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9-24-18 Newsletter

Hands on Knitting Center via 

7:20 AM (1 hour ago)
to me
There are some changes at HOKC...
Welcome Back Sharon!
We are so very thrilled to announce that Sharon Mooney is returning as a partner! We have missed Sharon and her skills so very much. She will be back starting this week -- come in and say hi! If you are a newer customer to us and do not know Sharon, come and meet her. Sharon is a master knitter and a beautiful designer who writes the clearest patterns ever. She is an excellent teacher and is very generous with her knowledge.
We are sad to announce that Flow has decided to step back for a bit. She will still be around knitting and crocheting with us and will still teach classes. When the time is right she will return as a partner.
This Week's Classes
Fixing Mistakes 201
Still Space in Today's Class!!
With Molly
Do you have to rip your work to fix one tiny error several rows below?
In this class we learn how to reach down and fix mistakes in several different fabrics. By the end you should feel fairly confident in fixing real live mistakes!
Homework is required!!
Drop in Weaving Help
Every Tuesday
with Peggy
Peggy runs a drop in help class every Tuesday for weaving help. You can get help on starting new projects, reminders of how to warp, practice your skills.
There is a $15 fee paid directly to Peggy.
Intro to Weaving
for Men
with Peggy
A class just for men!
Learn how to weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom. You will make a set of coordinating mug rugs while you learn how to warp, how to weave, and how to finish off your weaving.
Peggy will work with you on technique as you progress through the class.
We have looms to rent. The rental fee is $25. Please arrange the rental in advance as quantities are limited.
Reading Weaving Patterns
With Peggy
So you know how to warp and weave and you can make a scarf with the best of them. But now you want to follow a pattern -- and wow, what does all that mean?
Peggy will walk you though how to understand and follow a weaving pattern.
Beginner Knitter Series
with Sue
How we teach knitting has evolved over the years. Sue has had two standing classes each month and she discovered that everyone looking for a beginning class does not need the very beginnings. So she created a series. Students can pick and choose the classes based on their current skill sets. The patterns are included in the price of the class.
Beginning Knitting 101: Gauntlets
In this class you will learn the very basics -- how to cast on and the knit stitch. As soon as you have the gauntlet finished you will get a reminder on casting on and how to purl. And you finish with a matching set of fingerless mitts.
Beginning Knitting 201: Welted Cowl
In this course you will get a reminder on how to cast on with the addition of how to work in rounds, read a pattern, and track your rows. And you get more practice with both the knit and purl stitches.
Beginning Knitting 301: Basic Beanie
Now you get to put your skills to the test. You will again cast on in the round and now work knit and purl stitches in the same round. You will also learn how to work decreases as well as how to work on double pointed needles.
Beginning Knitting 401: Lace Headband
Sue takes it up a notch with a small project. You will learn to make mirrored increases, follow a chart, work a lace pattern, mirror decreases, and a single row button hole. All in a small headband!
October Preview:
Charity Knitting: Knots of Love
Every October we pick a charity.
This year we will be knitting Chemo Caps for Knots of Love.
Knots of Love is a local SoCal charity started in 2007 whose mission it is to donate hand knitted/crocheted chemo caps, premie hats, blankets, and more to people going through difficult times.
I chatted with Christine, the founder of Knots of Love, and she said they are also having a drive for hats for Veterans. And we can add Pima 100 to the list of approved yarns for your store. So plan a little charity knitting time in October. We are placing an order today for more Cherub Aran and the Sirdar Snuggly should be in before October 1st.
If you want to use stash yarn, be sure to consult with Knots of Love approved list of yarns: For a complete list of yarns and for free patterns, click here.
Socktober is two things. First, it is a focus on learning how to knit socks and second, it is a charity drive for socks for the homeless. Throughout the month of October you will find tons of classes and KALs on socks and we will do a sock drive for local shelters.
Alpaca Trunk Show
Oct 24th - 27th
Love alpaca yarn? How about locally grown and milled yarn! And some spinning fiber. More details to follow!
It is Never too Late to Begin Again
Many of us are going through transitions -- retiring, dealing with loss, dealing with empty nests and new found time. The author of The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron, has updated her classic book with a look to these big changes.
And as so many of are going through the changes we thought we might spend some time on this journey together.
We will meet Monday mornings at 9 am at HOKC. The first meeting will be October 1st. Please have purchased the book and read the intro.
Thanks Charlene for recommending this journey!!
912 New York St. Redlands, CA 92223