I have to confess that a certain amount of pressure had to be applied by my Studio Manager (Martha Mai) in order to get me to post these three 2 oz, 200 yard skeins of hand dyed alpaca yarn. I have been saving (hoarding) these to make the Handkerchief Scarf but, as has been pointed out to me, I already have two handkerchief scarves along with numerous other shawls and drapey things. And it's not like I don't have plenty of knitting going on. So I decided to give the world a chance at these and I posted them today on Etsy. Just so you know...I can't make any promises about how long they'll be available. They might get sold, or they might get hidden in the studio. I'm not above that sort of thing.
Day April 20 (which is a Saturday)
Time 9:00-4:00 with Soup Day Lunch
Cost $45.00 with materials included
Facts of the Class:
You will get a pattern for Latvian Mittens, Latvian Socks, a fringe cast on and a ripple cast on, the Latvian Braid, plus directions for scaling up the pattern for adult women's size. This directions will be written and there will be graphs. You can always contact me for help at the time of the class or anytime in the future. I fully support my patterns no matter what, forever or at least until my inevitable demise.
I will provide yarn for the class to make it easier to give directions. For example I am thinking of using black/white and red from my stash. That way when I give directions for the decrease at the top of the mitten I can say Black Yarn, White Yarn which helps with the confusing semantics, (background color??? main color??? secondary color???). The class will never be more than 8 people. If it gets to 9 or more I will split the class and offer it on the next Saturday (April 27) as well. It's just too difficult to be helpful to more than 8 people at a time.
You can pay me the day of the class (if the class isn't overbooked) or in advance (to hold your place). I take checks, credit cards, cash money, and have even been known to do swaps. Talk to me if you have questions -- we can work it out.
Class will be held at the Threads of Meaning Studio -- most of you have been here but I will provide directions. If you have never been to the studio or taken a studio class from Threads of Meaning please convo me and I'll give you the particulars in an e-mail.
Here is a Photo of my Great-Niece Phoebe enjoying her mittens. It was her idea to offer the socks and she presented her idea to me by putting the mittens on her feet and giving me a delighted look of discovery.
If you would like to stay with us this is the room we rent via Airbnb. I would love to see you and give you a tour of the studio, some quality time at the knitting table, some scones and warm drinks.