Thursday, September 10, 2009

Upcoming Weekend at Anneke's

Hello Everyone! 8-)

We hope that you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!  We had a very, very busy one and we got a chance to see lots of you over the course of the weekend and catch up with you.  It was wonderful.  Some faces we had not seen in a while Lynn, Sam, Diane, Janice, Barbara, Gabriela, Maria Rosario, Michael, it was nice to see you all again!  We also had a very nice BBQ party on Monday, Labor Day, despite the rain...  Thank you so much to all who contributed to our potluck event!  We didn't have such a large turnout for our party due to the weather and other activities everyone had planned for Labor Day, but those of us who were there had a wonderful time!

Well, we have some fun things planned for this upcoming weekend as well.  Andi will be teaching a class on the gorgeous  Ishbel Shawl  designed by Ysolda Teague photo in last post.  You can purchase this pattern on line and bring it with you to the class.  The class will be from 11:30 - 2:00, and is $25.  We have a beautiful Ishbel Shawl sample in the store, knitted by Megan, come in and check it out so you can get inspired for the class.....  

Starting at 3:00, Andi will be available for a couple of private classes, at $20/hour as usual.  Give us a call if you would like to set up some time with her.

On Sunday September 13th, we will be starting a Sock KAL, planned by Ann and Anita, here is what they have to say about it:

"Anita and I (I’m Ann), are planning a sock knit-along. Anita likes the sock called “Rick” in the Sock Innovation book of patterns by Cookie A.
Anita thinks that the Rick stitch pattern would be really darling as a scarf, too. So…, come to Anneke’s beginning on Sunday, September 13th, at 1300 hours (1 pm) and we’ll work some socks, or whatever. Socks make good holiday gifts and I, for one, need to start gifts now.
The Rick pattern calls for fingering weight yarn (Super fine #1), and double point needles, size 1 1/2 U.S. (2.5 mm) or circular needles, if that’s your preference for knitting socks. A light colored, monochromatic yarn would be best if one is new to sock knitting so that it’s easy to see the stitches to pick up on the heel. I also recommend reading The Yarn Harlots explanation for sock theory in Knitting Rules. Socks SEEMED complex to me until I read Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s explanation of sock components in her book “Knitting Rules.” She has a sock pattern in that book that’s a good one to start with.
We look forward to seeing you all real soon!  8-)