Craftastic Weekend

I had a craftastic weekend!

I kicked it off by putting the finishing touches on my Golden Gate Acer cardigan: inserting a grosgrain ribbon button band and beautiful buttons a la The Knitmore Girls. They’ve put together a couple video tutorials that guided me through the process.

On Saturday, I volunteered as a knitting teacher at the library. SFPL’s Main Library has a ‘Knit Happens‘ program that occurs semi-monthly. I started volunteering a few years ago with the intention of spreading the yarn love and having the opportunity to mentor young people in my community (I saw a flyer advertising Knitting for Teens). My experiences have been mixed, but over all it’s a fulfilling thing that I enjoy doing (maybe more reflection on this to come in a future post).

On Sunday, my mom and I took a beginning rigid heddle weaving class at AVFKW (taught by my clever GGFI roomate, April!). It was my first visit to AVFKW… and it was everything I’d heard about and imagined: sweet, open, and airy with beautiful materials and a comforting sense of welcome. Yarn beauty galore and fabric too! The class was small, hands-on, informative, and productive. Mom and I rented little Cricket looms and have been having fun with them.

I rode out to the end of the weekend riding the pedals of my sewing machine and serger and made a pair of flannel pajama pants to maximize my Camp KIP PJ party experience. It’s a beta pair with a silly monkey print. I’m hoping to make another official Camp KIP pair (with sheep print + apple green + flannel = best pj fabric ever!).

Now I’ve got a cold. I’ve got noodle soup on the brain. Must go get noodles…

Front of GG Acer with Buttons
Warping Crickets!

Published by karenmoniquechan

architect, knitter, spinner, and felt-tip marker enthusiast

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