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🧶 Who’s the next Hot Loops dyer?

Have you heard the news?

We wanted you to be first to know…the featured dyer for the Fall 2023 Hot Loops Wall Reveal is going to be none other than…

🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁…

Ross Taylor of Twisted Ambitions Yarn!

If you’ve been following all the building anticipation for our upcoming Knit Stars Masterclass Premiere, you know that Ross is one of our shining Season 8 Stars. If you’re signed up for Season 8, you can look forward to Ross’ moving story of mailman-to-master-dyer and learning all his insider secrets for dyeing artisan yarns.

And while we’re spilling the beans here…

For the upcoming Wall, we’ve curated our favorite designs from ALL our Season 8 Stars, with a focus on quick, giftable projects to make for yourself or for others.

And the cherries on top? Inspired by Ross’ Hot Loops palette, Season 8 Star Dawn Barker is creating a new Assigned Pooling colorway, and Star Maker Fairy Godmother Dyeworks has created a brand-new gradient…

Making this the first Hot Loops Wall in 18 years to celebrate a single Knit Stars Season!

If you’re new to Knit Stars, let me tell you a little about Hot Loops. When I was a younger knitter, I always got frustrated in yarn shops, trying to find the on-trend projects I wanted to make and the “right” yarns to make them in…

So when I decided to open a more modern yarn store, I made a wall with 12 tightly-curated projects, displayed together with the “right” yarns, the finished project and photos. Simple, right?

It’s not the simplest thing to put together two new Hot Loops Walls each year…but our customers LOVE it! And the reveal of the next Hot Loops Wall has become a much-anticipated tradition, as we reveal the yarns and projects one by one, chat with the designers and celebrate this craft we all share. ❤️

SAVE THE DATE
What: Fall Hot Loops Wall Reveal and Virtual Yarn Party
When: Saturday, November 4, 7pm Central
Where: Online!
How: Register here – it’s FREE but you’ve gotta pre-register so we can remind you

 

 

It’s almost heeeeeere! The premiere of our next Knit Stars Masterclass Season will be here before you know it! Do you have your virtual seat saved for the biggest inspiration and learning event of the yarn year?

Sign up now for Season 8 – it’s going to be the Season that broke the mold! And at less than $25 per workshop, there’s no better, more affordable way to learn from the best!

Save your virtual seat for the Season 8 premiere here.

Pssst…while you’re waiting for the next Season Premiere, we’ve put all previous Masterclass Seasons on sale…including Season 1, that’s been in “the vault” for years! Go here to check out all the Seasons and complete your collection.

They won’t be on sale for long!

Is there a pattern in your repertoire you’ve made more than once?
How about 22 times??? 😳

Longtime Knit Stars customer Carol has made my “Put a Ring On It” pattern, a simple shawl I designed years ago for a club kit, over and over. It’s one of those “foolproof” recipes that seems to look great with any yarn, from solids to speckles to variegates.

So we asked Carol if she could work up one more “Put a Ring On It” in the Full Moon color way of Moondrake Co. MCN Fingering and she happily obliged. We may be biased…but it’s our favorite so far!

I’m so excited with how it turned out, I’ve decided to gift it to you for free this week (my way of saying thanks for taking time to read our lil’ newsletter…)

Download “Put a Ring On It” free, here.

Purchase Moondrake Co. MCN Fingering while it lasts, here. (You just need 1 skein for the shawl and size US 8 needles).

And here’s a little collection of other yarns we put together that would also look great in “Put a Ring On It” – inspired by Carol’s color choices.

If you decide to make one, be sure to tag us with a photo of your color choice or cast-on, on Instagram or Facebook @knitstars … Maybe your project will appear in a future issue of the newsletter. 😎

Photo courtesy of KetoFocus.com

Sheet Pan Shrimp

This week’s recipe comes courtesy of Season 8 Star, Ross Taylor! I made this recipe last night to test it out and as promised by Ross, it’s easy, fast, healthy and sooooooo delicious! We served ours with a cucumber salad. It would also be great over rice. Thank you Ross!

Ingredients
For Lime Vinaigrette

  •  1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
Shrimp & Veggies Ingredients
  •  1.5 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, avocado oil or olive oil, ginger, cumin, lime zest, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  3. Lay down shrimp onto the baking tray along with bell pepper, asparagus, cherry tomatoes and garlic. Separate the shrimp from the vegetables as the shrimp won’t take a long to cook as the vegetables. You can always remove the shrimp and let the vegetables cook longer. Or add the shrimp after the vegetables have cooked for 5-10 minutes. Season the shrimp and veggies with salt. Drizzle lime vinaigrette over the shrimp and vegetables.
  4. Bake the shrimp and vegetables on the baking sheet in a 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked through and pink. Sprinkle on cilantro and serve.

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