Saturday, February 08, 2014

Minneapolis Here I Come!

Hi, Knitters,
I'm sharing an upcoming teaching weekend in Minneapolis today!

I'm sending off my trunk show today so be sure to pop into the shop to check it out.

The following is directly from Steven Be's yarn shop:

We are huge fans of Susan, her projects, her books, and now YOU have the chance to take a workshop from this creative queen of cute! 
Spots are filling fast. Be sure to register today.

w/ Susan B. Anderson 

Friday, Feb. 21st
10:00am to 1:00pm
Find a use for small bits of yarn in this hands-on workshop! Bring your worsted-weight leftovers (or brand-new yarn) in any color and together we'll create your own one-of-a-kind knit toy. In this class you will be provided with a pattern that gives lots of choices and shapes for bodies, heads, noses, ears, legs, and paws. You will plan and knit your very own personalized animal, around 4 to 6 inches in height, and learn loads of techniques for toy knitting as you go! We will explore and talk about stuffing techniques, picking up stitches directly on the toy to add parts, stitching parts together (it's really simple!), face embroidery, yarn choices, ideal gauge and fabric for toy knitting, and more. 

Class Fee: $58 
(Member Discount Available)

Book Signing 
w/ Susan B. Anderson 

Friday, Feb. 21st
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Share a creative luncheon and meet Susan B. Anderson.
Susan B. Anderson has been knitting close to 30 years now. She is the author of 5 books, Itty-Bitty Hats, Itty-Bitty Nursery, Itty-Bitty Toys, Spud & Chloe at the Farm, and Topsy-Turvy, Inside Out. She has taught knitting workshops (including Vogue Knitting Live), and has toured all over the United States. Susan has recently added two online courses on

Luncheon is INCLUDED with class registration.

Egg to Turtle
Reversible Toy 
w/ Susan B. Anderson

Thursday, Feb. 21st
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Come knit an adorable reversible toy along with Susan B. Anderson while learning loads of toy-knitting techniques! This sweet palm-sized egg turns into a friendly striped turtle right before your eyes. Both the turtle and egg are knit completely in one piece-the only seam is to attach the egg to the turtle at the opening.  Students will receive the printed pattern card from Artisan Books for the Egg to Turtle at the workshop. During the class Susan will discuss and demonstrate toy-knitting techniques and tips that include face embroidery, picking up and knitting directly onto your toy, how to stuff correctly, finishing techniques, the Kitchener stitch and more!

Class Fee: $58 
(Member Discount Available)

3448 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Sundays: 12 pm - 4 pm

After this wonderful day at Steven Be's I am spending the rest of the weekend with the Minneapolis Knitters Guild. I am teaching 2 workshops on Saturday, February 22nd and then I am the guest speaker for the tea on Sunday, February 23rd. I am teaching the Sock Yarn Bunny Workshop and then the Little Dragon Workshop on Saturday. I hope you'll join me!

Click here for the Minneapolis Knitters Guild website to find out more and to register!

Look under latest news right on the home page.

I hope to see you there! Let me know if you are able to come to the workshops, luncheon, or the Sunday Tea with the guild.

I'll be back soon with more.

Briefly, I had a pattern release yesterday. Click here to see Bunny Love and the Bunny Love Extras! I'll share more about this later. I have a couple of huge giveaways coming up this week as well so stay tuned. It's going to be a fun week ahead.
best, susie