OFFF 2014 is just around the corner

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is coming right up! September 27-28, and there are workshops on Friday, September 26, too. I’m teaching two classes, Blocking on Friday afternoon and Tink Drop Frog: Fixing Mistakes on Saturday afternoon. These are expanded versions of classes I teach in yarn shops, and we’ll have three hours to go through even more fun and demonstration on both of these topics. I hope you’ll join me.

If you’ve already mastered these knitterly topics, there are a lot more fiber-related classes available; you can see the full list here. Taking classes at OFFF is fun, and encourages the organizers to keep offering them from year to year. If you want more knitting classes, sign up for knitting classes! The same goes for spinning, weaving, felting, livestock management…The early registration deadline requires a postmark by September 5. This is the make or break day; if a class doesn’t have the minimum number of students by the registration deadline, the class won’t be offered. You can sign up for classes at OFFF, but only if they make the minimum by the early deadline, so why wait?

What else is fun at OFFF? Well, there are the adorable animals.

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baby

And the vendors! I love shopping the booths at OFFF. I’ve purchased spindles, yarn, fiber, books. There are vendors both outside on the lawn, and in the exhibition halls. (These pictures are from previous years.)

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Sincere Sheep, on the lawn

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StitchJones inside

And you can always find people to knit and spin with.

turkish

spinners

So mark your calendar, and I’ll see you there, either in class, or shopping, or on the lawn spinning or knitting, or?

And here’s a teaser for you: My Snowy Woods Cowl KAL casts on September 1. I’m extending the discount on the Snowy Woods pattern through Thursday September 4; use the discount code FROST when checking out to get $2 off your pattern. Here’s the link to the pattern page on Ravelry. You can join the KAL on my Ravelry page for chatter and support.

snowy woods cowl

Check back tomorrow, September 1, to learn how to avoid running out of tail for your long tail cast on!

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2 responses to “OFFF 2014 is just around the corner

  1. Dawn Sharafi

    Hi Michelle! I just ordered the pattern for the Snowy woods Cowl and have a question about the needle size: because it mentions 6 and 8 and then 7 and 9–I think I’ll just do the short cowl (or possibly the medium one) so which ones should I get? Thanks a lot, Oh, and what length of the needles? I assume that we need circular needles. thanks! Dawn

    Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:04:36 +0000 To: dawnsharafi@hotmail.com

    • Hi, Dawn: Yes, circular needles. If you’re doing the short or medium cowl, 24 inch length is fine. If you want to do the long cowl, it’s more comfortable on a longer needle. Which weight of yarn are you using? If you’re using Knitted Wit’s Aran, I’d use 7 and 9, but if you’re using a lighter yarn (worsted weight), 6 and 8 would do. It’s really about your personal gauge and getting a fabric you like…not too firm, but not too floppy, either.

      Check in on Ravelry and we’ll get discussion going over there! I still need to wind my yarn…

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