close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Why, yes! We do have classes!

Why, yes...we do have classes!  And our wonderful teachers are ready for you.
The flashy stuff first.  Calley Dodero wants to teach you how to crochet a wee urchin on Monday night.  She has been selling her vintage-inspired pieces of lovely at crafty markets and online, and this girl has an eye for cool/funky/pretty/lace/glitter...but not cutesy.  
Her big ol' pouf pillows have been crazy popular, so we thought it might be nice to try a scaled-back version.  Give a call to the shop to sign up.  You'll have a great time.
I know there are knitters out there who are just pining away over the gorgeous sock yarns at our shop.  Rightly so.  If you want to learn socks (with worsted weight yarn and US6 needles), our Beginning Socks class is for you.  You will learn the basics of sock construction, turning a heel, shorts rows, closing up the toes, all that scary stuff.  Then you'll be ready to tackle the fingering weight yarn and US1 needles, I promise.

If you are reading this blog, you likely know how to knit or crochet.  But maybe you'd like to learn the thing you don't know.  Maybe you have a friend who has been longing to learn one or the other (or both).  Well we have the classes for you, too.

Our lovely Ann will get you started with the basic skills in either craft in just two short hours.  She is that good.  In her Learn to Knit Workshop, you will learn the basic knit and purl stitches, as well as casting on, binding off, and increasing.  The next class is all set in March, and it never hurts to sign up early and get ready.

Want to try crochet?  She can teach you that, too.  There is a class on February 4 and one on March 18.  You will walk away knowing how to make a chain, crochet in a circle, and work a single and double crochet.  This workshop has been so popular, there is often a demand for a Crochet 2, which Ann will often offer as a follow up.  These classes are a great way to get your feet wet and learn some basic skills in a two-hour workshop.  Ann is a very patient teacher, and she will help you work through any difficulties.

If you'd prefer to dive into knitting head-first, Adrienne's Beginning and Beyond might be for you.  In this three-week session, she will teach you to make just about anything.  If you are a true beginner, you will learn enough to start (and complete?) a project with confidence.  If you have the basic skills but want someone to hold your hand as you try a new project, this class is for you, too.  A session just started this week, but the next one begins in the middle of February.  This class has been very popular, so we run it at least once a month.  Keep checking back for new dates.  (Added bonus...Adrienne is a lefty, so she can help all you left-handers out there who are frustrated!)

Give us a call or stop by the shop to sign up!

1 comment:

  1. Btw, babies love the tiny poofs. A great shower gift! :)