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May 2008

sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday
 

 

1

10 - 12

Thursday Morning Knitting Group

2

Open 1-8

Friday's "Not Your Average Knitter" Knitting Group 6-8pm

3

Open 10-4

Knitting 101-3 10:30-12

CUSTOMER FASHION SHOW 1-4pm

4
Stitch & Bitch

1-5pm

5

 

6
Closed
7
Closed

8
10 - 12 Thursday Morning Knitting Group


My 1st Sweater class - summer henley. 5-6:30

9
Open 1-8


Friday's "Not Your Average Knitter" Knitting Group 6-8pm

10

Open 10-4

Knitting 101-4 10:30-12

Needle Felting! 1-3:00pm

11
Stitch & Bitch 1-5pm

12
Open 10-5

Fiber Guild Meeting - Shellbyville

13
Closed




14
store closed

15
10 - 12

Thursday Morning Knitting Group

Baby Surprise Sweater - 5-6:30


16
Open 1-8

Friday's "Not Your Average Knitter" Knitting Group 6-8pm

17

Open 10-4


18
Stitch & Bitch 1-5pm

19
Open 10-5

 

20
Closed

 


21

store closed

22

10 - 12

Thursday Morning Knitting Group

 

 

 


 

23

Open 1-8

Friday's "Not Your Average Knitter" Knitting Group 6-8pm

24

Open 10-4

25


Stitch & Bitch 1-5pm

 

26
OPEN!

10-5

27

Closed


28

Closed

29

10 - 12

Thursday Morning Knitting Group

Baby Surprise Sweater 5-6:30

30

Open 1-8

Lunchtime Quickie Class 12-1 Alternative Cast Ons

Menu - Goat cheese Tart and Mixed Greens Salad with Olive Vinagrette desert to be determined

Herbal Iced tea

31

Open 10-4

 

 

 

June 2008

sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday
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2

3  Closed 4
Closed

5

Open 10-5

Baby Surprise Sweater 5-6:00

6 Open 1-8pm

Lunchtime Quickie Class 12-1 I-cord Bind Off

Menu - Roasted Veggie Soup and Sandwiches, Iced tea

7

Open 10-4

Tentatively Wet Felting with Jan all day

8
Stitch & Bitch

1-5pm

9

Open 10-5

 

10
Closed
11
Closed

12 Open 10-5
10 - 12 Thursday Morning Knitting Group


13
Open 1-8

Lunchtime Quickie Class 12-1 Kitchener Stitch

Menu - TBD but I am thinking Stuffed Zucchini boats and a salad


Friday's "Not Your Average Knitter" Knitting Group 6-8pm

14

Open 10-4

Knitting 101-4 10:30-12

Needle Felting! 1-3:00pm

15
Stitch & Bitch 1-5pm

16
Open 10-5

Fiber Guild Meeting - Shellbyville

17
Closed




18
store closed

19
10 - 12

Thursday Morning Knitting Group


20
Open 1-8

Lunchtime Quickie Class 12-1

Seaming

Friday's "Not Your Average Knitter" Knitting Group 6-8pm

21

Open 10-4


22
Stitch & Bitch 1-5pm

23
Open 10-5

 

24
Closed

 


25

store closed

26

10 - 12

Thursday Morning Knitting Group

 

 

 


 

27

Open 1-8

Lunchtime Quickie Class 12-1

Crocheted Edgings for your Knitting

Friday's "Not Your Average Knitter" Knitting Group 6-8pm

28

Knitting 101 Starts - Continues on July 5,19,26

Open 10-4

29


Stitch & Bitch 1-5pm

 

30
OPEN!

10-5



Lunchtime quickies will continue in July with Short Rows

 

 

 

If you are interested in signing up for a class, stop by the store ahead of time or give us a call at (615) 217-4966 to reserve your spot and pay your fees. Private lessons are also available at $12.00/half hour. Supplies for the classes are not included in the cost unless so stated. Of course, we prefer that you buy supplies here at the store and some classes will have a discount for supplies. Registration for classes requires payment at time of sign up.

