Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!

That's it! Winter is over (officially now that it is March 21). And we are going to act like it is spring. Long walks outside. Keeping an eye open for courageous early spring flowers. Packing away bulky winter clothes until next winter.

However. ......That doesn't mean we won't be knitting. We're not that crazy! And socks always seem like the perfect project for spring & summer. Portable, small, discrete enough to be knit in inconspicuously at church or at a crowded meeting. And perfect for spectator sports events.
So here are a few of our new favorites.

Lace knitting pattern on leg made with Ranco hand-dyed sock yarn from KFI
Tube Socks (no heel or gusset!) made with worsted weight Nature Wool from KFI. Pattern from Knitscene Spring 2008)

Interested? Join us this March & April at our Spring Sock Hop

Mondays 2- 6 pm Downtown at 55 Whitney Avenue (203-776-9276)
Wednesdays 5 – 7:30 pm in Westville 910 Whalley Avenue (203-389-3369)
Now through the end of April

This is how it works.....
If you already knit socks and are interested in learning advanced sock knitting skills, like, socks on 2 circulars, knitting 2 socks at the same time, Magic Loop sock knitting, knitting lace & other advanced sock patterns, Cat Bordhi sock knitting techniques (for those truly skillful knitters looking for a challenge) to name a few, join us. Mini sessions are between $5-$15 based on the skill to be learned.
If you are clueless about sock knitting but know knitting basics—how to knit & purl easily—you are ready to learn sock knitting. Our Beginning Sock Class ($35) is 4 sessions scheduled at your convenience during the Spring Sock Hop days & hours.