Saturday, January 06, 2007

Cultured Purl News

When I stopped by the shop Saturday, I got a chance to take a peek at the draft of the next newsletter. It's absolutely packed with lots of new classes as well as the return of some old favorites. Shirani's got a new series of beginner classes lined up, as well as children's lessons by appointment. Laura's adding a new sock class as well as an adorable zippered baby sweater which Leo modeled for us a month or two ago. You'll find a couple of new bag classes, and I'll be teaching my floral intarsia felted bag class again. And if you haven't made those comfy cosy felted clogs yet, you're in luck as Sue will once again be offering this popular class.

If your looking for a new challenge, please consider signing up for the fair isle hat class in January. If you're a beginning knitter and have mastered knits and purls and are ready to move beyond scarves and felted bags, I'd love to have you join me for the monthly afghan block class. We'll begin with simple blocks comprised of knit/purl combinations and basic increases and decreases. And then together we'll move onto more intermediate skills such as cables, bobbles, and beginner lace. I think the ladies who took last year's class felt an amazing sense of accomplishment. By the end you'll be knitting at an intermediate level and you'll have created a beautiful heirloom afghan!!

Look for the newsletter to arrive in the mail in a couple of weeks, or stop by Cultured Purl at the end of the month and pick one up.

Yours in knitting,

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