If you are wanting to learn to knit with an individual lesson, we strongly recommend an hour lesson. 30 minutes is rarely long enough to pick up very much if you've never knit before.

Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend before signing up for class. If you can notify us a week before class of the need to cancel, you may be given credit for half the cost towards another class. Under a week, credit will only given if another student can be found to fill the space. There is no refund for missed classes. No make up classes are given and teachers are not permitted to meet away from the store for makeup classes. Classes that don't make (have at least 3 participants), of course we will refund the fee.

Class Descriptions:

Knitting 101: In 4 sessions learn the basics of knitting. In Session 1 you'll learn about different kinds of fiber, what all those symbols on the yarn label are for and how to figure out what needle size you need as well as casting on and knitting. Session 2 is about purling. You also learn some pattern stitches and what gauge is about. In session 3 you'll learn to do various increases and decreases and why you use different ones. Session 4 is finishing techniques and some extra things you need to know - sewing a seam, weaving in ends, knitting in a circle, picking up lost stitches, and a bit about reading a pattern. Supplies needed: yarn, straight needles, double pointed needles, a tapestry needle, crochet hook. Optional but helpful is The Knitter's Handbook or other basic knitting technique book, circular needle, row counter and stitch markers. $55.00

Beginning Crochet: Learn the basic crochet stitches and how to read a simple pattern. Class is $25.00. Two one hour sessions: 1) chain and single crochet, double crochet. 2) Half double, treble crochet, increase and decrease, and reading a pattern.

Free Form Crochet: Janet will walk you through all those great free form techniques and help you design a free form piece that could then be used for a pillow or put on a purse. Two sessions, $40.00. Must know basic crochet stitches - ch, sc, dc etc. Class will require a bunch of yarns, analogous colors and in lots of textures.

Needle Felting: Learn to make intricate designs with roving and a needle. (okay it's not ordinary needle). We'll make an embellished felt scarf and also learn about how to do 3 dimensional designs. Basic materials for the scarf are included in the price of the class. $40.00

Weaving: On a knitter's loom weave a scarf. This is an all day class. You will learn basics of warping the loom, terminology, and then of course, weaving. Materials should be purchased at the store and a 10% discount applies to yarns for class. There are several choices available of what to weave for this first scarf, but we'll keep it simple enough to be sure you finish in one day. Make an appointment to come in when Meredith is here and pick out your yarns and get them wound before class. Class fee includes use of loom & tools for the day only. (Looms may also be purchased at the end of the class) $65.00

Felted Bag: Two 90 minute sessions to make a felted bag. Learn the basics of designing your own bag, shaping, knitting in the round, adding embellishments, and the felting process. This is a great class for doing your first felted bag. Skills required: Knit, Purl, Increase, Decrease, Pick up stitches. $35.00. 10% off materials for the class. The pattern used will vary.

My First Lace: Learn the basics of lace knitting, how to read a chart, about life lines, etc. We'll start a simple lace pattern to make a beautiful lace scarf from sport or fingering weight yarn of your choice. The first 90 minute class will get you started. We'll continue with the next class and hopefully get done then. $30. Must know, knit, purl, increases and decreases. Pattern used will vary.

My First Sweater: Make a top down raglan sleeve sweater that requires no sewing. We'll walk you through the process of making it. Three sessions. (yes you can do a sweater that quickly). Great class if you have been hesitant to take the leap into making a bigger project or aren't sure about how to decipher that pattern. Must know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease. $45.00. 10% discount on yarn for the class.

Wet Felting: Come and learn the art of wet felting with Jan. Have fun playing with wool and water and make goodies from felt beads to scarves. Have a hearty breakfast - good felting takes energy. $65. Materials for felting are available at the store and complete materials list will be given when you register. You will need a bamboo or other textured mat and a large shallow pan, gloves are recommended to protect from water temperature changes.

