Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Hampshire Conference etc

Happy Saturday Everyone.,

The time is flying by and the Knit/Crochet Conference in NH is getting closer and closer.  I am happy to say that two of my classes are totally sold out, but there is still room in two others.

The Crochet Intermeshing Class was the first to be sold out.  I learned this method from James Walters while we were both attending a Fiber Forum in
Australia.  James has given me permission to teach his methods in the U.S.,
so I am excited about that.

The other sold out class is the Free Form Knitting and Crochet Combination class.

There is still room in the Knit/Crochet Embellishment class.  This class can
be all knit or all crochet or a combination of both.  Students learn to make a bag in this class, but also learn how to apply the method to other items.
Embellishing is another way to free form, but a little more structured.

Here are two examples of small evening bags made
with embellishing.

The other class is called BEYOND SCARVES

In this class the knitter or crocheter, who has been
 stuck in the groove of just making scarf after scarf,
can learn how to take their art to the next step.  In
class, again, we learn how to make a small bag, but
much more than that is covered.  Its fun to see how
far your scarf making skills can take you.  There
really is no limit to the items that can be made with
just chaining or casting on a few stitches and
getting creative.  It really is lots of fun and once
your creativity is jump started the ideas will begin
to flow.  Time permitting, we will also learn about
lining our bags, and adding zippers or other closures. 
This information will be in the handout, even if we
do not get to cover it in class.

Crocheted Bag

Knitted Bag

On a totally different note, my new book
KNITS FOR MEN is now available.
You can buy it at

Lion Brand Yarns has featured it in their news letter
They also offer a free pattern from the book.

Cover of the book.

Free Pattern from Lion Brand
Click on Free Patterns, click pattern finder
write in Alpine Knit. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!


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