Monday, April 19, 2010

Aloha, everyone!

This is Lisa Louie, posting from Maui, with supply list and homework for the upcoming classes. As Dez mentioned, Gauge Games during regular Knit Night is a fundraiser for the Battered Women's Shelter. Cost for Hot Stuff and Putting More Art in Your Craft is $25 each class, or $45 for both for early bird registration. Later registration is $35 each or $65 for both.

Gauge Games:

bring:

tape measure or ruler
pen/pencil
paper if desired
calculator if desired
a few straight or "lollipop" pins
about 50-100 yards of relatively smooth, medium or light colored worsted weight yarn- same as you used for your homework
appropriate sized needle ( or crochet hook if crocheter)

Homework:

Cast on 26 stitches in above yarn and needle. Work about 6 rows of garter stitch, then work 2 stitches garter, 20 stitches stockinette, 3 stitches garter. Work until piece is about 3 or 4 inches long. Leave on needle, bring to class.

Putting More Art in Your Craft

Bring:

3 or more different colors, textures, fibers of a fairly small amount of yarns. Leftover skeins work well. You will need somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 yards for this project.

A selection of assorted size dpns or short circular needles or if you are a crocheter, a selection of crochet hooks

stitch markers
pen/pencil
notebook/ paper
beads and other embellishments if desired

an open mind and willingness to explore

Homework:

You will be creating a small hand made bag during this class. Please create the bottom before you come. Work either a square or a circle about 3-4 inches across before you come. Bind off.


Hot Stuff:

Bring:

Bring a pattern or patterns that you would like to adapt to warm weather wearin' with you. Pen/ pencil and something to write on will also be necessary.

This is a discussion/ question and answer type of class instead of a hands on learn a new technique kind of class. Yes, you can knit in class as we won't be working on a specific project.

If you've got questions, let me know. I hope this covers everything.

Aloha and mahalo,

Lisa Louie
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii

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