I hope you all had a great time with this year's Yarn Crawl; we enjoyed seeing everyone! In the previous email I stated that the new Knit-Along Project would begin Sunday, Apr 5, forgetting that it is Easter, so we WILL NOT start that day, but the following Sunday, Apr 12, instead! And remeber, you can begin this project anytime over the next few weeks.
New Knit-Along Project! It's a cute, multi-colored T-top using cool cotton or cotton blend yarn, and a variety of EASY lace and color work patterns; I'm making a new one using our new Sunseeker Shade and it's working up VERY QUICKLY! Sundays, $5, next meeting is Apr 12
New Classes: (Materials for classes must be purchased at Stitches In Time Yarn)
Crocodile Stitch Booties/Slippers $35 Learn this very interesting and basically easy stitch with the expert help of Maria Vazquez and make some adorable booties, or slippers for yourself; these make great gifts! Meets Sundays, April 19-26, 1:00-3:00 Skill level: must know basic crochet stitches
“Arm” Knitting $15 Yes, your arms are you “needles”! This is a fun (and fast) way to make a very cute accessory cowl; you may have seen this on Youtube, but if you want some personal attention, this class is for you! Meets Sunday, April 12, 1:00-3:00
Seamless Sweater Knitting for Adults or Children $50 This is a great next step after doing scarves and afghans; and now is a great time to start! Make a sweater for colder weather or even a light weight summer choice. Choice of patterns, materials must be purchased from Stitches In Time Yarn. Topics taught in class: basic top-down construction, gauge flat vs. in-the-round, simple finishing Skill level: beginner and beyond Meets Wednesdays, April 15, April 29, May 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Stephen West’s Two-Color Daybreak Shawl $50 This is a great accessory for spring (or really, anytime!) With ingenious construction techniques and endless color possibilities, the only limit is your imagination! Topics taught in class: garter-tab shawl cast on, stylistic increases, carrying yarn, stretchy bind off, basic blocking Students are responsible for purchasing pattern prior to first class session. Skill level: adventurous beginner and beyond Meets Wednesdays, April 15, April 29 and May 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daybreak
No Fear Cable Hat $40 This beautiful hat comes in both baby and adult sizes and is a perfect way to jump into cables; you’ll feel like a master once you learn how simple lattice cables can be. Students should be familiar with knitting hats in the round Topics taught in class: knitting in the round, chart reading, cables, decreasing in cable pattern Skill level: adventurous beginner and beyond Meets Wednesdays, May 6 and May 13; 3:00-5:00 Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traveling-cable-hat
The Right Yarn for the Job: Understanding Fiber Properties, $15 for a one-hour workshop May 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. OR May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. With so many different yarn and fiber choices on the market, sometimes the options can get overwhelming. In this simple one-hour workshop Hadley helps demystify yarn selection for you, by discussing different types of fibers and how they can best work for you. Bring questions and even yarn from your stash (within reason) and together we can discuss its properties. And if choosing the right yarn for a desired pattern or picking the pattern that will really showcase a special skein is giving you trouble, this workshop pairs well with the Ravelry.com workshop. Unlock Your Knitting with Ravelry.com, $15 for a one-hour workshop May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. OR May 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This website offers tons of knitting and crochet resources. Learn more about how to use it in a one-hour workshop. Watch Hadley demonstrate on a computer or bring a laptop/tablet to practice along with her. Bring your questions to get the most out of this interactive workshop. Regular Drop-In Class Schedule: Adults, Knitting and Crocheting: Mon: 10-00-1:00, 2:00-5:00 Wed: 2:00-5:00 Thurs: 2:00-5:00 Fri: 2:00-5:00, 5:30-8:30 Sat: 2:00-5:00 $12.00 for 1 class, $33.00 for 3, plus materials "Mom and Me" and Children: Wed: 2:00-3:30 Sat: 10:00-11:30 $5.00 per person plus materials My next class at Cerritos Senior Center is: Apr 28-May 19 $20 Anyone can join, you don’t have to live in Cerritos, so for some mid-week fun, join us!