We have a special event indeed coming up for two days: Friday, December 2nd Saturday, December 3rd!Jennifer Miller, an indie dyer from Longmont, CO who owns Theodora's Pearls, will have a pop-up shop and will be teaching both days.In the way of yarn, Jennifer offers us luxury hand-dyed yarn in fiberways that include bamboo, wool, wool/cashmere and wool/silk blends, and more. She will also bring some Chicken Soup bags and yarny cards for our purchasing pleasure!In the way of classes, Friday night at 5:30 she will give a talk about updated mitered squares . "Mitered squares, a part of modular or no-sew component knitting, is a great use for scraps, for hand-painted or high contrast yarns, and for creating interesting textures. Squares can be used for creating garments, accessories, and much more!"Then on Saturday, she will teach Elizabeth Zimmerman's classic pattern, the Baby Surprise Jacket, from 9am until noon.According to Jennifer, "Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket is a very charming, adaptable, useful pattern that works, as written, for newborns through toddlers. This famous pattern must be easy, since tens of thousands of them have been made over the years – and that counts only those posted on Ravelry! However, EZ’s pattern writing style is conversational and not particularly linear.With this class and the basic pattern, you will be able to figure it out fast! In fact, it’s quite easy, and lends itself to endless creativity. This fun and interactive class covers BSJ construction; tips and tricks; creative options and ideas; sizing the BSJ; knitting techniques; baby gifting options. I have constructed dozens of BSJs in all sizes & has created my own annotation to the basic pattern."
Participants please bring:
The BSJ pattern from Schoolhouse Press; Sport, DK or light worsted weight yarn; 24" circular needles, size 6, 7, 8 (or those that create a medium-firm fabric with your yarn); stitch markers; safety pins.
Class preparation: please cast on 160 stitches on a size 7 or 8 32” circular needle. (Your choice of cast on methods.)
Instructor provides: Jennifer's 11 page annotated pattern explication; sample yarn for learning important stitch pattern.
There are over 25,000 projects on Ravelry to provide ample inspiration in making yours unique!
Plan to come to the shop anytime after 1pm Friday through Saturday and call 970.407.1461 to secure your spot in the Saturday class!