Monday, September 20, 2010

Events and Workshops!

Want to spend time with your friends knitting socks? Be the first to try out new yarns, attend private parties and receive extra discounts? Then join us on Sunday, September 26th, at Yarn Lady, from 1-4 to find out all the details of becoming a member of our Sockaholic Club.

Slumber Party
Get ready for our fall Slumber Party, October 16th from 6:30 - 10:30pm. Our Slumber Parties are a night of knitting, weaving, spinning or crocheting whatever your heart desires. Wear your favorite PJ's, bring your UFO's and a dish to share with friends new and old. As always we will have many treats to eat and many treats to give away (the fiber kind of course!). $20 gets you in the door, you must sign up and pay in advance to attend. Space is limited- so please do not wait too late!

Knitting Workshops

Sensational Shirtail Jacket, Sept 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 4 & 18 or Sept 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10 & Dec 1$75, from 6-8pm, Jan Cornelius- Learn the skills you need to make this wonderful cabled cardigan. The simple shape and flattering stitch details are perfect for any figure. Beginning Wednesday Sept 29 or Thursday September 30 we will meet every other week for 5 sessions.

Steekit, Sept 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 12, & Dec 17, $125 from 6-7:30, Karen Hodge
Want to make a cardigan sweater, but hate to purl? In this class we'll knit a custom-fit seamless cardigan in the round and then steek-it! Steek-it means cutting your knitting!!!! Trust me, it will be fine. We will meet for several classes over the next few months and learn to design, fit and create the sweater of dreams.

Fair Isle Christmas Stocking, Wed, Oct 6, 13, 20 & 27, $60 from 6-8pm
Join Martha Lyons for this four class series and you will learn how to knit these fabulous fair isle stockings using both hands and beautiful color combinations. Knitting with 2 hands is FUN and the finished stockings are amazing! These stockings are much easier to knit than they look. If you can knit and purl, you can make at least one in time for this Christmas!

Toe-Up Socks, Sept 2, 9 & 16 $50, from 6-8pm
Join Jan Cornelius for this fun toe-up sock class. You can choose any kind of yarn you want- sock weight or even worsted for comfy around the house socks.

Weaving Workshops

Weaving 101, Sun, Nov 14, $75 plus $30 for loom rental, from 9:30 - 4:30
The $30 loom rental can be applied to the purchase of an Ashford Knitters Loom. Learn the basics to this fun and amazing craft. Weaving is a wonderful way to use yarn in a new fashion.

Spinning Workshops

Drop Spindle, Tues, Oct 19, $35, from 6-7:30, Karen Hodge
Always dreamed of making your own yarn...We'll this is the class for you! Karen will teach you how to master the skill of using a drop spindle to create your own handspun yarn.

Playing with Plying, Tues, Nov 2, $35, from 6-7:30, Karen Hodge
Special skills for Spindle knitters- Now that you've mastered spinning singles, come learn several plying techniques from simple to sophisticated. With these new tools you will create your own unique yarn. Bring 2oz of spun singles for class.

Workshops fill up fast so to secure your place in the workshops, you must pay in advance.

Thank you as always for visiting us at Yarn Lady. We love to see what our customers are working on so we hope to see you all very soon!
Ginger Hess