is tomorrow - Saturday April 12, 10-2. Come out , bring the kids - there'll be farm things and interactive activities for everyone. Learn about where your food comes from and your clothes - Lisa will be there spinning and weaving too.
This is also a new yarn. Plymouth Monte Donegal. Very soft Tweed, hand dyed and solids, light worsted weight. I was supposed to be on a sort of yarn diet - not ordering any new yarn. Even though we are going into Spring and Summer I couldn't resist this one.
Oh what to write about? I'm drawing a blank. All I've been knitting lately is dishcloths. While that is a good thing, it hurts my shoulder to work with cotton, so it has to stop for a few days. I am in the beginning stages of a writing pattern for a knitting bag that will be a class in the Fall. And working on a crocheted vest for the store in Cotton Fleece. Cotton Fleece is an old standby from Brown Sheep Yarns and I just recently started carrying it. It is 80% cotton and 20% wool. I have several colors in and more is on the way, including some baby colors. It makes great baby clothes and blankets and nice adult clothing too.
Well, back to pattern writing for dishcloths - remember those patterns I promised would arrive weekly starting in May....gotta get to it now.
Well almost anyway. Lots of new things continue to arrive for spring. And fun projects keep making themselves known – I keep seeing things and saying “I’ve gotta make that”.
The weird weather means no gardening yet for a while but in preparation for needing small projects that can be finished quickly I have ordered Premier Yarns Home – a new brightly colored dishcloth cotton. April 12th I will teach a class for a round dishcloth that uses short rows. This is a quick project for learning a popular technique.
Then in May I will start emailing a new dishcloth pattern every Monday. Most of these will involve a fun new stitch but I will include some crochet patterns too. You could do the whole summer’s worth of patterns and sew them together into a blanket or just have a bunch of washcloths to give away.
Saturday, April 12th is Adventures in Agriculture day at Lane Agripark (I think its 9-12 or so). This is a fun thing for kids and adults. Help your kids understand where their food and clothing come from, learn about farming and spinning and weaving. Lisa will be there spinning and weaving and knitting. There are kids activities, lots to do and learn.
Yarn Therapy Group is Monday, March 31st, 5pm. Call ahead for reservations and get help for your troubled projects.
Weaving School is April 5th, This class will focus on making lace on your loom. You should have your own loom, and already be able to weave a bit. There are still spots left.
Robin is teaching “How to Read a Crochet Pattern” on Sat April 12th. I hear a lot of folks saying they’d love to make something but can’t understand the pattern. Here’s the class for you.
I am teaching a lace shawl class starting on April 26th. I have a couple of patterns for you to choose from. This is a shawl in any weight yarn you want, since the size can be adjusted as needed. You learn how in class.
I have had a request for a How to Fix Mistakes class….If you are interested in taking this some time in May, please let me know.
Did you know most of my patterns are available on Ravelry? They are, including the newest one for a Modular Baby Blanket.
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