Teaching · Weekly Update

Knitting = Life Long Skills

Lately I have been hearing grumblings about group classes being too expensive and never at the right time. As a teacher I cringe when I hear this type of talk. Most would agree that if you value your skills and want them to improve, then you practice. This is true whether learning piano or knitting! It is even true if you are learning to crochet, weave, spin, rug hook…I think you get the idea!

So, why should we not be willing to pay Fiber Arts teachers to help us improve our skills? These instructors take time out of their busy lives to share a gift with you. A gift that usually has a ripple effect, because let’s face it, there is a point when there are too many scarves and mittens per person in a household, and some need to be created as gifts. Many teachers bring a wealth of information to the table and share their successes and failures so that you can learn. And let’s agree, this is not the type of career where one normally quits their day job.

I know the economy is not great but, I also know that if you value something then you will find the time and money. Usually this means rearranging a budget. Many fiber arts teachers start by just trying to support their yarny habits and in turn extend their learning. Learning which they bring back to you via the Local Yarn Store!

Let’s not forget the Local Yarn Store – they have operating costs just like any other business. Each time you use the lights, make a credit card payment, or even use the powder room the LYS are having to pay for electricity, water, and fees, etc. Just for the convenience of the beloved fiber artist who wants to make a baby blanket or prayer shawl.

So, next time you are on the fence about taking a class please take the plunge!

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Put a Brick on Your Wall of Knitting

I enjoy using the Brickless Shawl pattern by Martina Behm as a good stepping stone to learning lace. This asymmetrical shawl is stunning when combined with the right fibers while only inputting a small amount of work.

Brickless using Follow the Sheepwalk in Anemone
Brickless knit in The Sheepwalk – Anemone Colorway 

I will be teaching this as a two part class at Suzoo’s Wool Works in Bandera, TX. Even intermediate and advanced knitters will enjoy this class because when I teach extras, tips, tricks, and surprises are included. Plus, we always have a good time!

Class I – Saturday, June 2, 2018

Class II – Saturday, June 23, 2018

Both classes are from 10-1 and it is $40 tuition for the class.

The pattern can be purchased from Ravelry.

Recommended Yarn: The Sheepwalk 6/2 Superwash Merino (Fingering – 600 yards) – any color, as they are all beautiful with GREAT stitch definition!

Needle: US 6 – 24″ or 32″ based on above yarn.

Please stop by the store or call to sign-up!  Sign-ups allow for me to make sure I have enough surprises!  As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me.