Labor Day is a time to do little work around the house, then relax and spend time with your family. Fiber Frenzy will be closed for the holiday, Monday, September 3rd. Travel safe, eat, drink, and be merry, and always remember to count your blessings.
Knit knockers every first and third Tuesday, this month September 4th and 18th. Any Tuesday afternoon you will probably find other knocker knitters sitting around our big table. If you need help getting started on your first pair,
just let us know.
Sock Club meets every Friday at 3:00. This is an informal get-together of folks who love to make socks, or who want to love to make socks.
September means it is Back to School Time! As the young ones head to the classroom, we can brush up on Three R's as well. It's back to basics time, to improve your skills and graduate to master knitter!
The First R is Right-Leaning (and Left Leaning) increases and decreases. There are many methods to increase and decrease the number of stitches to shape the fabric. Joan will instruct you in methods that will keep the lines flowing smoothly, for fully fashioned garments. This one hour skill-building class is offered September 6 at noon, repeated September 14 at 2:00 with a fee of $20. Bring scrap yarn and needles sized for the yarn.
The second R is Ribbing - and other borders. We know that the edges of stockinette fabric will curl. Defeat the curl with a border to lie flat. The lesson is led by Joan on September 7 at 2:00, repeated September 13 at 3:00 with a fee of $20. Cast on 12 stitches with yarn and needles of your choice, and work 10 rows in stockinette (knit a row, purl a row) before
class begins, and bring it on the needles. We'll work several types of border patterns on your swatch.
The Third R stands for Ripple! Let's put those lessons to use with this sweet felted bowl in a Ripple pattern. Ripples are created by
pairing increases and decreases to create waves in the fabric. There are several types of ripple patterns, and this is a nice one that works up in a hurry. This project requires a feltable wool yarn, such as Noro Kureopatora, Plymouth Gina or Boku, or Cascade 220, and size 10 needles, in 16" circular and DPN's. The class is FREE with purchase of yarn. Cast on with Joan September 20 at 2:00, or September 27 at 11:00.
Use cotton or wool yarn to make your own adorable project bag. Crochet this tote in only a few hours using a size L or M hook with worsted weight yarn held double throughout. Adorn with some silk flowers and you have a work of art. Class fee of $20 does not include supplies, which can be purchased prior to class, Monday, Sept. 10th at 2 pm. Repeated on Tuesday the 25th at 3:30 pm.
Yarn creates a web that binds us together.
Become enmeshed in our communities! Spinners (and wannabes) meet this month
on September 15 from 2 - 5 p.m. Bring your wheel or spindle (or other WIP) and join up with a bunch of fun people.
Ever made a knitting mistake you did not know how to fix? We all make mistakes but if you know how to fix them, it is just a momentary nuisance. Come to a "FIX IT" session with Judy and you will learn tips to enhance your knitting experience. Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, turn a knit stitch into a purl or vise versa without taking out rows of knitting, cast on in the middle of a row, continue casting on when you run out of yarn doing the long tail cast on, and etc. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 3:30 pm, or Saturday, Sept. 8th 3:30 pm. $20 class fee.
Need a project you can work on anytime, anywhere without fear of messing up the pattern. Perth yarn is our new fingering weight, multi-color yarn that looks great knitted with a size 5 or 6 needle in the Stashbuster Scarf. This is a garter stitch scarf with a picot edge that is knitted on as you go. No class fee with purchase of yarn.
Monday, Sept. 17th at 2 pm. Repeated on Monday, Sept. 24th at 3 pm.
your classes and register now. This will be the most fun you've
ever had on Super Bowl Weekend!. Note that the Friday luncheon is included in the registration fee this year. We have added a Dinner Buffet in Boone Tavern Restaurant on Saturday evening, for which there is a charge that can be paid along with your registration fee online.
Call Boone Tavern -
859-985-3701 - to reserve your room. A
sk for the group block Fiber Frenzy Retreat #164918. You can also make reservations by going to the Boone Tavern website and selecting
the Reservations tab. From that screen select the "Check Availability and Book Now" blue button. Use the group code #164918 in Group ID. Then, follow the reservations prompts to complete the reservation.
There is a new group meeting in Berea on Thursday evenings. The StitchClub welcomes all needle artists from 6 - 8 p.m at the Tolle Building, home of the 123 Artist Incubator, 633 Chestnut Street. Call Jeffrey for more details, 859-756-3920.
Who doesn't love a fiber festival? There is a fun one just up the road in Yellow Springs, Ohio, September 15 - 16. If you'd like to caravan or car pool to A Wool Gathering at Young's Jersey Dairy on Sunday, the 16th, let us know. We'll leave Berea at 8:00 a.m. and return about 6:00 p.m. Did someone say ice cream?
The Spoonbread Festival offers 3 days of affordable family fun! Hot air
balloons, cornhole tournament, live music, approximately 200 exhibitor booths, spoonbread eating contest, dog show, car show, scenic motorcycle ride, antique tractor show, a parade, and of course, delicious Spoonbread. F
ree parking, free admission, free inflatables for children and several other free family activities. What a fun way to spend a weekend in Berea. September 21st - 23rd.
Looking ahead, mark you calendar now for our Yarn and Needle Tasting,
October 23rd from 4 - 6 p.m. Mike the Cascade Yarn Guy will bring all the latest hanks for you to try, and you can test them on a wide variety of needles and hooks provided by Knitter's Pride. Admission is $5.00, which will be applied to any purchases you make that night. In addition there will be door prizes and tasty snacks. You won't want to miss this one!