Well, summer is winding down, vacations are over and fall will soon be upon us, along with cooler temperatures...and cooler temperatures means more knitting! We have been busily planning some great classes and Knit-Alongs for you this fall....so take a peek through the following classes and KAL's and let me know which ones strike your fancy!
Beginner sock knitting class (BASIC SOCK KNITTING)
Instructor: Cathy McCrackenBasic knitting knowledge is required : You need to know how to cast on and cast off, and to knit and purl.
You will learn to use double pointed needles (dpn's), and all it takes to knit a pair of socks!!
Fee $50.00 + HST ....Includes your yarn and pattern.You will need size 3.75mm double pointed needles which can be purchased here at the store if you do not have them already. Yarn for your socks is included in the fee.Date & Time:September 22nd, 29th and October 6th, from 2 PM til 4 PM if you wish to attend an afternoon class.ORSeptember 22nd, 29th and October 6th from 6:30 PM til 8:30 PM if you wish to attend an evening class.Ravelry 101, the Absolute Basics:Instructor: Cathy McCrackenFee $10 + HST
Date & Time:Tuesday, Sept 29th from 10:00 AM to 12 noon. Come out and learn the absolute basics of Ravelry!
Learn how to:
How to join groups
Requirements: Bring your fully charged tablet, iPad or laptop, and a willingness to join this fabulous family of knitters and crocheters!! You must be able to login to your email account (needed to join Ravelry).Please call or email to reserve your space.Ravelry 201, Beyond the Basics:Instructor: Cathy McCrackenFee $10 + HSTDate & Time:Tuesday September 22nd from 10 AM– 12 NoonLearn how to:
Start a project page
How to make Friends...and tons of other tidbits to make your Ravelry life much easier!!
Requirements: Bring your fully charged tablet, iPad or laptop and a willingness to join this fabulous
family of knitters and crocheters!! You will need to know your Ravelry name and password or have your device set to auto login for Ravelry.
Please call or email to reserve your space.ToeUp Sock Knitting using Magic Loop or 2 circular needles:Instructor: Cathy McCrackenFee $35 + HSTDate & Time:
Tuesday October 6th from 10 AM -12 noonLearn how to cast on, and to turn a heel for a toe up sock, Also how to do Magic Loop or 2 circulars. Included is a basic pattern, and the yarn with which to knit a pair of socks.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/worsted-boxyRequirements: Be familiar with knitting socks and their general construction. Bring needles to work with. Either 2 circulars 24” long or one circular at least 32” long, in the size you usually use to make socks with most likely 2.5mm or 2.25mm
Please call or email to reserve your space.Upcoming Knit-Alongs:Please note these are Knit-Alongs, not actual classes, so we will be learning together. There is no fee to attend, but I do ask that you buy your wool and pattern through me.BOXY:What a great comfy sweater this will be! There are two versions of this sweater, they both look the same ,one is done in a worsted weight yarn and the other in fingering , so many different yarns to choice from to make it your own. Check it out here on Ravelry,
We will be starting this on Thursday September 17th from 1 PM til 3 PM. and will run for as many weeks as it takes for most of us to get finished.This will be an easy knit as there is a lot of straight knitting on this project. Some eager beavers have already started knitting it LOL!! Please let me know if you are interested in joining me.Fair Isle ToteThis will be starting on Wednesday September 23th from 1 PM til 3 PM for as many weeks as it takes to get most of us finished.
This is a felted tote bag that we have already done once with great success so have decided to do it again!!This is a great way to start doing a bit of two colour knitting as the felting really hides any mistakes!!Since this project takes 6 colours of yarn but has lots of several colours left over, we will be following this with another project that also uses several colours of the same yarn. So hopefully if you are interested, it will use up your leftovers from the first projects
The second project is this great little capelet. I do have a sample of it at the store if you want to check it out. So if you are interested in one, or both of these projects, please let me know and I will add you to the list.The Capelet will be on the same day of the week and time as the felted tote (once we are finished the tote bag )... so if you are interested in the capelet only, I will let you know when we will be starting. It.I hope there is something of interest to you, please let me know if there are classes or Knit Alongs you would be interested in , as I am always looking for new ideas!Happy KnittingLynn