Monday, February 1, 2016

New knit along and a couple of classes

Hi everyone

Hope you are all doing well and knitting up a storm, below is information about another upcoming knit along and a couple of classes, hope some of it appeals to you!!  As always space is limited so  please let me know if you are planning to attend any of the knit- alongs or classes.
Happy Knitting
Lemongrass Knit along.
As always this is a knit along not a class, we will be knitting this sweater together and helping each other along the way, there is no charge to come and do it but I do ask you to buy your wool and pattern  from me.
I have started to carry a new yarn and what better way to get to know it then do a knit along. I am really excited to knit this great sweater. We have knit a sweater by this designer before,   take a look and see if you are interested.  Lemongrass ,
The yarn I am planning for us to use is called Nepal from Garnstudio in Norway. It is a lovely blend of wool and alpaca.
You can see the colours at the link below and I have a few colours in the store now.  It comes in 50 gm balls and most of you will need 12 to 14 balls for this sweater. It sells for $4.99 a ball.  You could also use the Cascade Eco wool if you wanted which is 100% wool.
Please pick your colour asap so I can order them in and then we can get going on this sweater.
I am hoping to start on March 2nd if we receive the yarn in time.  We will meet on Wed afternoons 1 pm to 3 pm once the yarn has arrived and will meet til most of us have finished our sweater .  I do have a few colours in the store now, so you can see what it is like. I also have a booklet with the colours or you can look at them on line at the below link.
Introduction to Sock Adventures (perfect for new sock knitters):
 We are running the "Introductory Sock Adventure" sessions on two consecutive Tuesday mornings from 10 am to noon, from February until May:
  Please note Must have knit at least one pair of sock in order to sign up for these sessions. This is not a beginner sock class.
February 16 & 23
March 15 & 22
April 12 & 19
May 10 & 17 
The first Tuesday is to get the pattern I have selected for that month, select your yarn, and learn some new techniques.  The following Tuesday is to get help with any issues or problems you may encounter.
The cost will be $40.00 + HST each month, which includes the printed pattern, yarn and instruction.  Needles are available to purchase but are not included.  There is no commitment to attend every month, please email call the shop to register for the February 16th  & 23rd  10 am til 12 noon
 Please note: These will be sock patterns that have been previously knit as "Sock of the Month"or "Adventures in Socks" projects.  If you previously attended the evening sock sessions you may have knit these socks already.
Eco Warrior Market Bag.  You read it right, a CROCHET-along! In the spirit of using our brains to improve our health, we are stretching into the crochet world. This is a simple crocheted bag that expands to hold A LOT and is very pretty. 
 Very basic skills (single crochet, chain, slip stitch) are all that are required. and will be taught Feb 11th. No previous crochet experience required.
The cost will be $35+HST and will include yarn, pattern, and crochet hook.  All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a willingness to STRETCH!
 Date: Thursday February 11th and 18th from 1:30 pm  - 3:30 pm
Cost: $35 +HST
To see samples of this bag see: Crocheted Market Bag in Ravelry or we have one at the store.
Successful Sundays:
The Friday afternoon "help sessions" with Cathy have been a hit, and are now also available for a few Sunday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.  The cost is $10 per session, cash only please.  You can get basic knitting help, pattern reading assistance, or fixes to your knitting mistakes.  Pre-registration by phone or email is required  as we can only accept 4 people for each session.
Dates: February 7, February 21, March 13 and March 27.

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