"March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." That old adage describes the blustery days of Spring, when we might be buffeted by high winds and thunder-storms or ice and snow. With the changing seasons, we change our fiber habits as well. Lighter yarns, more plant fiber, and smaller projects keep our hands busy while waiting for the storms of life to pass.
Learn to Knit with Joan on Thursdays! Take up a new skill or polish up
old ones in this
3 week series.
March 1 we'll cast on and knit. Already know a cast on method? Then we'll practice a new one! Already knit using the European method on tensioning ("throwing")? Then we'll practice continental knitting!
March 8 we will learn the purl stitch and explore what happens when we combine knits and purls in different ways.
March 15 we'll increase, decrease and bind off. When we fi
nish all lessons we'll get you started on your first dishcloth project. All classes meet 10:30 - 12:30. The class fee of $45 does NOT include needles or project yarn.
Ready to try your first sock project? Cast on with Joan on Fridays in March. Socks are great warm weather projects - they aren't bulky on your lap, they don't take long, everyone likes them and you can try out new techniques on a small scale. We'll do the Plain Vanilla sock, with your choice of Magic Loop or Double Point Needles.
March 2 we'll learn the importance of gauge, cast on and get the leg started.
March 9 we will do the heel and start the foot.
March 16 we'll learn the Kitchener stitch to close the toe. Each class meets for 2 hours, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Class fee is $45 and does not include materials. We have many great sock yarns from which to choose, and we've built time into the first class for yarn selection.
The need for knitted or crocheted knockers remains strong. We urge all of you to try your hand at knockers. It is a wonderful feeling to know you have provided something good for another woman. The first and third Tuesday afternoons are always good times to find other knocker knitters sitting around our big table. If you need help getting started on your first pair,
just let us know. The methods of choice are DPNs, magic loop, or crochet. This is not for the beginner knitter, but an experienced knitter will have no problem learning the techniques. Size 4 or 5 knitting needles are used, or size F or G crochet hook. You pay $10 for the yarn to make your first 3 or 4 knockers, and after that the yarn is provided for you thanks to a grant received from Baptist Hospital. March 6th & 20th, 3 to 5 pm.
March is always a kind of blah month. Not really winter, but not yet spring. Perfect
time to learn a new craft. Judy will teach you to knit or to crochet, whichever suits
your fancy. Call to set up the perfect time for your schedue on
Mondays or Tuesdays, or Saturday the 10th or 24th. Only
$20 for each lesson but you will need to purchase a hook or needles. Learning yarn is provided for you.
A friend recently told me she knitted earbud pouches for all her friends for Christmas, and they loved them. I was a little skeptical, but I found the pattern and tried it myself. I absolutely love this little pouch and my earbuds are always easy to locate, and not all tangled up like they use to be. Join me
on Saturday, March 10th at 2 pm to make
your own earbud pouch, knitted in the round with size 3 or 4 needles, either DPNs or magic loop. You will be knitting them for all your friends!! $20 for class includes enough yarn to make several pouches.
March 14 is Pi Day! In anticipation, we'll celebrate on Tuesday, March 13. Save $3.14 off all commercial yarn originally priced $10 or more!
Sure and Begorrah its Leprechaun Time!Save 15% off all commercial yarn that is green in color! That's almost as good as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Saturday, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day.
There's a new grocery in Richmond and here's just the right project for its patrons! Put this on your keychain and you will always have the quarter you need for the cart at Aldi! The Quarter Keeper Keychain class is March 17 at noon. In less than 2 hours you will have this fantastic gizmo to take everywhere! Class fee is $25 which includes instruction and all materials (bring your own quarter). Additional kits are just $5.00 each.
Frenzied Spinners will gather to spin a yarn or two on March 17,
2-5:00 p.m. Bring your wheel or spindle or WIP and join the fun on a Saturday
afternoon. This is the best way to learn from the hive, gaining from the knowledge base of many spinners all in one place. What a fun bunch!
If the weather outside seems frightful, chances are that we might be closed. Our policy is to stay home if the Madison County Schools are closed. We all have yarn emerge
ncies, but please call before you make the trip in those snowy, icy, blust