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Year of the Pig and Pig Mania!

February 04, 2019

Chinese New Year is on February 5th and 2019 is the year of the Pig!  In honor of the Pig, we are providing free patterns for either a knitted (pic 1) or crocheted pig (pic 2): 

 

What can you do with these little pigs?  Play Pigmania!  Pigmania is a super fun classic!  All you need are 2 pigs.  

The object of this game is to be the first to score 100 points using two “Pigs” as dice.
On your turn, you throw the pigs and hope they end up in a scoring position.
If they do, you decide whether to keep the points earned in your turn by passing the pigs to the next player.
Or you can choose to “roll again” but if you roll a "Pig Out” you lose your turn and any points earned in this turn.
Scoring:
The pigs used for the game are made in fingering weight yarn. The patterns are free! Just mention it at checkout and specify whether you're interested in the knit or crochet pattern.
Need help with the pattern?  We're offering classes to make these little pigs.
Knit a Pig
Tuesdays Feb 12, 19 and 26,  7 to 9pm
Crochet a Pig
Tuesdays Mar 19, 26 and April 2, 7 to 9pm
Click here for more info. 
Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News

Wool 101: Sheep to Sweater Workshop

December 29, 2018
Join us on Wednesday, January 23 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm  to get acquainted with the unusual wool produced within 150 miles or less of ImagiKnit, hands on!  
Stephany Wilkes, certified sheep shearer, wool classer and author of Raw Material: Working Wool in the West, will relate the hidden story of how wool moves from sheep to sweater! 
She’ll have raw wool samples to illustrate crimp, color, length, strength and fineness.
The workshop will cover different breeds of sheep (with a focus on California sheep and wool) and how characteristics of wool are reflected in locally made yarn. Participants will learn how to class and grade wool samples.
The cost of the workshop Is $35.  Bring your knitting and join us for a fun evening and learn about the fiber that we all love so much!   
Click here to register.
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Join the ImagiKnit staff in a Nordiska KAL!

December 22, 2018

Feb 13 Update: 

Allison wearing the Nordiska that Diane made.  Doesn't it look great on her?

Feb 12 Update:

Sonja and Laura in their finished Nordiska's!  Super cute!

Jan 28 Update: 

Sonja finished her Nordiska - yay!  It's currently blocking and we can't wait to see it on her!

Diane is currently working on the second sleeve. Modifications made so far: ripped back to the armholes, added a few more stitches and knit the rest of the body using US 5 needles.  Knit 6.5 inches before doing colorwork. Sleeve 1 was done using US 4 needles and made longer.  Did not knit Rows 41 through 43 of the chart. 

 

Laura is working on the sleeves. Picture is coming soon!

 

Jan 22 Update:

Sonja, Laura and Diane have been working on the colorwork portion of the body. So addicting!

We love top down sweaters as we're able to try the sweaters on. The sweaters fit great on Sonja and Laura. Not so great for Diane - not as much positive ease or as long as desired. She's ripped out a portion of the sweater and is making modifications. We'll see how it goes.....

Jan 14 Update:

Sonja, Laura and Diane have separated body and sleeves - yay! Sonja has already started the colorwork. 

Left to right: Sonja, Laura, Diane

Ashley started her Nordiska - looks great so far!

 

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Jan 09 Update:

Left to right: Sonja, Laura, Diane

We're making good progress.....

It's a fun knit! The cable twists keep this fun and interesting.

We're happy to see many of you are joining us!  Please send us pics of your yarn choices and we'll get them posted! 

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Jan 03 Update: 

We've selected colors and are ready to cast on! 

Sonja is using yarn from her stash. Love that pop of yellow! 

Laura is using Mechita and Nuble. The burnt orange is gorgeous - this will be her main color. 

Diane is using Herriot Fine (one of her favs!).

Ashley is using Mechita.  She's shaking things up and will be using 2 colors. Love the color combo!

It's interesting to see that we've all selected a gold/yellow color.....

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We're knitting Nordiska by Caitlin Hunter (scroll down to see progress pics).

Cast-on is Jan 3. 

Join Sonja, Laura, Jenny, Ashley and Diane in this beautiful knit!  We're having fun deciding on yarns/colors. 

Stay tuned as we share progress. 

 

 

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Shop News, staff creations

ImagiKnit Staff Holiday Dinner 2018

December 12, 2018

The ImagiKnit staff celebrated the holidays with tapas and Pigmania!  We were having so much fun that we forgot to take pics of everyone :(

We were able to take pics of Judy and her little Pigmania piggies.

Judy introduced us to this game and it's a blast!  You roll the little piggies (Judy made a set of knit piggies and a set of crocheted piggies - check out the little curly tails!).

The position of the piggies determine the number of points. Such fun!  (For the record, Sonja won!) 

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Knitting and Crochet at The Mary Elizabeth Inn

November 29, 2018

The Mary Elizabeth Inn (MEI) is a non-profit organization with a 95 year history of providing housing and support services for women that are homeless, have a history of substance abuse, have physical and mental disabilities or are victims of domestic violence. Safety, stability and personal empowerment are their primary values. 

Our wonderful teacher Judy teaches knitting and crochet every week at MEI. 

 The ladies do beautiful work!  

 

 Thank you Judy! 

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