Off the Hook

  • Not Just Another Pretty Toe

    Not Just Another Pretty Toe

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     A couple of weeks ago I posted an article on Facebook that was written by Kate Atherley titled How to Make Socks that Last. I found the article on the Mason-Dixon Knitting website, check their site out if you get the chance! One of the great points Kate wrote about was reinforcing the areas of wear on your socks. As we all know, the most loved hand knitted socks wear the fastest in the toes and heels, well, most of them. So to be a bit more proactive and help protect these areas so the socks will last longer (which...

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  • Learn to Learn

    Learn to Learn

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      People take classes for many different reasons. Sometimes they want to learn a new skill, sometimes they like the social setting, and then there are those that want to just expand their understanding of a certain topic. No matter the reason, when you attend a class you become a student and believe it or not, there are certain rules and boundaries that you should keep in mind when you are learning.  Now understand that everyone has their personal hang-ups around learning, we all do. Every time we learn a new process we take it all in- the learning environment,...

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  • Confessions

    Confessions

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    Ok people, I have something to confess. I know there are others like me out there so I feel this is a safe place to talk about dark secrets.I am addicted to knitting. I don't mean a little bit or in a balanced way, I mean seriously, deeply, addicted to knitting. So much so that I can spend an entire day (sometimes 18 to 20 hours) sitting in front of Netflix, wrapped in a blanket, and knitting, knitting, knitting. Not only do I do that at least one day a week but I know that I can knit like that...

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  • The Sock Project

    The Sock Project

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    After completing the socks above for a little project I noticed a funny thing. Same pattern, same yarn, same hands and every sock is different in some way. I have to admit I am not a detail person and I miss things in patterns all the time. I will also admit that it wasn't until about the 7th sock that I felt like I actually completed the pattern the way it was supposed to be and the socks turned out a lot better after I followed the pattern closely. Imagine that! The designer may have known what she was talking...

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  • Summer Fibre Challenge

    Summer Fibre Challenge

    The challenge was this- find an artist that inspires you and complete a project inspired by that artist but use a different medium. We had a lot of fun choosing artists that we admire and deciding on our favourite mediums to expand not only our skills but also the amazing talents of the original artist. At Fly in the Fibre we have an art group that meets every Wednesday from 5pm - 7pm. We learn together as we try different projects and once in awhile we come up with challenges to move us from our comfort zones. Drop in to...

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  • Handmade with Love

    Handmade with Love

    Within Fly in the Fibre there are approximately 15 - 20 different local artists that are selling their work. In Creston’s Art Triangle- Fly in the Fibre, Kunze Gallery, and the Creston Valley Arts Council Gift Shop there are many local artists that are showing and selling their work. Expand that to other studios and locations within the valley and the number increases to an amazing amount that we are so fortunate to have. I know, I am going to be preaching to the choir in this article but the topic of handmade items and putting a price tag on...

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