I’ve had a lot of beginning crocheters lately. One of the new crocheters made a comment the other day – she said she needed to learn to knit now so she could make sweaters. When I told her you could crochet sweaters, she was amazed. So, I scheduled a class on how to crochet sweaters!
I’ve been wanting to crochet a hoodie for the Fall – I like the warmth of crocheted hoodies! This gives me a perfect
excuse opportunity, to start one. I haven’t decided yet which style I want to do, zipper or pullover. But since the class is in less than two weeks, I better get working on it!
I also get in new yarn and saw a picture of a teddy bear than SCREAMS for the new yarn! The pattern is Vera by Annita Wilschut. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vera-11 And the yarn is Pinwheel by Cascade. http://cascadeyarn.com/pinwheel.asp I have all the colors of Pinwheel in right now (they are selling REALLY fast though). Now I just have to figure out which color I want to use.
Wanting to knit Vera made me realize we haven’t had a knit toy class in a while, so I scheduled one for the 26th of September
Back in junior high, I saw an afghan with Irish roses worked on it. I’ve wanted to make one ever since. Then the other day a friend brought in an afghan she was working on – with roses on it!!!! Another excuse (I’m giving up on denial and being honest, it’s an excuse!) to start the afghan – schedule a class! October 5 for it.
Several people wanted to take the stranded colorwork class back in February but couldn’t make it. So I’ve scheduled another one on October 12 – I don’t know if Kim Neufeld or I will be teaching it; I’ll let you know soon!
Many of my ideas come from conversation during Knit, Crochet, Socialize! on Thrusday evenings. A couple of weeks ago Heather commented that she wanted to knit a sweater but didn’t want to have to sew it up. This led to a discussion on knitting in the round and if you can change the pattern to knit pieced sweaters in the round. So, there is a class for how to do that scheduled for October 26.
And if you are paying close attention, that leaves a weekend with no classes – gasp! Why would I do such a thing? Because… YARN HOP 2013!!!!! Save the dates – October 17 to 20. Passports will be available soon!
(having troubles with photos again – will keep working on it!)