Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Late Fall 2011 Courses

Don't delay.  Classes start November 10.  Register online.

We have time for another set of classes before Christmas. Let me know if you want to join in..
We'll be offering a knitting fundamentals course again, as well as the popular projects class. The workshop will focus on hats -- just in time for Christmas gifts.
Knitting Fundamentals - For the novice to advanced beginner - $65*
Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
November 10 and 17, skip Thanksgiving, December 1, 18, 15 and 22
Classes at this level will contain a mix of new knitters, early learners, and more accomplished students who will benefit from review. It’s a good idea to begin with this course, even if you have knit or crocheted before, to be sure you have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals before continuing to another level.
If you are a beginner, you will learn to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, plus a myriad of other things as they come up, such as yarn characteristics, importance of gauge swatches, etc. Those who are more experienced will be given additional homework and/or a project.
Many students take this course several times,* advancing as they go, with beginners learning from the more advanced knitters and the more advanced knitters benefitting from reviewing the instruction given to the beginners. No two classes are exactly the same because they are driven by the needs and progress of the group and the particular questions that are raised. *$55 for students who repeat this class.
YOUR PROJECT (knit or crochet) – For intermediate to advanced students - $65*
Sundays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm
November 13, 20 and 27, December 4, 11 and 18
Prerequisite: For knitters, mastery of the concepts taught in Knitting Fundamentals. For crocheters, mastery of the concepts taught in Crochet Fundamentals.
This very popular course is limited to 4 students. Each student will begin (or continue) a personal project, such as a scarf, hat, sweater, bag or socks. We will address yarn and needle choices, gauge swatching, pattern modification, trouble shooting, finishing, blocking, you name it. This is a support class, with no specific teaching curriculum. Students receive individual help and benefit from the issues raised by others. The course may be repeated as often as desired, to get continuing ideas and help with projects. *$55 for any student who has taken this class before.


HATS! – For intermediate to advanced students - $40
Sunday, December 11, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Prerequisite: Mastery of the concepts taught in Knitting Fundamentals.
We will work on a knitted cap that makes use of scrap yarn on a base, with a curly-cue or pompom top. Good for a creative gift, or for yourself -- or just to make use of some of that yarn you've been to get to. Easy. Each one unique. 

Private Sessions – All levels
For the absolute beginner who wants individual knitting or crochet instruction. For the student at any level who needs some additional help with a technique. For anyone who is stumped by a pattern or wants to get some new ideas.

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