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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Learn Something New: Knit, Crochet, and Advanced Techniques

More classes for you! Our class schedule is filled out for the rest of April and May.

Adrienne's Knitting: Beginning and Beyond remains a very popular class. On Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30, Adrienne will teach you everything you need to know to tackle a variety of projects. The next round of classes will be April 21st, 28th, and May 5th.

Ann continues to offer a one-shot Learn to Knit workshop for those of you who just need a little reminder. Normally a Tuesday night class, we are offering one on Monday, May 9th, as well, to accommodate your busy schedules. If Tuesdays work for you, we have classes open on April 12th, 26th, and May 24th.

Many of you expressed interest in learning to crochet, so we have a Learn to Crochet workshop with Ann on Tuesday, May 17th. Ann will teach you as much as you can learn in two hours! If there is interest, we will continue to offer crochet classes this summer.

Crocheted yarn bomb on our little corner

Finally, I'll be offering an Advanced Knitting Techniques Workshop one Sunday morning each month from 10-11 before the shop opens. We are always happy to help you with your knitting during shop hours, but sometimes you knitters have some pretty big questions and dilemmas! If your question seems like more than a "10 minute problem", sign up for this workshop. Think of it as a semi-private lesson. When you sign up for the workshop, please let us know what you'd like to learn so I can prepare for class. I will contact you if there is anything special you need to bring along.
We can work through a pattern that's giving you trouble, talk through your first sweater, learn to fix mistakes, whatever you need! I'm happy to teach you any new technique you've been wanting to learn as well. Here are a few suggestions: short rows, seaming and mattress stitch, picking up stitches, I-cord, provisional cast on, grafting, fair isle methods, intarsia...I'm sure you'll come up with even more.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Heart Bonnet in cashmere
Hope to see you in class!

P.S. The photos don't have much to do with anything, but aren't they pretty?


  1. How have i not seen the heart hat? i must make one! thanks for all the good info!

  2. It fit baby S for about 20 seconds. I love it, though. It goes into the keepsake trunk.