Saturday, August 29, 2009

Classes, classes, classes!

We have a class schedule! We've had people asking this summer for all different types of classes, and I was assigned the task of coordinating with our instructors and my co-workers to come up with a good class listing, so I hope everyone can find something fun on our list.

Those of us who will be teaching, and leading adventurous folks in these new knitting directions have been busy preparing, knitting swatches and samples, and we're getting excited! It is always so much fun to meet new folks and get a chance to share a great fiber experience with them.

I myself can't wait to share some of our swatch notebooks from this summer's knitting camps with beginning knitters in the new Learn to Knit Patterns & Swatches workshop. It was such a hit with our young folks this summer, that we're using it for adults now!
We have an impressive set of swatches for newer knitters in our swatch notebook. Do you have one? You should! Take a look at ours the next time that you're in the shop and you may start one for yourself.

I'm also looking forward to delving into the world of crochet with knitters who are looking to expand their repertoire and folks who are curious to try the fiber arts with just one hook rather than two needles. I'll be teaching the Learn to Crochet Class, and we'll each make a fun and easy potholder. We're getting Mission Falls 1824 Cotton back in the shop which is perfect for this project! Jill and Barb told me how great this yarn is. I've never used it before, so I can't wait to whip out a few potholders with it.

Some of our project classes feature designs that are very popular with our customers. Norah Gaughan designs are our most popular, so if
you want to tackle a sweater project, take a look at the Eastlake sweater class.

Another one of our most popular patterns is the Flared Rib Scarf. It's not that it's difficult, but it is a charted pattern, so sign up for this class if you need instruction reading those nifty little charted symbols.

We also have technique classes - for those techniques you haven't yet tried, but would like to! Cables, lace, knitted toys, fair isle, and first time socks on double pointed needles. Don't forget rug hooking! And just in case you can't find what you're looking for or have a project that needs a bit more help, we're making appointments for individual private instruction too.

For more information about these classes and our full class schedule please take a look at the listings online or stop by the shop for a handout. We hope to see you soon!

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