The shop has tried to run classes, but we frequently find there are only one or two takers the time or the place don’t suit or just not enoughg people want to make what every…. Knitting is one of those skills you just have to practice, so short classes don’t seem to acheive much. Any item even a mitt will take most people a day or so to make. It is hard to get a group of knitters together who want to learn the same thing at the same time, in rural Wales anyway. Knit Night is popular and we get people coming to the beginners ‘how do I do this?’ sessions on Saturdays.
I have been asked about day time sessions in the shop but ….well we have too much wool for comfort, to run classes and be open. So I have come up with an idea I hope you like it. Play Days —— swatch for fun. You can try techniques, new cast ons, cast off, play with different yarns, talk knitting with other yarn heads – Oh and there will be homemade biscuits too.
It will a day knitting in the shop – play with different yarns, improve your knitting knowledge, have fun and all on Wednesday when the shop is closed (so you get the shop to yourselves). The days will be themed – Texture, Colour, Yarn, Making up. All good knitting has a bit of structure.
The first one is on October 24th (book now places limited to 10). I picked texture for this as well there are lots to choose from, well it’s a good place to start.
The next will be 22nd November Edges and Making up it will include more unusual cast on and cast off s, some non-roll edges for cardis and sleek for those brave enough to cut knitting!!
On January 25th we will do Colour a bit of stranding, some stripes, intarsia and some slip stitch