I just started a crochet afghan - a Carolyn Christmas Crochet Along thing off Ravelry called Circle Dance Afghan....Anyone else interested? I had no business starting it but I did anyway. I have WAY TOO MANY projects going, including another crocheted afghan I still have to finish. My usual February is for finishing thing may have to extend into March and April at this rate.
Then in February we are starting a crochet squares afghan Crochet Along. First and Third Wednesdays at 5 pm at least through May.......Free with purchase of the yarn and book here.
I just added an Entrelac class to the schedule for the end of February. I swore I'd never teach it again, then I was talking to the Leisure Arts rep and they have a new booklet he swears is a good one. I ordered it and will teach a class. I love, love, love doing Entrelac, but the whole left handed knitting thing made it hard for me to teach. Now it should be easier. It is so pretty.....
We don’t have it that bad, but we are less prepared for it than those poor folks up north….Make lots of warm woolly things fast with some bulky yarn. We have lots in and more is due this week. More colors of Marble arrived this afternoon.
I changed LOTS of things around last week. The store is mostly organized by size of yarn now. It has been opened up a lot by some furniture moving we did too. It looks so much better and I can see the door from the back now. No more searching for where that voice came from when you come in!
January is mitten KAL month traditionally. I’m doing Whovian mittens (on Ravelry). Fair Isle – Doctor Who theme…. Anyone up for a little Mitten Knitting? There is a discussion on Ravelry in our group there – just join in and post pictures when you get done.
I scheduled a Weaving on the Knitter’s Loom class for Wednesday evenings this month – for those who can’t do Saturdays when it usually is.
Weaving School classes start in February – this is the one that meets once a month to learn some more advanced weaving skills.
And this month is the first of Yarn Therapy Group. This meets the last Monday of the month for an hour. Bring your troubled and delinquent projects and we’ll work on fixing them and getting them headed back in the right direction. Please reserve your space in this one ahead of time as space is limited.
Classes are up through March (mostly – we’ll add more I’m sure). Lisa is teaching a baby Cocoon class that promises to be really cute – it’s a sock monkey thing. That’s Feb 1st.
Stay warm – a good fire, hot chocolate and some wool – works for me.
Our Annual Mitten Knit A Long starts on Friday Jan 3rd, 4pm. Bring whatever mitten you decide to make and we can start together or just knit along with us. There'll be a discussion thing on our Ravelry page you can post on too.
I'm doing Dr Who Mittens to go with the scarf I recently finished. YAH!