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Thursday Night Special Event

I had a student last fall, at Rae’s yarn shop, who works for Schuler Books (a very fine Michigan-owned bookstore with a handful of shops in a few cities). She told me they needed a knitting person for a book promotion, and connected me with the proper person at the East Wood Towne Center store.

There has been good promotion out in the press, thanks to Schuler’s. However, I have been so distracted not feeling well and working on this pattern, that I didn’t do a lot of it myself this time.

The book is called 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. It is full of mostly-small projects, all which take one skein of yarn (some skeins hold more yardage than others, so the projects do vary a bit in size and complexity).

I am quite pleased with a number of the projects in the book, and its predecessor (One-Skein Wonders). As would be expected, other folks like some of the ones I like and some different. Imagine that!

In fact, I almost never want to knit scarves after knitting *only* scarves in the first 20 years I knew the knit stitch. I get so cold that I prefer a stole or shawl. However, this book has a scarf I want to knit. Go figure.

I hope that those who normally go to knit-in at Rae’s will join us at Schuler’s Books tomorrow night. Here is the publicity blurb Schuler’s sent out:

One Skein Wonders Knitting Lesson
Schuler Books & Music
2820 Towne Center Blvd.
Thursday Feb 28 at 7:30
Join local knitting instructors Lynn Hershberger and Rae Blackledge
for a knitting lesson from the book Designer One Skein Wonders.
You bring the knitting needles (size 7 or 8 ), we’ll provide the yarn,
and the first 10 guests will receive a gift bag from Storey publishing!

The project is a relatively simple knit which will not be able to be completed in one session for most folks, but we will get participants on their way. If you have a friend who wants to learn to knit, this might be a fun event to go to, together. You can knit along with us or you can knit your own thing and be there just as part of the larger Lansing knitting community.

Schuler’s is providing free yarn and the publisher, Storey Publishing, is providing gifts for the first 10 attendees. Bring size 7 or 8 needles with you, only the first 10 people will get needles. I understand Rae will bring some supplies for folks to buy if they come without needles, but if you have the right thing that will make sure you are all set.

Please join us, if you are a knitter in Lansing. We can show Schulers how many of us there are in this fine city! Represent!

One Response to “Thursday Night Special Event”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Hi, I work for http://www.shopyarn.com. Part of my job is to search blogs to find the latest books and shops throughout the U.S.

    On shopyarn.com we are going to add patterns and other knitting related books and would like reviews about them. I saw your blog and would like to ask permission to feature the following quote on our site.

    “It is full of mostly-small projects, all which take one skein of yarn (some skeins hold more yardage than others, so the projects do vary a bit in size and complexity). I am quite pleased with a number of the projects in the book, and its predecessor (One-Skein Wonders).”

    Thank You,
    Margaret
    Shopyarn.com
    Margaret@directionpress.com

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