A Bit More About May

May is a big month for Oh Yarn It.  1) the store opened on May 10, 2011 and 2) May means All Schools Day Celebration in McPherson

For the store’s anniversary, I’m celebrating all month-long.  There will be daily specials and possibly a give away (more on that soon!).  The first of the specials will be a free set of Tools and Totes beaded stitch markers with every purchase of at least $5 from May 1 to May 4. 

Also on May 4, there will be chalk art going on at the VAAM Gallery next door.

I know people not from here have no idea what we mean here in McPherson when we talk about All Schools Day.  This is the 100th anniversary year of All Schools Day.  The quick of it is – in May we celebrate all the students here in the county.  Big Parade.  A carnival.  Games.  Events.  Concerts.  All sorts of great, old-fashioned fun.  There will be pre-parade sales at most of the stores on Main Street prior to the parade with all sorts of specials if you have an All Schools Day button (and some without the button, but it’s a small price to pay).  To get more info, go to http://www.allschoolsday.com/  Main Street is blocked off for the parade, so plan on parking in the lot on Ash and Elizabeth, or on one of the side streets.  Come early and stay for the fun – it is definitely worth it!

And here is the schedule for the classes I told you about yesterday.  All classes are $20.

May 4:  Beginning Crochet 10 AM to Noon; Knitting Without Purls 1 PM to 3 PM.

May 11:  Beginning Knitting 10 AM to Noon; Intro to Lace 1 PM to 3 PM

May 18:  Crochet 2 10 AM to Noon; Crochet Hats 1 PM to 3 PM

May 25:  Knitting 2 10 AM to Noon; Lace Knit Tank Top 1 PM to 3 PM


May Classes

I’m not doing real good on my resolution to write more on here. 

Regardless!  Here are the details on classes for May!

Beginning Crochet and Beginning Knitting – these are the classes for the person who wants to learn but has no clue what to do.  Never picked up a hook or needles?  Here you go!

Crochet 2 and Knitting 2 – these are the classes for the person who has had Beginning and is ready for a bit more, but not ready for an intermediate or advanced class.  Or, for the person who crocheted or knitted *ahem* years ago and needs a booster.

No Purl Knitting.  This one is for someone who is comfortable with knitting.  If you hate purling, you might want to check this class out.  It’s hard to explain, but it’s basically knitting backwards (not tinking!  That is something completely different). 

Texture and Color Series – Intro to Lace.  If you’ve been wanting to try lace, here is your chance.  We will do a lace scarf with the Feather and Fan/Old Shale pattern.  We’ll also go over basic rules for knitting lace and blocking.  Skills you will need are casting on, knitting and purling.

Details from a feather and fan shawl

Details from a feather and fan shawl








Crochet Hats – I think this one is self-explanitory.  This is the recipe class for making a crochet hat for anysize head.  All you need to know for this is how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. 

Lace Knit Tank Top.  Last summer I designed a tank top with a simple lace pattern at an Empire waist-line.  Well, I’m finally getting around to teaching the class!  It’s a simple tank top – fits all sizes, including kids if you want to make a kid version – out of cotton, or a cotton blend.  Skills for this one, cast on, knit, purl.

Simple lace detail on a tank top

Simple lace detail on a tank top

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