If you enjoy our quarterly Knit- and Crochet-A-longs join us for our:

  Yearlong Blanket Make-A-Long

We will be making a square each month in either knit or crochet.

President Sarah will be sending out a square each month or design your own!  You can find Sarah's squares here 

There is a new Crochet Along/Read Along starting September 23rd!  (This is not an ESSS CAL-It looks like an interesting project so passing along the information in case anyone is interested.


The designer is from the Netherlands and the book is “All The Light We Cannot See”, with the Author discussing it. For more information, click here.

While there are kits available from Sheepjes, your local yarn store could also help you put together a "kit" and could probably use your support right now!

KAL-CAL  May-August 2020

Well, our May deadline for the KAL/CAL has come and gone. We can keep working on our Citrons and Critrons, since there are so many creative ways to make them. They are so simple, and all that stockinette is perfect for TV watching. And of course, we have our year-long Afghan-a-Long going, too.

Lately, I’ve seen SO many wonderful Pandemic KALs and CALs on Ravelry, that I started a thread for sharing them. If you have a fun KAL you’re in, that you want to share with us, or if you’re looking for one to join, check out the Pandemic KAL/CAL thread. Casapinka has another KAL coming up, and if you buy two skeins of yarn from a participating indie dyer, or your local yarn shop, you will get a code to get her Hug Shot shawl pattern for free! Information is on our Rav group thread.

I’ve tentatively scheduled the Pandemic KAL/CAL sharing from May to August, but who knows when we will be meeting IRL again. We can keep both of these threads open indefinitely!

Keep Calm and Crochet (and Knit) On!


KAL-CAL  February-May 2020

Back to a classic...

Join us to knit a Citron shawl or crochet a Critrion shawl for our February to May KAL/CAL


The patterns are Citron, by Hilary Smith Callis, and the crochet version, Critron, by Martha Simonsen. Both patterns are free (click on the name of the pattern to find it on Ravelry).

Citron, is a semi-circular shawl, that builds out, using pi increasing. The alternating sections of flat stockinette, with ruched sections, gives the shawl an interesting texture! You can stop after any ruched section, and you get a wonderful slightly ruffled edge. The pattern page has a link to instructions for making a larger Citron Grand, but I think you can just follow the pi increasing and do it yourself…

The Crocheted, Critron, looks remarkably like the Citron it was modeled after!

Join our discussion and see more examples of the shawls on our KAL/CAL thread on Ravelry (click here)

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