Darn Good Yarn

At Stitches West this year, I ended up attending a Market Session with a fellow knitter. The two of us are familiar with knitting short rows, but wanted to learn a little more about Japanese short row shaping.  The session did answer our questions and we plan on getting together again to explore machine knitting.

Upon leaving the session, I accidentally discovered Darn Good Yarn http://www.DarnGoodYarn.com.  A situation separated by the present transported me to a world saturated with color, print and texture.  Darn Good Yarn is “made from reclaimed sari silk at a co-op in India that empowers women.” This endeavor supports 300 families, plus 25,000 lbs of waste is saved each year.

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Nicole, Founder, Maggie, Vice-President and Jessica, Community Manager are helpful, willing to answer questions, knowledgeable about the product, free w/purchase  pattern support for the yarn, and are enthusiastic about their endeavor.

I’ve started knitting a shrug, and plan on knitting “Adventure Cardi” designed by Denae Merrill with reclaimed chiffon.

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Open Studio 2014

This weekend, my neighbor and artist, Joan Harvey http://www.joanharvey.com participated in Open Studio 2014.  Walking up a black top driveway hidden behind a sliding garage door appeared an eclectic ensemble of women.  Women of our time, your time, and their time expressed by creating a visual narrative through the absence of facial features, the presence of fashion and style.  1987125_003

Conversing with Joan inspired me to participate in Open Studio next year!