can also offer you a different perspective which may allow you to approach other projects and patterns with more confidence and more creativity. Dana’s upcoming crochet class is a great example.  Mastering basic crochet skills may improve your knitting! Basic crochet…

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Lets get hooking

A new teacher is joining the team at My Sister Knits to share her passion for all things crochet!  Dana is offering two beginning crochet classes that you will want to join. Basic Granny Square Becomes a fabulous bag When: 2/27 and 3/12 9 – 11 am Cost: $45 (excluding yarn and materials) Granny squares…

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Behind the scenes with Jonathan of MJ Yarns (part 2)

So who is the man behind the beautiful skeins of MJ Yarn we have all fallen head over heels for?  We asked Jonathan to share some of his thoughts about his work, his yarn, and his love of knitting.   What were you doing before you started MJ Yarns? ~and~ What was the inspiration for…

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Bombs away!

About a dozen intrepid crafters converged on the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery earlier this week for some after hours yarn bombing.  These gals created one of a kind installation pieces both inside and outside the museum in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit Stitching Through Time.   As part of this month-long event, Denver based…

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The story behind the trunk show

Dawn shot some terrific photos of some of the samples sent to us by the folks at Manos del Uruguay in order to demonstrate how beautifully their gorgeous sport weigh yarn Serena knits up.  We’ll be sharing those with you early next week. In the meantime, we wanted to be sure you had a chance…

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Spring Fever knitting

While we are waiting (a little impatiently) for our gardens to look a bit more like this…   We thought we’d take matters into our own hands and add a bit of color to Fort Collins.  According to Wikipedia, “Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, Kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type…

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New Year’s Resolutions

I love to start a new year with great expectations and good intentions.  I often use the time to set goals for myself.  Many are new habits that I hope to make a more regular part of my life, such as an exercise routine, or better remembering to stay hydrated.  And others are skills that…

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