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Spotlight on Staff: What's in the Project Bag? Erin Edition!

Spotlight on Staff: What's in the Project Bag? Erin Edition!

For our next installment of What's in the Project Bag?, Erin pops open her lovely Artifact Project Tote and gives us a peek at her current set up as well as projects.  Erin, what's in your project bag? Right now I’m working on a sample for the shop in Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. The Pacific Coast Highway beanie from Nancy Bates' Knitting California book is such a fun pattern and a great way to refresh my colorwork skills. We even have the tiny little blue car buttons to drive down the Highway 1! The other mini-project is a little bright fuchsia demonstration...

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Spotlight On: Sweater Care

Spotlight On: Sweater Care

A variety of sweaters are a must-have for my luggage. I just traveled to a climate similar to our own here on the peninsula, so I definitely needed some layering pieces. Depending on the length of my travels, I like to pack a few to interchange during my trip. This could mean extra wear, so as I unpack, I like to make sure to give each one a little TLC before going back on the shelf in my closet. Follow along with me as I give my sweater a quick once over for any spots that might need to be pretreated before...

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Spotlight on Staff: What's in the Bag? Connie Edition!

Spotlight on Staff: What's in the Bag? Connie Edition!

We're having so much fun peeking inside everyone's project bags!  Katie has shared her favorites and last week, Ann shared her travel must-haves.  This week we take a look into Connie's bag... Connie, what's in your project bag? I’m having so much fun knitting the Bay Breeze Tee by Jill Zielinski, I can't seem to put my needles down!  It's also such a treat as I am knitting it with a yarn we'll soon carry in the shop: North Bay Fiber’s Elemental Fingering Yarn. I cannot wait for our patrons to get a hold of this fantastic yarn–it's so lovely.   My project has plenty of...

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What's in the Project Bag? Ann's Travel Edition!

What's in the Project Bag? Ann's Travel Edition!

As I was packing for my recent adventures, I thought it would be fitting to continue our series of What's in the Project Bag. One of my favorite things to pack is, of course, projects! And the bag? Well, my Artifact Bag has become my go-to for travel. It can hold quite a bit, and I just love the many pockets. Along with my WIPs, notions, and any knitting accoutrement, I can easily store items like my iPad, a large notepad, etc.  Its roomy size allows for projects like a sweater, and on this trip, I've decided to cast on the Everyday Pullover by...

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Spotlight on Staff: What's in the Project Bag? Katie Edition!

Spotlight on Staff: What's in the Project Bag? Katie Edition!

Following up from our last post on What's in the Project Bag, we thought it would be fun to showcase staff project bags and must-haves!  This week, Katie is sharing a little snippet of her current projects and notions. Katie, what are in your project bags? I’m currently knitting the Uptown Pullover by Tori Yu out of Magpie Swanky DK. It's such a great pattern!  For larger projects like this sweater, the Magner bag is a great companion. It easily holds a couple of skeins and my WIP along with my notions. A TKB cord is an absolute must-have here as it's perfect for trying on my sweater as...

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