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Archive for March 28th, 2006

Fast Florida Footies Classes, and More!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

FFFI taught Fast Florida Footies in one 4-hour session on last Sunday. I had four great students with me for the ride. One was Dawn, who had taken my ColorJoy Stole class (See her wearing the stole in the picture here), and Dawn brought her mom Vickie with her. Also in class were Janet and Lynnette.

Everyone did a great job. See them here showing off their nearly-finished size 0 baby Footies! (The pattern goes up to a size ladies’ large but in the one-session class we did the smallest size to be sure we got through all the methods needed to complete the sock.)

bloomFrom left to right you see Janet, Dawn, Vickie and Lynnette. Thanks for making my Sunday a fun time, ladies!

And for those of you wishing you had been able to make it (assuming you are driving distance of Lansing), you have another chance! This Sunday and the following Sunday (April 2 & 9), I’m teaching the same class at Little Red Schoolhouse. However, this time it’s in two sessions, 11-1, which should make it easier for folks to make any size and keep up. (Both shops are on the west side of Lansing, Michigan.)

The Fast Florida Footies (FFF) pattern is by far my biggest seller (even though you can get the women’s extra-small size free by clicking on that link). With eight sizes you can go from a cute ornament/newborn gift to a sock you can probably wear yourself, assuming you wear a ladies’ large or smaller.

I was originally skeptical about this yarn. I’m really a wool fan, but with the purled sole the cotton/lycra yarn makes a very comfy summer sock. Now I like the yarn so much I made a dance top out of it and I really love wearing that top!

afterthought heel soxIf you wear my size (US 6) or smaller, you can get a pair out of one ball of Cascade Fixation. Larger sizes than mine can get two pair from 3 balls. It’s very wearable, and actually those young folks seem to really love the footie socks these days, an extra plus.

Oh, and don’t forget I’m teaching the Bloom Shawl at Threadbear from 1-4pm on Saturday (April 1), and Afterthought Heels at Threadbear on Sunday at 1:30pm to 4pm.

Please join me this weekend. The more, the merrier! Do call ahead, though, if you want to come. I’d hate to cancel for lack of students (if that were to happen, I don’t know right now) and then have someone show up hoping to join at the last moment. It happens occasionally and I hate to disappoint anyone.

Photos: 1) Tiny FFF sample. 2) Fast Florida Footies Class at Threadbear. 3) Bloom Shawl in “Multicolor Mohair.” 4) Afterthought Heel Socks in an old colorway of Meilenweit sockyarn, given to me by the boyz of Threadbear before they moved their shop to Lansing.