Thursday, April 21, 2011

May Classes

May is going to be a busy month for me! I am officially on the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners board of directors. I’ll be working as the Membership and Promotions coordinator. I’m very excited to take on this roll!

I’m also starting a six-year hand-spinning course through the OHS this month. I’m so excited to spend 10 days immersed in fibre with a bunch of “fibre people”.

I’m teaching the following classes in May at Passionknit in Toronto. Please register in advance either by coming into the shop or calling Passionknit at (416) 322-0688:

Beginner Crochet – Little Fishy

Learn the basics of crochet in this fun class. Learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a pattern, increasing and decreasing. Participants will be working on a cute fish-shaped potholder! (Peachy)
Tues. May 17, 7 – 9pm. $30 plus materials.*

The Entrelac Technique - Noro Silk Garden Lite Scarf!

If you’re interested in Entrelac, this is the class for you! We will be going over the technique, and participants will be inspired by the beautiful Noro colours! Please know how to knit, purl, pick up stitches and read a pattern. (Pinchy)
Thurs. May 19 or Tues. May 31, 7 – 9pm. $30 plus materials.*

Finishing Techniques – Seams and Picking Up Stitches
This class is for those who are interested in augmenting their finishing skills. We will go over the most used seaming techniques (the mattress stitch and the back stitch) and learn how to pick-up stitches. We will also talk about the importance of blocking and go over other useful terms and definitions. Students will be required to make three 3” by 3” stockinette stitch squares out of a medium weight yarn and block them in time for the class. Please bring the following to class: your knitted squares, contrasting yarn, darning needle, scissors and knitting needles of same size used to make squares. Please note that the homework is to be done independently and no instruction will be given prior to class. (Pinchy)
Thurs. May 26, 7 – 9pm. $30*

Class Rating:
Peachy = All Levels
Pinchy = Medium

Persnickety = Difficult

*Please bring your knitting tool bag to class: Needles, stitch markers, scissors, note pad, etc. Also, please roll any skeins into balls before class!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Non-Fibre Life.....

Well, yes, there are other things I do besides fiber-licious stuff. For the past five months I've been learning to swing dance! In addition to social dancing with a partner, I've joined an all girls Charleston group called "The Ladybugs". We had our first performance about a week ago and it went well! For those of you that know me try and find me in these videos.....

"Ain't She Sweet":

"All I do is Dream of You":

I also completed my first full two-colour-in-the-round-picking one colour-throwing the other project. A cute "Year of the Rabbit" hat (I'm a rabbit!) by Good Egg. A really fun pattern!