I love it when the projects from the calendar or the classes gets adapted to suit personal preferences. This week's member's showcase comes from Julie who has used her cross stitch to form the centre of a cushion cover.
It's not too late for you to come and join in the fun, you can purchase calendars here (£3 off) or join the cross stitch class here. I'm more than happy to share different finishes with you. I will be coming into the group live this week to share some finishing ideas with you.
In Video Tips
Having problems with shoulders is not uncommon among those who have been knitting for many years. It's surprising how heavy items can get on the needles. One way to help spread the weight is to use circular needles, they don't just have to be used for knitting in circles. The connecting wire (usually a plastic tube) helps to spread the weight, it sits in your lap, rather than the strain being taken on your wrists. Using this method, I managed to knit a blanket for a double bed without it becoming too heavy to handle.
Deramores are having a cake sale, the cakes you don't have to calorie count! Caron cakes are also included as well as new lines from Sirdar.
Love Knitting have up to 20% off pure wool yarns. It finishes tomorrow night. And if you want more 100% wool, Wool Warehouse have discounts on their 100% Drops yarn.
If you're looking for a fabric bargain, Pelenna Patchworks have added ten more lines to their bargain fabrics, all around £6 or £7 per metre.
From conversations I see in groups, I know that a lot of people find overlockers scary. I love mine, but know I don't get the most out of it, so the Overlocker Technique Manual from Empress Mills looks fabulous. There is a 10 discount available on it at the moment.
Don't forget, if you are looking for inspiration for craft projects throughout the year, our member's club is just for you. Choose the annual membership and you will receive a free 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar as well as getting 12 months for the price of 9. You can always try the free class available. We'd love to see your photos if you do try it, just send me a message. The calendars can be purchased here with a £3 discount, and you'll get lifetime access to all the video tutorials. If you would like to gift a class or an item but not sure which one to get, our gift certificates are great idea, visit the website for more details. Don't forget, you can find details for the February Calendar project here or this month's featured class here. With a few custom orders in the pipeline, my next slot available for quilts will be at the end of March, so please let me know as soon as possible if you'd like to book yours.