Can't stop!

Occasionally, a project gets away with us.  When you find yourself unwilling to put the needles down, we would encourage you to enjoy the fun and keep on knitting!Last week during our blizzard, Julie cast on for a little Baa-ble Hat, intending to work just the brim of the hat.  This is homework assigned to folks taking Lindsay's class that meets on April 9th.ba-able-wipLindsay will be leading a discussion of different types of colorwork, the pattern and chart repeats, and how to make a better fitting modified hat for kiddos based on Susan Anderson’s suggestions. Lindsay will also demonstrate the Scandinavian style of two handed color work and explain its many benefits. We’ll also cover pompom creation and attachment.Julie is looking forward to the class and while she was pleased to have her assignment complete, that beautiful snowy day stretched out ahead of her and she found herself continuing to knit just a bit more.baable-wip-02And a bit more.  She found that she just couldn't resist the call of the stitches.  Watching the pattern form was such a treat, that she just kept knitting.baable-finishedBefore the last flakes fell, Julie had completed a new hat with a darling pompom to boot!She used Quince & Co,'s aran weight Osprey yarn with US 6 and US 7 needles creating a snug and dense little hat.  She cast on just 96 stitches working a double repeat of 48 stitches of the chart.With the class still a couple of weeks away, she has plenty of time to start another version of the hat, this time an even smaller version using just 60 stitches of the chart.There are still a few open spots available for this Saturday morning class on April 9th.  Give us a call at the shop at 970-407-1461 to reserve your spot!