Sunday, March 25, 2012

Toy of Your Choice Class

Hi Knitters,
Well, I see that lots and lots of people love to knit hats and would love to have a copy of Weekend Hats. Thanks for the enthusiastic entries to win a copy of the book. I have randomly selected a winner and have notified her. Congratulations to Gabby of NYC! Gabby, you need to email me your mailing address. Thank you to everyone for entering. I'll have another giveaway very soon.

On the teaching front, I haven't taught much since the fall season of last year so I am excited to get back into it at the Knit Circus Spring Retreat along with some other fine instructors!

My class is now up on the site and open for registration as are the other classes being offered. The retreat is Saturday, April 14th, in Madison, Wisconsin (yay!!) and the other teachers are Stephannie Tallent, Amy Detjen and Jaala Spiro. The retreat is located at the Hampton Inn West. Click here for location information.

Click here for the Knit Circus Spring Retreat classes!

I am only teaching one morning class so spots are limited. The class is from 9-12am.

I am teaching a Knit a Toy of Your Choice class.  I am providing the patterns for the Owl Babies that you see here in the photos AND for my Tiny Lamb ornament that is currently an unpublished pattern, it is completely adorable and fun! You get to choose which pattern you want to work on during the class. I am going to do in class toy-making demonstrations and will have some tips and tricks to share along the way.

Click here to see the information for the Owl Babies!

The Owl Babies are knit in one piece (except for the feet) and the pattern has a bunch of fun techniques involved. It is a tiny knitting adventure.

Of course I will have some fun giveaways, too. Both the Tiny Lamb and the Owl Babies are about 3 inches tall.  They are small toys knit in worsted weight so they both work up quickly! You will get quite a lot done during the class and I bet some will even finish!

Again, click here to register or just check out the options for the retreat! 

If you have already knit the two toys I have planned for the class but you'd like to join us, please come and work on any other toy design of mine.  I would love to have you join us to do some toy knitting. I am really looking forward to getting back in the classroom as teaching is my first love.

Hope to see you there!

Now if I can ever get to it, I have two new versions of my lost banner (the photo at the top of my blog) hat re-knit in one hank of Malabrigo Worsted and another in my handspun yarn. I have gotten more requests for this hat pattern than I can count so I finally knit it up again and wrote it out. Making the pattern for the aptly titled, Lost Banner Hat, is next up on my list for the blog. I can't wait to get this pattern out!

Happy Sunday! I hope to see you in class on April 14th, in my lovely city of Madison.
best, susie