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Summer Knitting, K/CALs, and Slow Crawl!


June 2020


Summer Time Knitting/Crochet A-Longs


It's time for summer knitting and that means Tina can really crack out the veggies. T-shirts and tanks are perfect summer projects to pair with lace and fingering weight cotton, bamboo, Tencel, and linens. Prep for our next Knit-A-Long/Crochet-A-Long by choosing your Handmaiden Sea Silk for the KAL or Universal Flax Lace for the CAL.  

KAL- Sea Silk ShirtHandmaiden Sea Silk
CAL- Mesh-Up TeeUniversal Flax Lace
K/CAL starts July 10, 2020 and will be featured in Tina's Friday videos



Socks and lace are Kelli's favorite summer knits.  Join her for a sock KAL and learn about tips and tricks for fitting socks to your feet on Mondays and Wednesdays.  (For sock basics, cast-ons, and technique discussion check out today's video.)

KAL- Kelli's Sock Recipe (live in the videos), Lilliput Simple Sock or another sock yarn
KAL starts June 22, 2020 and will be featured in Kelli's Monday & Wednesday videos

Join Tina and Kelli on the BlackSheep FaceBook Page Mon, Wed, and Fri around Noon-1pm Oregon Time for live videos, question/answer, and help.  If you miss these live chats we put many of them up afterwards on our YouTube channel.  






Binn Ghulbain Shrug Knit Along

Tina is holding a Binn Ghulbain knit along on the BlackSheep Youtube Channel.  If you want to get your kit or pattern you can knit along!  We have already covered knitting the cable strip (and how to read cable charts).  Next week we will pick up stitches and start knitting down for the bottom half of the shrug.  Thereafter every 2 weeks another part of the shrug process will go onto the channel.  I highly recommend following the channel so you know when new videos are uploaded.


 



We Are Slowly Opening*

Oregon will soon enter stage 2 of opening back up.  We are still cautiously staying apart but on nice days Tina has begun to meet with a few people at Central Park in Orenco Station.  Weather permitting our Knit Groups can resume.  Starting on Saturday Tina will be at Central Park with her crafting in tow to join up with others.

If it is warm enough but spitting a bit of rain we can hang under the gazebo on the south end of the park.  If it is warm and sunny anywhere on the lawn or near the park benches is fine.

Bring your current crafting project, a chair and a beverage/snack to Central Park at Orenco Station on the following days/times:

Tues- 10:30-noon 

First Wed of the month-1:00pm-3pm

Thurs-6:30-8:30

Sat-10:30-noon

*Photo from BC (Before Corona) and also from a few years ago!



2020 Slow Yarn Crawl

It's back!  We are "couch crawling" with online purchases throughout the summer.  Once things open up, you may still travel to the stores to receive your passport stamps. BlackSheep is even participating as a donor.  We're having extra drawings for any purchases by crawlers during the Slow Yarn Crawl.  For more info, check out our Events page at BlackSheep or go to the Slow Crawl website

 

Check Your Account Online

Keep track of your points and rewards online!  Did you know you can create a login and check your points balance through the website?  You can even redeem your rewards through the website. You earn $5 back for every $100 spent.  We may have closed the physical store, but you still earn points and are able to redeem rewards on all purchases (whether from the website or a festival).

Go here to register. :)


BlackSheep Fiber Emporium
6154 NE Brighton St
Hillsboro, OR 97124
www.blacksheepfiberemporium.com
503-380-8462
tina@blacksheepatorenco.com

Hours: 
By Appointment Only!
(Email Tina to set up an appointment- tina@blacksheepatorenco.com)