Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shameless Plug

I taught my first knitting class of the season tonight--a garterlac spa cloth. Did you miss the class? Well, dry those tears and stop the pity party! I'll be teaching it again in next month at Haus of Yarn. Check out the schedule for more knitting and learning opportunities.

Wouldn't these make a great Christmas gift paired with a bar of hand crafted soap?
I'm also teaching a tiny Christmas sock. These little guys are just adorable and can be easily knit up in an evening. If you've never knit a sock and want to give it a go, sign up for this class and you'll be turning a heel before you know it.

Here's a complete list of all my classes for the fall:

Some Assembly Required
Experience: Must be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, follow a simple pattern
Quick and painless finishing techniques! Invisible side and shoulder seams, picking up stitches for button bands and necklines, button holes, weaving in ends. If you have a finishing problem, bring your project and we’ll figure it out.
Materials: Swatch yarns in worsted weight preferably wool or wool blend, 24” or longer circular needle 2 sizes smaller than the needles used for swatches, tapestry needle, scissors
Homework required (instructions will be given when student signs-up)
Class Cost: $45 for two 2-hour sessions
Scheduled Dates:
Monday September 13, 20 time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Saturday October 30 time: 4:00 – 7:30pm

Great Beginnings (Ways to Cast On)
Experience: Must be able to knit and purl
Expand your knitting repertoire with more ways to cast on! We’ll explore knitted and cable cast-on, continental or “long-tail” cast-on, Norwegian cast-on, tubular (extra stretchy) cast-on, decorative Channel Island cast-on, crochet chain provisional cast-on.
Materials: Two or three contrasting colors of worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in light, solid colors. Straight or circular needles and crochet hook in size appropriate for yarn. Additional needles in various sizes (slightly smaller or larger) may be helpful for experimenting.
Class Cost: $25 for 1 two-hour session
Scheduled Dates:
Monday September 27 time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Monday October 11 time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Monday November 8 time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Garterlac Spa Cloth
Experience: cast on, knit and purl
Entrelac simplified! Learn the basics of entrelac while making a cotton spa cloth.
Materials: Cotton yarn *(we recommend Mission Falls 1824 cotton), appropriate needles.
Class cost: $25 for 1 two-hour class
Scheduled Dates:
Tuesday September 7 time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Monday October 4 time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Saturday November 6 time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Tuesday December 7 time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Tiny Christmas Sock
Experience: Knit and purl
Make a super cute tiny sock, perfect for a Christmas ornament or gift tag. Very simple construction makes this class a good introduction to sock knitting without committing to a large project.
Materials: DK yarn and DPNs, stitch marker
Class cost: $30 for 1 three-hour session
Scheduled Dates:
Sunday November 14 time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Saturday December 4 time: 4:00 – 7:00pm
Call Haus of Yarn to sign up! 615-354-1007

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