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Spend some time making a new friend!

Aloha Friend!

Ready to make a new friend?

Today I want to share the opportunity to do just that! Give a listen to a chat I had with Jan Smiley and hear not only about how and why she started her own retreat but about the amazing journey being a Maker has taken her! After you give a listen, be sure to check out the links below for information on the Carolina Fiber Frolic! Click this link and be magically teleported to a place where the only sound you hear is happy knitters chatting…

After listening to what treats you receive, you may want to subscribe to the With∞Mel newsletter! =) I can help you with that!

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Interested in learning more about the Carolina Fiber Frolic? Be sure to let me know in the comments if you plan to attend!

And be sure to keep an eye out for tomorrow’s post! A winner is announced, a fun focus is shared and a bit of celebration will be had!

{And that incredible stole Jan made me? You will see it then!}


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Everybody Does It! Why not do it better?


Today there is a great post I want to share with you! Cate of Infinite Twist has gathered a variety of folks to share many different things with the same goal in mind:


The post I want to share is relevant to every knitter that breathes…since all breathing knitters do exactly this:

s u b s t i t u t i n g    y a r n

(If you have never ever once done this, please stop and head for the comment section, tell me all about yourself and when I can contact you for an interview!)

Here is an excerpt from Jill Wolcott Knits:

Yarn Substitution

We all do it. We see a pattern and then choose the yarn, or we choose the yarn, then find a pattern that will work. We have also likely had some less than glorious outcomes. So how do you make a knowledgeable and appropriate yarn substitution?

I think most knitters substitute based on what is readily available to them. They may be looking for a yarn substitution from their stash, or from their favorite yarn purveyor, or they may be looking for a less expensive option.

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Remarkable-Wrapped-300x282 And remember: Post photos of your shawls and use #shawltogether so we can all see the amazing things others are knitting….not to mention hearing what they like about their shawl knitting adventure!

After you read Jill’s post head back here and comment on your best or worst substitution story. Know a friend that has a great story to tell about switching things up? Share this post with them! I want to hear the good, the bad and the hilarious!