Lai Grai

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  october, 19th
Hello again!
 Can you believe it's already mid-October?

It is getting chilly outside
& that's the best time
for knitting and crafting!

Come join the fun,
Craft-along with me
on Ravelry!

We have many new craft-alongs happening
over on my Ravelry group
"I Love Lai Grai"!

Plenty of projects to spin, knit, crochet,
felt, craft or weave and
plenty of chatty, laughing fun to be had!



* Cozy-Along
* Woodland Spin-along
* Shawl-a-Month

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Perhaps the cold weather has inspired you
to find your teapot & get brewing?
Or maybe you're more of a french-press java lover?

Don't worry-
this is an open ended cozy-along
designed for tea & coffee lovers alike!

Join this thread to share any "cozy" projects,
from mug cozies to chapstick cozies,
knit them, crochet them, felt them-
all projects are welcome!!

One of my customers
& members of my Ravelry group, Sharon,
designed this amazing teapot cozy
using my Shroom Blooms handspun yarn.

yarn before:
& the finished teapot cozy!

{ photo source: Sharon's Flickr photostream }

She knit a small "hat" for the teapot
and used dyed locks to needle felt "moss" under the mushrooms +
knit a small i-cord stem & needle-felted a leaf for the top!

You can use any yarn you please in cozy-along projects,
Sharon's was just so adorable, I just had to share the photos!!


::Woodland Spin-along::

If you are a spinner or a felter, you're going to love this one!

Spin-alongs are so much fun!

It's a great way to play along with other spinners-
just like you do in my batt clubs- but without the commitment!

Sign up before November 1st
for a 2 ounce woodland inspired batt!

The handmade fiber blends will ship out on Nov. 5th for you
to spin into your own nature-ific yarn or to felt into a unique project!

Then we'll have the entire month of November to admire
each other's spins & vote for our favorite use of the batts
in this Woodland Spin-Along thread!

The winner will receive a goodie pack from Lai Grai valued at $50!

8 people have already signed up to spin some fun!
So come join us to get your mossy, rocky, foresty, spinning groove on!





Hosted by Dani of Pumpkinhaus,
we're taking on a Shawl-a-Month
spin, knit, crochet, felt -along!

Inspired by the Sweater a Month challenge,
the idea is to create 1 shawl a month for a full year!

You don't have to commit to the full year of shawls,
but I think it would be such fun to at least make a few!
Join us on this thread to cast on!

Shawls are fairly easy, and fast projects-
depending on the pattern & skill-level you choose!
They are great for learning to knit lace, and very versatile for wearing!

Dani has picked out a slew of patterns from Ravelry
to help you decide which shawl you would like to make!

This is Dani's shawl that she knit
using the (FREE!) Handspun Delight Pattern!

{ photo source: Dani's Flickr photostream }

& many other Ravelers are stopping in to participate
and share their most recent shawl creations!

It is truly a thread full of eye candy!


I also wanted to say HELLO
to all the new e-newslettersign-ups from YarnCon!

Thank you all so much for coming out to the show!

& if you missed being there & wanted to pretend you were, hehe,
you can visit the shop to see all the latest goodies!

new fiber batts,
new alpaca/silk (70/30) rovings,
new merino/tencel (50/50) rovings
& new dyed BFL rovings!

I think the Merino/Tencel blends would be lovely for a shawl.
I just got finished spinning 262 yards of this fiber and it is a sumptious spin!
The fiber is so soft, it practically spins itself!


Until next month!
Stay warm & wrapped up knits!

**Ravelry is a website for spinners, knitters,
crocheters, weavers, felters,
and fiber artists of all kinds.
However, you must have an account to use its' features-
such as the free pattern librarys
and excellent forums that connect all us fiberistas!

If this newsletter left you confused
about this yarn-focused
social networking community-
I say, please join and see what all the fuss is about.

I chat with my customers on Ravelry daily
and it is a great way to connect spinners to knitters
and to see what all that yarn becomes!**