When it comes to knitting, we all have our challenges.
Whether we're making our first lopsided scarf...
tackling our first steek...
or simply just trying to make time for ourselves and our craft.
So we're excited to announce something NEW and FREE:
💫💪🏽The 7-Day Knit Stars Challenge! 💪🏽💫
Each day for 7 Days, we'll focus on one specific aspect of your knitting life - your space, your stash, your tools, your body and mind...
And we'll be sharing some of our Knit Stars' best celebrity tips along the way!
This is a great way to honor the fiber artist in you...because YOU are the Star of your own knitting practice.
Register for the FREE Challenge here.
Julie of Dyed By Hand, our March Pop-Up indie dyer, shipped these special skeins of Silk Stocking all the way from Australia and boy are we glad they made the trip!
If you've never knit with 50/50 Silk+ Merino, this is your moment. Every knitter deserves to experience the feeling of this fiber in your hands! And we've got a great 1-skein project for you to treat yourself with...
This "Workday Scarf" by Sue Flanders is a great (free!) one-skein patterns to show off these colors and stitches. A little garter, a little lace, and a lovely piece to wear year-round and show off your fiber love.
One skein of Dyed by Hand, US Size 3 needles, and the free pattern from Ravelry will have you knitting every evening this week.
Shop all 11 Dyed By Hand colors here.
You've likely heard of Australian designer Ambah O'Brien. But did you know she began her artistic career as a body paint artist? She traveled all around the globe, body-painting at live events and teaching others...until one day, she was bitten by the yarn bug, and never turned back!
Ambah recently joined Julie of Dyed by Hand on a private Zoom call, where they shared all kinds of stories with our LoopsClub members.
We're featuring 2 Ambah designs this month. The Oyster Wrap was in last week's Scoop...and this week, we're sharing Ambah's Kentia Wrap.
The Kentia Wrap has approachable repetition, eye-catching zigzags, and colors that shift, keeping you motivated until that last stitch is bound off.
Loops has the Kentia Wrap kit from Koigu in two color options. Teresa is modeling the Kentia in our Loops custom kit, "Sunflower Farm." We also have the colors from Ambah's original design, which includes blues and blushes so beautiful you won't be able to stop admiring them.
Choose your Kentia Wrap Koigu kit here.
It's time to grab your ticket for Hot Loops™️!
Join us for our signature virtual event, 7pm Friday, April 16.
We'll reveal our 2021 Spring Hot Loops Wall, featuring indie dyed yarns, exclusive colorways...and the projects we'll be showcasing for these fabulous yarns will take your breath away.
Your $25 reservation gets you:
💙 First look at the new Spring Hot Loops Wall yarn and projects during our live Zoom party on Friday evening.
💙 A party favor in your shipped package
💙 $25 credit toward your purchases through Sunday, April 18th, midnight, Central.
Sign up here for a fabulous, virtual fiber experience. If you're a LoopsClub member, be sure to check the LoopsClub Together Facebook group for details on how to get your ticket for free.
Spring is here! Try Tarragon Chicken with Asparagus, Lemon, and Leeks from FeastingAtHome and feast on a healthful, springtime meal.
1/ 4 cup olive oil
4–6 garlic cloves, finely minced ( or use a garlic press)
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 ounce package of fresh tarragon leaves, rough chopped, about ¼–⅓ cup
1 extra large bunch asparagus, trimmed (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1–2 large leeks, sliced into ½ inch thick rounds
1– 1.5 lbs chicken breast (boneless skinless)
Preheat oven to 450F
1. In a small bowl make the marinade. Place the zest of one lemon, and its juice ( about 3 tablespoons) in a small bowl. Add oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and mix well until salt dissolves. Add ½ of the fresh tarragon, saving the rest for garnish.
2. Place trimmed asparagus in a bowl and spoon some of the marinade over top. Toss to combine and place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Add leeks to the same bowl, toss with a little marinade and spread out on the sheet pan. Nestle the chicken amongst the asparagus.
3. Zest the second lemon over the whole sheet-pan and slice the lemons into rounds, layering them over the asparagus. Place in the hot oven.
4. Bake 20 minutes. Chicken should read 160-170 F. To get a more golden color broil for just a couple minutes.
5. Remove from the oven. Give everything a little toss, turning chicken over to coat the top with the flavorful juices. Sprinkle with remaining fresh tarragon and serve.
You are a creator, and you shouldn't have to do it alone.
We have a new, virtual "Move the Needle Book Club" group on Facebook, where you can connect with others who are working to put their passions first. Come join us!