Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Going, Going, Gone!

contributed by Shawn

Last Saturday we introduced several new students to the art and joy of knitting in our Learn to Knit Class. It filled up quickly and in the days leading up to it we still had folks calling to see if they could sign up for the class. I wish we could have accommodated everyone - it would have been a hoot!

So this is your reminder that if you want to join us for any of the upcoming exciting new classes we are offering, don't wait! Do it today. 

There are just a few spots left in our First Time Sweater class that starts on Monday, February 13th. Jill just sent us a really fun striped version of the Roll Raglan Sweater Pattern that we will be using in class. 
Don't worry, you don't have to knit stripes unless you would like to. This sweater is a fun project and you will learn a lot in the class: increases, decreases, working two sides of the neck at the same time, picking up stitches and proper finishing techniques!

In our upcoming Understanding Gauge class on Thursday, February 16th, Barb will be sharing a huge wealth of information - don't miss this class! Gauge is often considered a dirty word in knitting, because people just don't seem to want to talk about it. But it's the most important aspect of knitting. Come and join us so you can understand what gauge is, how you can change it and what effects this will have on your yarn and knitting.

For those of you scarf knitters, it's time to learn a new technique! In our Knitting Basic Mittens class we will show you how to make a pair of simple mittens. 
Mitten we will be making in class
After the class, you'll be feeling so confident that you can make yourself a pair of our Warmest Mittens. These are lined with the coziest, furriest yarn... not visible in this picture.
Our Warmest Mitten sample - come try it on!
If you haven't tried our sample on, please do. We find that most people don't want to take it off, and end up making themselves a pair!
Our Rectangly Hat has been one of the most popular winter projects in the shop.

It's not that difficult (it only looks it!) but people requested that we turn this into a class, so we did. Sometimes it's more fun to knit a project like with a group, and we know you will love learning this double knitting technique!

If you want to join in on any of these classes, give us a call at the shop.

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