5 Things to do this Spring for Knitters
Organize your stash, clean up your tool kit and get ready for Spring knitting. This is the perfect time to open the doors, clean, organize and make your knitting beautiful!
1. Clean Up Your Stash
Now is the time to clean up your stash! Some ideas:
- Go through your yarn stash and coordinate by weight and/or color
- Check out patterns that use a multitude of colors, such as shawls and lightweight blankets
- Use clear plastic containers if you don't have any other place to store your yarn
- Fillory Yarn is a drop off point for Project Linus, so if you need to get your stash out of your house, you can drop it off here for a great cause!
2. Spruce up your Knitting Tool Kit
Clean out your tool kit! Start by dumping everything out, and sorting through the items to see what to keep and what to trash. If you need a new pair of scissors or measuring tape, we have great options available! Check out our notions for cool ideas!
3. Get a New Project Bag for Summer
Nothing is as exiting as a new project bag! Cute fabrics and leather handles are a must this season. We love 65 South Alabama bags, which come in a variety of prints and sizes. Spruce up your Spring knitting with a new bag to hold all your goodies!
4. Discover Linen, Cotton and more!
Have you knit or crocheted with Linen? It provides a beautiful, crisp and perfect texture for cute Spring t-shirts and tank tops. Spring is here!! Some of our favorites are
5. Fresh New Knitting Patterns
Go outside your comfort zone, and pick some new exciting Spring Patterns The ones we LOVE for Spring are:
Ripple Jacket by Hinterm Stein - A great and cool looking jacket for those cooler Spring nights
Ripple Lake Cardigan by Joji Locatelli - Ripple Lake is a gorgeous cardigan adorned with the most beautiful textured lace patterns. Perfect for Spring!
Temperance Shawl by Malabrigo - A beautiful shawl in fingering weight yarn, which is ideal for Spring picnics and outings.
Get Involved! Organize a trash cleanup with your knitting group or your community to commemorate Keep America Beautiful Month in April. A little effort goes a long way: Meet at the park to pick up litter, volunteer to sort recycling, or contact your city to request more public garbage cans around town.