Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Classes and Workshops

(Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes. Those of you cannot attend daytime classes, please let us know what class you would like to take ~ we would be glad to create a class for you in the evening or on Saturday.)

Beginning Knitting Class
This is a class for those who have no prior knitting experience and can be scheduled at your leisure. If you would like to schedule a beginner class for yourself or for a group of friends, just call the shop to set up a time and date.

Intermediate Knitting Class, Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 10am - 12pm.
This class is offered every Tuesday. Students will work with Kim to choose an appropriate project they would like to work on in this class. Those who sign-up for this class should have already taken the Beginning Knitting Class or have a good knowledge of the basics of knitting.

Helmetliner Knit-a-long, Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm - 3pm.
As a participant in the Helmetliner knit-a-long you will learn the long-tail cast-on, joining in the round, knit2 purl2 ribbing, knitted cast on, picking up stitches, decreasing, binding off, working in the round, and reading a pattern!

Sock & Lace Workshop Day, Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 10am - 3pm.
Sock and Lace workshops will be held every Wednesday. If you would like to begin a pair of socks or a lace project, or if you need help with any aspect of knitting socks or lace, you are welcome to join the workshop at any time. You may choose to knit your socks Cuff-down or Toe-up.

Aran Afghan Block of the Month, Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 3pm - 5pm.
In this class series, you will create a beautiful Aran afghan one block at a time over the next few months. Each month, we will focus on one of the squares in the book The Great American Afghan. You may attend as many of the class sessions as you would like during each month. Come by the shop to get your copy of the pattern book for this beautiful afghan and to choose your yarn. To view a photo of the pattern book, click here.

The Sidekick Bag, Thursday, October 8, 1pm - 3pm.
Felting is fun, and in this class you will create the terrific felted bag pictured at the top of this newsletter. It is a quick knit full of fun new techniques for you to learn!

Fair Isle ULL Bag, Thursday, October 15, 1pm - 3pm.
Show your school spirit when you sport this great University of Louisiana, Lafayette bag designed by Kim. If you would like to create a bag for a high school team or another college team, Kim will be glad to help you with the design of your unique bag.

Fair Isle LSU Bag, Thursday, October 22, 1pm - 3pm.
Show your school spirit when you sport this great Louisiana State University bag designed by Kim. If you would like to create a bag for a high school team or another college team, Kim will be glad to help you with the design of your unique bag.

Yarn Tasting, Friday, October 16, 11am
Each participant will receive lunch, a “taste” of the beautiful Plymouth Earth Oceanside Organic Cotton yarn, and a technique class during which you will tryout your new yarn.

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