Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring Classes

For the spring, I will be offering a regular drop in knitting night at Sheepskate. Every Wednesday from 7-9, you can drop in at Sheepskate for $20.

Bring what you're working on and get help fixing mistakes, reading a pattern, finishing, or any other questions you have. Ready to start a new project and need help planning it or want to learn a new skill? Bring your ideas, scrap yarn, and needles!

Sign up or get more information at Sheepskate or by calling 781-320-9276.

I also offer private lessons, both at Sheep Skate in Dedham, and in Cambridge. Please email me if you want to set something up! 

Eileen offers a number of other classes as well, please visit her website to see the rest of her options! All classes except drop ins are pre-registration and pre-pay. Refunds will be given if classes are cancelled due to low participation. Each class has a minimum of 3 and max of 8. Please register as early as possible so that we can prepare for each student. Call 781-320-9276 or email to register.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Project Roundup

Its time for another edition of what's on the needles!

Since the last time we did this, I finished my legwarmers (and started on pointe!) and I love how they turned out. Long, and warm, and colorful. Perfect.

I started the next batch of wedding favors- this one is R2D2! (He's so cute!) and obviously, he still needs another leg.

I started something for my dad too, but since he reads this... that's all you get. No hints, dad.

My veil has grown considerably since the last photo of it, I'm about 2/3 done with the pattern rows now, but as the number of stitches keeps increasing I think I'm actually around halfway done.

Lastly, Kriselle's dress is done the waistband and top, and I've picked up for the skirt. There were some major issues with the pattern for the chest, that slowed me down a lot as I tried to figure out what the designer acutally intended, but I sorted things out and the skirt should be easy and quick.

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Classes

February's series of classes are introductions to a variety of techniques and skills to take your knitting in new directions. Sign up at Sheepskate in Dedham or by calling 781-320-9276.

Feb 1- Textured Stitches
Learn about stitches made up of knits and purls- Such as ribbing, seed stitch, and basketweave.

Feb 8- Cables
Get an introduction to cabled stitches- learn how they work, and get suggestions to start a cable project.

Feb 15- Lace
Demystify lace knitting by working with worsted weight yarn and big needles, and learn how lace knitting works so that you can translate your new skill into a project.

Feb 22- Colorwork
Do you love the colorful patterns of Norwegian sweaters? Learn about Fair Isle and Intarsia colorwork techniques and you'll be ready to tackle your own colorwork project.

Feb 29- Double Knitting
Learn to make reversible, double thick, colorful fabric that is perfect for scarves, hats, bags, and more.

Kid's Classes during Boston schools' February break. Eileen will be offering knit, crochet, and other craft classes every day of the break. These are the classes I will be teaching.

Feb 21- Needlepoint
Learn the basic needlepoint stitch and make fun colorful patterns of your own design! Complete a bookmark or an ornament.

Feb 22- Duck Tape
There's more to duck tape than taping things! Learn how to work with this material and make a cool & colorful wallet or belt!