Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Current Class Schedule

Our newest knitting classes are starting SOON!  So be sure to sign up right away.  Okay.....here's how our classes work: 
  •  If you buy the yarn here, the class is FREE! 
  • You must register ahead of time.  
  • Sometimes we'll use a free internet pattern for a class.  In that case, you will need to print off your own  pattern to bring with you, otherwise you may want to come a few minutes early to purchase the pattern and/or yarn. 
  • Always be sure to check the requirements for the class ahead of time, in case something needs to be completed before class begins.
  • We usually schedule two different dates/times for a class.  It is not necessary to attend both dates unless otherwise noted although you are always welcome!

Here is our current class schedule:

Jane Austen Shawl--
Wed. Nov. 18, 6-8 pm OR Sat. Nov. 21, 12-2 pm
This shawl is fun to knit and really adds pizazz to your wardrobe, while keeping you toasty warm!

Feather & Fan Scarf--
Wed. Dec. 2, 6-8 pm OR Sat. Dec. 5, 12-2 pm
Who knew such a simple stitch pattern could be so stunning?

Beginning Knitting--
Thu. Dec. 3, 1-3 pm OR Thu. Dec. 10, 1-3 pm
There's no end to the possibilities with just two sticks and some "string"!  Come learn this fun, relaxing art.  After all, knitting IS cheaper than therapy!

Shirl's Mittlets--
Tue. Dec 15, 6-8 pm OR Thu. Dec. 17, 1-3 pm
Easy, elegant, and a great Christmas gift idea for someone on your list!

Wed. Dec.16, 6-8 pm OR Sat. Dec. 19, 12-2 pm
Simple and straightforward, these are a great addition to your knitting repretoire.  And who wouldn't LOVE a pair of hand-knit mittens for Christmas?

So get a few friends together and come join us for a class.  It's always enjoyable whether you come for a "Girls' Night Out", or  just stop by to knit and relax for a few minutes. 

And don't forget our U.F.O Night every Tuesday from 6-8 pm.  (Bring your U.nF.inished O.bjects or just whatever project you want to work on) and join us for a light supper.  We always have fun and it's great to see what everyone else is working on.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Autumn colors from my dyepot!

 While loading my sink with yarn to soak in readiness for the dyepot, I noticed a blaze of color outside the kitchen window.   I'm usually not really an "orange" person, but I do love reds and those brilliant, fiery hues were just begging to be captured in the skeins I had on hand.   After isolating each of the colors in the "picture", I used those colors from the selection of dyes I had on hand.  The resulting yarn turned out to be a very close representation of the view from my window.  Now, I just need to figure out what to knit it into!  (So much yarn.....so little time!!)  For more info on dyeing your own yarns or fibers, check out our class schedule.  Classes are filling up now, so come in and sign up soon.