Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lion Brand Studio

Good Evening Everyone.,

I had the best time teaching a Free Form Knitting and Crocheting Combo class at the new Lion Brand Studio in New York City on Sunday. The students were so enthusiastic and had such fun learning to
free form. In this workshop you can either knit or crochet or do both and have lots of fun creating one of a kind items. I love seeing each student's work and how different each creation is. Thanks Betty, Dolores, Helene, Julie,Kathleen,Kimberley, special thanks to Carol for being my class angel and helping me out. Great class!

The LB studio is a beautiful space, open and inviting and the staff so pleasant and helpful. If you are in New York City be sure to stop in.

Lion Brand Yarn has been featuring The Elements (shown in the first photo), a wall hanging that was a joint venture of quite a few members of the International Free Formers. Many of us made small pieces, called scrumbles, depicting Air, Water,Earth and Fire, then one of our members, Myra Wood, author of Creative Crochet Lace, put the whole thing together in the magnificent piece that you see hanging. Lion Brand Studio has been displaying the wall hanging for the past few months. The wall hanging will be auctioned off for charity soon. I do not have all the information on this as yet, but I will get it to you soon.

Have a nice evening,

I may have to edit this post in the morning - too busy - too much to do to get ready for Buffalo.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Crochet/knit classes

Happy Friday Everyone,

Monday's are very busy at the Yarn Box
in Pawling NY. Marie Stewart, the owner
has always offered both knitting and crochet lessons for her customers. I usually teach the crochet classes in the morning and Marie teaches the
knitting classes in the afternoon. This past Monday, however, the classes overlapped and
we had a full house of students. Every one
busily working on their own projects.

In the first photo, that's Marie,( left) and me, standing at head of table.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good Morning Everyone,

Another beautiful day, a little cool, but I'll take it after all the rain we have had.

On Sunday we had our Happily Hooked on Crochet Club meeting in a beautiful
setting. Our member, Chava, hosted us at her home and it was a great meeting.
Lots of good food, socializing and working too. We were busy making much requested chemo caps. One of our members, Diane G made 14 for the cause.
I was thrilled that I was able to make two. I made the butterfly hat from a
free pattern that Dee provided us with. Fast, easy and really beautiful.

In the first photo you can see my hat. Takes me just one hour to complete, I made one the night before and one at the meeting. In addition to making our caps, eating and chatting, we had a yarn swap. I don't know how it happened, but I left with more yarn than I brought. The object was to clean out my stash!

In the last photo, Diane G and Cathy are cutting out labels and attaching them to
each hat showing the recipient that they are made and given with love.

Great meeting, great group, I miss it when I cannot attend.

Have a wonderful day,


PS: I still have not figured out how to caption my photos (waiting for Dee to help me out here).