Lassens Knitting Night
|20 years later and I’ve come to embrace my
destiny to become my grandma
-minus the gray hair and rocking chair
My first attempted project was a simple scarf … however it ended up looking like a brown lumpy caterpillar with the width increasing and deceasing like uneven body segments of an insect.
As the years passed I picked up tips and techniques here and there and eventually added crocheting to my yarn-craft repertoire.
For me knitting has become the ultimate way to unwind. I can listen to music or watch a movie while my hands work simultaneously, almost as separate organisms from the rest of my body, while my brain takes a vacation. Consequently I always end up with a cute scarf, beanie, hat or other knitted works when I’m done… so win/win!
Although I am by no means an expert (I consider my skill level intermediate) the satisfaction of wearing something you created with your own 2 hands is undeniable!
The Quest for Environmentally Friendly Knitting Tools
We also found a wonderful company called Laurel Hill which partners with a Vietnamese cooperative to hand-create beautiful knitting needles and crochet hooks made from exotic wood. The wood is sourced and reused from musical instrument and furniture factories that would otherwise throw out these unused pieces of wood. After years of getting the cheap synthetic yarn and plastic knitting needles from the big craft stores, once I tried these high quality knitting tools, I knew where I stood. No one will be receiving itchy, scratchy knitted gifts from me ever again!
|We carry regular straight needles as well as 4 sides knitting needles. These are especially good and easier to hold for children, beginners or people with arthritis.
Knitting Night at Lassens in Ventura
|Our marketing director helps model a cable knit hat I made this winter
We have the paint, we have the brushes – let’s make some beautiful art! I knew I couldn’t be alone in my community! There’s GOT to be some fellow Yarn-o’s out there like me! As a company that values our neighbors, our community and the individuals artistic and creative outlets, Lassens decided to open up a platform for knitters and crocheters – beginners and advanced level- to come together, learn together and share their love for knitting and creativity!