Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We're having another entrelac class on Saturday

We had a very large turnout for our entrelac class with Andi last Saturday, so we have decided to do another one this coming Saturday May 23rd, at 11:30.  Most students were learning the entrelac technique by making an adorable headband from a pattern that can be found on  But some were going to make a blanket, a shawl.  Or a beautiful purse like the one that Barbara C. here is proudly sharing with us.  Isn't it gorgeous?
If you would like to sign up for this class, give us a call or send us an email.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What's on your needles? Our on-going class projects, Spring 2009

Here are photographs of some of the projects that many customers of Anneke's Needleworks are currently working on, primarily in classes with Andi.  This coming Saturday May 16th, 2009 Andi will be available for a class at 2:30 to anyone who needs help or moral support with any of these on-going projects.  The Lacy Hug-Me-Tight shrug, the Clapotis, the Swirly Shawl, the Ten Stitch Swirly Blanket, or the Rivulet.  
We will also be offering a new project class, the Entrelac at 11:30 am (see previous blog entry for complete details.)
Anyone needing help with the crocheted Infinity Shawl or Blaze Scarf is welcome to come in on Tuesdays at 12:30 for our weekly Crochet-Along with either Megan or Anneke.
Also, we will be adding several wonderful classes/projects very soon.  We will have a fun sock class in the very near future, as well as a  another Hairpin Lace class, another Lizard Ridge class, and a Noro Crocheted Blanket class.
Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Entrelac back by popular demand.

We have had a lot of requests recently for another entrelac class, so that is what Andi will be teaching this coming Saturday May 16th at 11:30 am. This class is for you if you are interested in learning this technique, need a refresher course, or want ideas for different projects that can be done in entrelac. Andi will even add a special bonus to this class by teaching you how to “knit backwards” so that you never have to turn your work while creating this beautiful pattern!   Imagine that....
The class will focus on a small entrelac project (a headband) but you could work on the Lady Eleanor Shawl, the entrelac purse which we have on display at the shop, or the beautiful blanket that I am currently working on! This is from a pattern that I found on Ravelry…. Check out “Entrelac with Noro by mollybrown”, here is a picture of my progress so far….. 

Nelson is a knitting star in Chicago!

Our home-grown Nelson Dellis is now "famous" in the windy city!  Check out the newspaper article that he was recently in, which focuses on knitting and working at Loopy Yarns in Chicago.  Nelson is now visiting in Miami and will be in to see us real soon!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Kristin Omdahl Workshop: a very fun time had by all, thank you Kristin and to all who came!

And we are definitely going to be doing it again real soon.  Kristin is a lovely person and made the workshop experience a real treat!   It really was a very lovely day, the workshop was wonderful and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.  Not only did we all learn how to do the beautiful "Blaze" scarf, but Kristin was also very generous in sharing lots of other crochet techniques with everyone as well, the favorite seemed to be the Broomstick...  We also got to see lots and lots of beautiful finished samples she brought along for show 'n tell, some of her newest designs!  We even got to try them on, and make plans for our next workshop!  Kristin's work is featured in the current issues of Interweave Crochet (on the cover!) and Interweave Knits.
Right after the workshop Kristin was interviewed in the shop for an upcoming podcast, stay tuned for the details!