Upcoming Classes

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!)



Cherub Hoodie

Cherub Hoodie



February Lady in Linen

February Lady in Linen

Saartje's Booties

Saartje’s Booties

I’ve been having issues with posting photos on here.  This is an experiement to see if I can get some unfinsished and finished objects posted.








September 2013 Classes

Fall is here! Here is the class schedule for September to get Fall off on the right needle!
Saturday mornings from 10 AM to Noon are for the beginning classes (as usual). The are for absolute beginners or people who need a booster to get going again. The 7th and 21st are beginning crochet; the 14th and 28th are beginning knitting.
The afternoon classes are the advanced classes (meaning just not absolute beginners not meaning you have to be an expert to take them).
The 7th is Knit Fixes. Want to learn how to correct mistakes WITHOUT ripping out your work? This is for you! Learn to read your knitting to see where the mistake is and how to fix it. Bring mistakes if you have any, otherwise everything is provided.
The 14th is Entrelac Knitting. this is part of our Color and Texture series. This interesting texture is created by knitting tiers that run in opposite directions. Much easier than it sounds!
The 21st is How to Crochet a Sweater. Crochet sweaters are fabulous for winter wear because crochet creates a double thickness fabric, and the textures can be beautiful!
The 28th is Knitting Stuffed Animals. Knit a stuffed teddy bear that can be packed around by the kids or dressed up for display on the holidays.
Patterns are provided with all of the advanced classes and you’ll just need to appropriate yarn and needles. Call to discuss the options. All classes are $20 plus supplies.

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