Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Classes

Our class schedule for this summer is focusing on workshops (use your pre-paid punch card for the workshops and save $), many two session knitting classes and Kids Knitting where they will be making an iPod/cell phone cozy.

Summer Classes

Summer Punch Card Workshops

Purchase a 5-hour or 10-hour punch card in advance for $50 or $100 and come to any of the workshops. Please sign up for the workshops as space is limited. Workshops will be offered in every schedule so your cards will remain valid.

July Workshops

Finishing Workshop
Tuesday, July 7th 5:30-6:
Do you dread the Kitchener Stitch? Have sweater bits & pieces laying around waiting to magically "become" a sweater?
Learn how to use common finishing techniques for sewing your finished project together, graft, hem edges, set in sleeves, pick up sts and different methods of blocking.

Materials: 2 - 6" knit squares, yarn for sewing, knitting needles in size used to knit your squares & a darning needle.
$15 per session; or 1 punch on your punch card

Basic Knitter Crochet Workshop
Tuesday, July 14th 5:30-6:30
Ever been asked to do the Crab Stitch? Crochet an edging? Crochet pieces together? I will teach you some basic crochet skills to help you along in your knitting.
Materials: 2 - 6" knit squares, yarn for sewing, crochet hook same size as the knitting needles used to knit squares & a darning needle
$15 per session; or 1 punch on your punch card

Repair Class Workshop
Tuesday, July 21st 5:30-6:30
Dreaded Dropped Stitch? Cable going the wrong way? Mysterious yarn over or hole? Did you forget a yarn over? Let me show you how to repair and fix easy to hard mistakes. Feel confident in your knitting... even when you're not perfect!
Materials: 6" square still on needles or a project that you have going that has mistakes you would like to learn to fix.
$15 per session; or 1 punch on your punch card

August Workshops

Sweater Construction Workshop
Tuesday, August 4th 5:30-6:30
Learning how sweaters are constructed can help you learn what shapes, styles and design features will work best for the sweater project you have in mind. Learn about different styles of sleeves, body shapes and necklines.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner- intermediate

Materials: Pattern you are considering, notebook and pen

$15 per session; or 1 punch on your punch card

Fitting (Measuring Yourself) Workshop
Tuesday, August 18th 5:30-6:30
Have you ever wondered why the sweater you just slaved over for months has sleeves that are baggy & the body is too tight? Not sure where your waist truly is? Where you should stop & start side shaping?
Come join us for a workshop to learn how to measure yourself, and others you love to knit for, and come out with beautiful hand knits you are proud to wear out of the house!

Skill Level:
Advanced beginner & up

Tape measure, notebook and pen and pattern

$15 per session; or 1 punch on your punch card

Knitting Classes

Kids Knitting Camp
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, July 6th, 7th & 9th 3:30-5:00
Beat midsummer boredom! This fun and creative workshop will provide your child with intensive instruction in knitting, purling, casting on, binding off, and weaving in ends. Kids will learn the skills they need to make an
I-Pod/Cell Phone cozy, and knitting class beats morning TV any day!
Materials: Worsted weight yarn, size 9 knitting needles, button to match yarn & a darning needle for sewing.
Skill Level: Eager and ready to learn!

Lace Scarf
Tuesdays, July 28th & August 11th 5:30 to 7:30

This elegant scarf is a beautiful blend of knitted plush mohair edged in a smooth blend of alpaca and silk that makes this a very flattering feminine accessory.
Materials: Interweave Knits Summer ’09, one ball of Rowan Kid Silk Haze and one skein of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Alpaca and Silk blend
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner knitter/ beginner crocheter

Baby/Toddler Jumper
Saturdays, August 15th & 22nd 11:00-1:00
Make this adorable cotton jumper for the little toddler in your life. The straps are adjustable so once it is to short for a dress it can become a top. This jumper is a fun knit where you will learn how to add stitches in the middle of row, knit in the round, increase and add a second color.
Materials: 1 skein Cotton Fleece, 2-3 skeins Patagonia cotton,
size 6 and 8 – 16” knitting needles, and pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner

First Hat
Mondays, August 3rd & 10th 5:30-7:30
Want to learn how knit in the round? In the First Hat class, you will learn the easy formula for using nearly any yarn and stitch to make a hat. You will also learn how to work with both circular and double pointed needles.
Materials: Worsted weight or yarn of choice at least 110 yards,
size 7 knitting needles or size needle for yarn and same size in Double Points

Skill Level: Beginner

Summer Yarn Tasting
Thursday, August 13th 6:00-8:00
Come sample some new summer yarns! You will receive a bag with enough yarn to swatch, a trail size of Soak Wool wash and a coupon for 15% off featured yarns. For fun we will rate the yarns and see which one is liked the best. Light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited so please call to reserve your spot.
Materials: Needle sizes from 3 to 9 for the various yarns.

Have a wonderful summer and remember our comfy couch is here for quality knitting and crocheting.

~ Julie

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