Monday, December 31, 2007

Where I'll be

Here are some places you can find me in the upcoming days.

1) Coquitlam Farmer's Market (details at www.makebakegrow.com) on January 13 and February 9. I'll be bringing a ton of yarn with me -- vast amounts of my single ply Corriedale, and as much sock yarn as I can make between now and then. Come visit me, and bring a big shopping bag for the gorgeous local food you can buy directly from farmers in the area.

2) At the Port Moody Arts Center (details at http://www.pomoartscentre.ca/pages/pdf_files/winter_spring/w08_adspecint.pdf). I'm teaching a class in how to knit sweaters without a pattern on Wednesday evenings. Shaping a sweater doesn't have to be a complicated affair; I'll teach you some basic calculations and basic sweater shapes, and you'll feel like you can take on the (knitting) world once the class is over. Plus, you'll have a new sweater.

The second class is a Knit Cafe on Saturday mornings. This is an open classroom, sort of like a knitting group with a mentor. All are welcome, from people who have never touched needles before to more advanced knitters who want some guidance in some specific techniques. Do you have a half-finished project that you can't make progress on? Do you want to know how to follow a chart? Work with two colours at once? Do cables? Or maybe you don't know what you want to learn, but you just want to go with the flow and see what's being taught that day. I think the Open Class is gonna be big fun. Basic materials and tools will be available for purchase at cost (including my own handspun yarn -- I can't pass up an opportunity for potential sales -- but you can bring your own, too.

As always, my yarn is available on my Etsy shop (link to the right) and at Three Bags Full.

I have a bunch of pink, lavender, pink/white/brown, and eggplant yarn drying inside. I might even photograph some of it this afternoon -- stay tuned.

3 comments:

Mama Stone said...

Neopolitan ice cream! I adore pink/white/brown colourways - girly, yet grown up all at the same time!

YummyYarn said...

I'm gonna photograph these stranded mittens I just made. I did the foreground in undyed wool, and the background in that neopolitan colourway. They are to. die. for. I'm having a whole colourwork thing this month.

Anonymous said...

The website for Coquitlam Farmer's Market says it's on Feb 10, which is a Sunday. I know that's when it usually is because we're usually driving right by it on our way to church. You wrote Feb 9. Is that wrong?

I'm going to try and show up on Feb 10 because now I know you'll be there. I won't make it until the end though because it'll be after church.

I visited Jayne on Thursday night and tried out her new spinning wheel. ooOOooOOooh - fun!

I think yours is the class she told me about months ago - knitting sweaters without a pattern? I wanted to take it and I still might if I can.

Marina