Sunday, March 23, 2014

March-April Classes

Synopsis: By request of the students in last session's fundamentals class, I'm doing a Fundamentals II class to expand on the skills and learn cables, colors, working in the round etc. Join us if you want to learn all that in one fell swoop.

New Classes: I'm trying out two new classes this term: "Finish that UFO (Unfinished Object)" and "Make a Spring Vest Using Just Your Stash." Please consider joining us.

Discount for multiple classes: Because I know we all need to pinch our pennies (so we'll have more for yarn), I will give a of $5 per class, whenever you sign up for more than one class in a session.

Register right away: Some of the classes may fill up quickly, so be sure to let me know right away if you see something that interests you.

Advanced Knitting Fundamentals - $75
Five Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
March 27, April 3, 10, 17 and May 1 (no class April 24)

Prerequisite: Persons taking this class will have a good grasp of the skills taught in the Level One Knitting Fundamentals course.            
Advance your skills while working on representative projects. You will learn how to knit in the round (including “magic loop”), create cable stitches, explore the fun of lace knitting, and experiment with color techniques like intarsia and fair isle (where you hold one color in each hand). Become confident at pattern reading, substituting yarns and making repairs.


Finish that UFO (Unfinished Object) - $65
        Five Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
        March 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 22

We've ALL been here
Most of us have something we have worked on and even finished – that is except for the actual ”finishing” part.  We can’t figure out how to set in the sleeves, how to sew the seams, how to pick up stitches for the button or neck band, what to do about all those yarn ends, how to make those button holes, or put in that zipper. And just what is a kitchener stitch, anyway?

 Might as well admit it: You got stalled and, out of frustration, just started something else. Well, no more. This spring, right now, we are going to tackle those UFOs. If you have something in this category (ahem), take it out of your “to do” basket and into this workshop so we can get some closure.  (Psst, once these are completed, there’s nothing to stop you from starting something else).  

Make a Spring Vest Using Just Your Stash - $65
        Five Sundays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm
        March 23 and 30, April 6, 20 and 27 (no class April 13)

Working from side-to-side, create your unique vest, using only yarns that you have on hand. Make it warm and cozy, using mostly thick yarns. Or light and airy with thinner yarns. Make it brightly colored, or maybe muted. What does your stash say about you. Bring it all in and get help picking just the right combination for this project.

Liza and her many-colored wonders
Although we will all work with the same pattern outline, you will alter it to create something that is tailored to your shape and needs and is uniquely yours.
There is no mistake that can’t be made into a fashion statement.

Your Project - $50
        Five Sundays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
        March 23 and 30, April 6, 20 and 27 (no class April 13)

This is a support class, with no specific teaching curriculum.  Students are expected to have a facility with the concepts taught in the beginning fundamentals course (knit or crochet).
Each student will begin (or continue) a personal project, such as a scarf, hat, sweater, jacket, bag or socks. We will address yarn and needle choices, gauge swatching, pattern modification, trouble shooting, repairs, finishing, blocking, you name it. 
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 project.



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.

A great way to start.  Get additional help during classes or with a specific project.

Tip: If you are new to knitting/crocheting, and don’t have the time for a full class, a good option is to sign up for a reduced-price  “package” of two or three lessons.

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