Friday, May 14, 2010

Knit Graffiti and Upcoming Classes

Hey Y'all,
I'm guessing most (probably ALL) of you know by now about the knit graffiti that went up around town earlier this month as part of Fusebox Festival. Magda Sayeg, aka Knitta Please, was commissioned to do the work, which includes knitted covers for "those weird blue things" at the Lamar underpass. I actually heard a number of people-- not even all of them knitters-- wishing the knitting would stay up. But I've heard it'll be coming down soon, so if you haven't had a chance to go look, check it out before it's gone. There are pictures and more info at this link.

Moving right along... Here's some info about upcoming classes.

SPIN 201
May 15/16
Fee $65 plus $10 materials fee

Join Deb for a continuation of beginning spinning. This class is for those who have taken Spin 101 or the equivalent. We will work on spinning a consistent yarn, intro to long draw spinning and spinning from the fold, plying, color blending and fiber blends for simple yarn variations.

Materials: Instructor will supply all fiber for class. Bring fiber you have questions about or would like to spin. Bring wheel if you have one and hand carders if you have them.

Level: advanced beginner
Prerequisite: Spin 101 or equivalent and the ability to spin a continuous yarn. It doesn't have to be pretty.

May 16/23 a 2 day class
9:45 - 12:45

Have you ever knitted a pair of socks and worried that maybe you knitted the cuff just a little too long and think: Will I have enough yarn to finish the sock? This class will relieve all that "sock anxiety"and you won't have to submit any claims to your health insurance company.

This class is designed for the new or experienced sock knitter.

Skills taught:
Knitting socks on 2 circulars
Learn to customize the fit of your sock
Crochet cast on
Creating a "short row" toe
Sewn Cast off (Elizabeth Zimmerman)

Sport weight yarn (Suggested yarns: Koigu Kersti- 3sks, Louet Gems- 2sks, Lorna's Laces Sheperd Sport- 2sk)
2 #3 circular needle (or size to obtain gauge knit at 6.5-7sts/inch)
crochet hook, stitch markers

Lace Washcloths
May 22

Heirlooms are a family's link from its past to the present and a legacy for the future. Join Fran and learn to create three unique lace washcloths that will be used today and quite possibly become a part of your family's heirlooms.
You will learn:
To interpret a lace stitch pattern
To read a simple lace charts
To knit on a lace edge
And learn to convert any lace edge pattern

Class Project
3 lace washcloths and 2 lace edging

Euroflax Original Linen
#4,5 and #8 needle
stitch markers

Prerequisites- Students should be proficient in basic knitting skills (knitting, purling and casting on independently) and an understanding of simple increases and decreases.
Students should also have completed at least 1 project that required pattern reading
Fee: $45.00

Please bring your knitting gear & don't forget to wind your yarn before class so you don't miss anything!!

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