Saturday, February 12, 2011

So Much Going on This Weekend!

Hey Y'all,
There's a ton going on this weekend, and lots of good stuff throughout the rest of February, too. First things first-- please come to the Sweet Second Sunday Potluck on Sunday, 2/13. Starts at 11 and goes til 1. Bring your knit/crochet gear and, if you want, some delicious food to share.

There are also two classes on Sunday. I'm recommending you go a little crazy and sign up for the morning class, take a break for the potluck, and then cruise right into the second class. If you don't have time for that, well, there are other terrific classes coming up next week. Here's the scoop on all the classes:

mosaic knitting

February 13,2011
Learn this fun and easy technique for using two colors, one at a time.
We will make a washcloth as a sample, but it is easily converted to a towel or lap blanket.
You will learn to follow a simple chart and to make a neat i-chord edge.
Mosaic stitch is the perfect combination of a little challenge knitting with a little follow along knitting.
Please know how to cast on, knit and purl.
MATERIALS: 100 yards of 2-3 colors of smooth worsted weight yarn.
Blue sky Cotton is recommended.
At least two of the colors should be highly contrasting.
Size 8 or 9 short straight needles.

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Latifa Daum


February 13
all levels welcome: Beginner to Seasoned!
Fee: 40.00
Continental knitting AKA German style or pic knitting is a popular, fast, fun and very efficient way to knit!
Deb will teach you the continental way to knit, purl, and yarn over while creating a colorful market bag or these fun and fast washcloth/dishcloths.
Learn how to knit and purl by carrying the yarn in your left hand.
Continental knitting is often used in color (fair isle knitting) and can help alleviate strain by using both hands to knit.
Patterns ranging in difficulty have been selected and revised to allow the new continental knitter to practice and hone their new skill. Students will receive copies of all patterns.
WASHCLOTH MATERIALS: Student will need 90-125 yards (per cloth) of any cotton or cotton blend yarn with a gauge from 4.5 - 5.5 stitches per inch. Needle size per yarn label.
1 skein Araucania Pomaire or comparable gauge cotton
2 skeins in 2 different colors of Cotton Classic that compliment/contrast variegated Pomaire,
US # 9 needles, 16" length (some like to switch to 24" as the bag gets larger)
4 Split ring stitch markers
IMPORTANT: please bring some wool or acrylic scrap yarn for practice and your knitting gear.

February 19
Fee: 30.00
PREQUISITES: student must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and have a little knitting experience.
So many people prefer zippered sweaters -- why not learn how to sew zippers into your knits?
In this class, you will learn an ingenious and simple new technique that uses a latch hook to attach a zipper to your knitted garment. As a class project, we will make a small coffee cup cozy/wrist cuff.

75 yards of bulky-weight yarn
US # 10 or 10.5 needles
Sharp sewing needles
Thread that matches yarn or that is transparent

INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Green Musselman


February 19/20
2 day class
Fee: 65.00 (10.00 materials)
Learn to spin your own yarn in this 2 day class.
In this class you will learn how to prepare wool for spinning through carding, combing or lock spinning,
use of prepared wool roving and top, the difference between woolen and worsted,
how to use a drop spindle, and how to use a spinning wheel
Prerequisites: none
Instructor: Deb Sayre

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