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Archive for June 28th, 2007

We interrupt this travelogue…

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

I have a lot going on in the next several days and now is the time to say something here. I have more pictures of Chicago to post but I’m taking a little short interruption here.

Hat Class

Thursday/today (June 28 already) at 6:30 (I’ll be there sooner) I teach Basic Baby Hats at Rae’s Yarn Boutique. Choose from my Button, Button, Who’s Got the Hat? rolled-brim pattern (button on top instead of a pompom or whatever), or the brilliant Fruit Cap from Ann Norling. Both have rolled brims, the second has just maybe 7 rows of two-color knitting and looks like a little raspberry or blueberry with a green stem.

Very very cute. Especially with the fruit hats, my friends’ babies wear them until they grow out of them, and then said friends sometimes ask for a replacement. The button hat is simpler, though, for those new to circular knitting or those who need straightforward this time of year. I’m OK with either choice, have knit hands-full of both. (The picture shows them with a variation on my Fast Florida Footies. This was a very well-received gift.)

Sock Class

Friday I am teaching a one-day workshop on “Design Your Own Turkish Socks” similar to the one I just taught in Dallas. That class is at Yarn Garden in Charlotte, Michigan. Their website was down yesterday but either email me, call Lindsay at 517/ 541-9323 or just show up (since I know the class is definitely a “go”) at 111 W. Lawrence across from the old courthouse. It’s 30 minutes from my house in Lansing, and a pleasant drive.

For the record, students knit a small sock so that they can get through all the unique parts they need to practice. They go home with handouts/pattern to make full-sized socks when they have more time.

Here are two photos of student works in different lengths of this class. At right are fingering-weight socklets by Dallas students last April, we had one day/six hours. Below are more projects by students at Allegan/Michigan Fiber Festival last August. We had a day and a half so they could knit at night, and several folks got a good way into a second sock.

Music News

singingfest12byregina.jpgAlso in Charlotte, musical news for Saturday! Here’s what I just emailed to our musical friends list:

We love the charming small city of Charlotte, Michigan. You can still get home-baked pies at the cafe/diner downtown, there is a lovely little yarn shop where I sometimes teach, and the library a few blocks away hosts great concerts.

We have attended several of these concerts during chilly weather, and now we are slated to play this Saturday in the park nearby, as part of the Library series of events. Interested?

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Fabulous Heftones in the Park…
Moon, June Spoon
Oak Park, Charlotte, Michigan

  • (30 minutes from Lansing, take I-69 toward the southwest, take a right at the bottom of the exit and head a few miles to downtown).
  • The park is southwest of the library (which is southwest of the downtown light near the old courthouse). Go to the light, turn left until you find Seminary a few blocks down, turn right and go a handful of blocks. easy.
  • It is surrounded on the north by W. Lovett, the south by W. Seminary, the east, S. Clinton; and the west, Pearl St.
  • There is no entrance fee to this show. There will, however, be a donation basket passed to help re-roof the library.
  • You may wish to bring your own chair. Typically there are simple refreshments at these events. (Cookies and drinks are standard.)

PS… I just noticed this was my 1000th knitting-related post (since November 28, 2002). Time flies when you’re having fun!