Summer Lunchtime Quickie Classes: This is a series of 6 classes during lunchtime (12-1) on Fridays. You must register at least 3 days in advance for a class. We'll learn some skills and have a light lunch (soup, salad, sandwiches, drink, etc). $15 per session or $75 to sign up for all 6 weeks at once. Skills to be learned include Alternative Cast Ons, I cord Bind off, Kitchener stitch, Seaming up, , Crocheted edgings, Short Rows. There will be a 3 person minimum for the class to happen, and a limit of 8 folks per class.

Yarn Therapy Group: Bring your yarn and knitting problems to group and we'll help you figure them out. Once a month or so. Free but please reserve yourself a space ahead of time.

Stick a Fork in it Fridays (it's Done!): Not really a class - more of a group effort. Bring that UFO to group and we'll work on them together. Then when you finish it we'll cheer. And shop for your next project pattern and yarn and get 10% off that day only.Free!

Fair Isle Knitting: This one is special. Learn how to create all that wonderful colorwork on garments, bags or where ever you want. You'll love this and will be doing it everywhere. Jamie has designed a small project that can be done in traditional materials or even with larger yarns to do a bag. This is an intermediate class requiring that you be able to Knit, Purl, Increase, Decrease, Pick up stitches, and knit in the round. You will be learning to knit holding the yarns in two hands. $40.00

Color Theory for Knitters: Ever knit something and then look at it and wonder what you were thinking when you put those colors together? Learn about colors and how to put them together in pleasing combinations, what works and what doesn't and more importantly - why. Get inspired for a new colorfulproject. $30.00 Two 1 1/2 hr sessions.

Sock Class: The sock class is a five week course. Learn how to knit socks using the magic loop! Prerequisites include: all the skills learned in beginning and intermediate knitting, plus the long-tail cast-on. The sock class is $65. Must have Queen Kahuna Crazy Toes & Heels Book and one pair #1 40" Addi's (#2 if youryarn is thicker).Books are available at the store.

Sock in a Day Class: This one is for those of you who can't commit to 5 sessions. 4 1/2 hours on a Saturday to make a mini sock from dk or worsted weight yarn on size 6/7 needles. You'll learn all the principals and techniques of sock making that we teach in the other class. Must know knit, purl, increases and decreases and long tail cast on, knitting in the round on magic loop. $50.00. The book used is Crazy Toes & Heels which you must have for the class and can be purchased at the store.

Magic Loop: Find freedom from double pointed needles forever. Learn to knit on one circular needle for ANY circular project. $10.00

Baby Surprise Sweater: One of those wonderful classic knitted designs from Elizabeth Zimmermann. We'll do a baby sweater that looks like an amorphous blob and then magically folds into a sweater with only two short seams. Size is changed by the gauge you get. The worsted weight one I did is about a size 9 months. DK weight can get a newborn size. Requires purchase of The Opinionated Knitter. 3 sessions. $35.00

Drop Spindle Class: Learn to spin your own yarn! First learn basic drop spindle skills and then a technique for plying the yarn. Requires a drop spindle and fiber. Class is$35.

Modular Knitting (Technique Class): Learn this versatile technique for making scarves, bags, sweaters shawls without having to sew little pieces together at the end. Use up leftover yarns and stash yarns you bought without a plan. It's fun and easier than it looks. Skills needed: CO, Knit, Purl. You'll learn decreases, changing yarns and picking up stitches in class. $30.00

Kool Aid Dyeing: Learn to dye yarn with Kool Aid (you'll never drink it again). Carole is teaching this one. Ask her about her koolaid socks, they are so pretty. We'll supply the yarn - a skein of worsted weight wool, and the dye. Please bring rubber gloves, an apron if you want one, a glass baking dish or pie plate no larger than 8 inches square, a foam brush, and turkey baster if you have one. $40.00 plus $12 materials fee.

Natural Dyeing: Coming late this summer. We'll be outside all weekend, mordanting and dyeing wool with a variety of natural dyes, many of which you can find in your own back yard or the kitchen. Price includes several skeins of dyeable yarns, mordant, and dye materials. Bring an apron and rubber gloves and your lunch, a lawn chair. $125.00. Minimum of 4 participants needed. This is a fairly labor intensive class.