I love September. For me, it’s the start of a new year. My birthday, anniversary, school, knitting…I’ve been knitting like crazy all summer, but not everyone does. September is the beginning of knitting season for seasonal knitters, and classes pick up at this time, too.
I’m teaching in my usual spots, Twisted in Portland and For Yarn’s Sake in Beaverton. I’m also adding some classes at Wool ‘n’ Wares in West Linn. You can see the list of my local-ish classes here.
I also have some other gigs a little further afield this fall. I’ll be at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival on Friday, September 25 to teach the Fern Shawlette and Athena Entrelac Cowl.
Fern: Sideways shawl shaping, knit in i-cord edging and fern lace with optional beads
Athena: Beginning entrelac, and how to knit back backwards without turning your work
I’ll be at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters on October 5 & 6 (Monday/Tuesday) with a trunk show, and to teach three classes, Thrill of the Thrum, Blocking: It’s Magic! and Athena Entrelac Cowl.
Thrumbelina: Don’t even try to resist the squishy loveliness of thrumming!
Blocking: You worked so hard on your project; why not help it look its best?
Action shot from the student participation portion of blocking class…
I’ll be at Stash in Corvallis to teach Athena and iPhone/iPad Photography, a fun new class. It’s not just for knitting; this class will help you with your photography, all around.
You might wonder why you would want to take a project based class, if you can read the pattern and follow directions. Good question! Classes are for camaraderie, and also for learning tips for better ways to do things that aren’t part of the written pattern. In my last Fern class I showed how to fix mistakes in lace patterning when you discover them one or two rows later, without ripping out the rows. A big time saver, but not something that would be written in your pattern. You also learn when a mistake is dire, and when you can shrug it off. All good things.
I love it when students send me pictures of their FOs!
This is Kristy with her gorgeous Aloha Shawlette, started in class and finished at home.
I love teaching knitters how to be the boss of their knitting. I hope you can come take a class with me this fall!
Sounds like you will be busy this fall! I still need to block my Fern shawlette so I can wear it 🙂 And thinking about taking your thrums class, I think the thrumbelina would be great for holiday gifts!
Busy is good! I blocked my Fern and gave it away as a birthday gift, so I still don’t have a beaded example. Unbeaded is going to OFFF as class sample tomorrow. I look forward to seeing you in thrum class; that will be fun. Thrumbelinas do make great gifts!
I wish I was on the west coast! I am going to have to check out the Thrumbelinas, they look perfect for cold Canadian winters!