By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall Excitement

It's been way to long since I blogged and what has been preventing me from blogging has been a very busy day job running into my nights and weekends. Not a good thing.

There has been some excitement around here in the last week or so. We bought a new car! Look closely at this picture and you can see Clancy looking out the window.

We received it last Friday night and I just love it!

It's a 2008 Kia Rondo in volcanic red.

Lots of room for our two dogs and lots of room for all our camping stuff, if we feel like camping. And my spinning wheel can sit upright in any area of the car with all that head room.

Another exciting thing was receiving my final secret pal package in the mail! My pal was just amazing (I still don't know who she was, no reveal yet).

There is some awesome sock yarn that I'm dying to cast on. I love the colors. Then there is a cute little wooden cat, wooden bowl and chop sticks too. An adorable hand made paper book, and chocolate. Lots of little goodies!

On the knitting front, I've been knitting and felting bags for the London-Wul shop and getting ready for upcoming knitting classes. See the schedule on the side bar. Tomorrow is the toe-up sock class. I also finished my handspun shawl but I don't have any after blocking pictures yet. It turned out really beautiful but a bit smaller than I would have liked.

Off to get some coffee and enjoy my first Saturday off in 3 weeks!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Fall and Winter Knitting Classes

I'm really excited about the upcoming classes I'll be teaching at London-Wul. Here is a preview of each one. For more information or to register for the class call the great gals at London-Wul.

Learn to Knit Dishcloth - Sept 6
Perfect project for first time knitters. Learn some of the basics and create a functional dishcloth at the same time. Perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself.

Lounge Sock - Sept 21
Soft and cozy socks for you knit by you! Terrific beginner sock knit with chunky yarn. A great class to learn how to knit in the round using double pointed needles or to try out 1 circular needle (Magic Loop Method) for socks, your choice. You will also learn increases and decreases as well as grafting. Only skill required is the knit stitch.

Toe Up Sock - Sept 28
Are you tired of having too much sock yarn left over? Have you been looking for a new way to knit socks? If so, this class is for you. We will be learning how to construct a sock from the toeup. During this class you will work on a baby sock to allow us to tackle each section but you will go away with the know how to make your favorite cuff down sock patterns from the toe up.

Cabled Hat - Oct 5
Ready to branch out from scarves and rectangles? If yes, this project is perfect for you. This chunky cabled hat is a fast knit and can be done with or without the cables. You will learn to knit on circular and double pointed needles as well as learn a basic cable and increases. All you need to know is how to knit and purl comfortably in ribbing.

Extreme Mitten - Oct 19
These mittens work up in no time with this chunky colorful wool. You will learn all of the techniques needed to follow a conventional mitten pattern. A great class to learn how to knit in the round using double pointed needles, increases and decreases. All you need to know is how to knit.

Felted Bag (it's the bag in the last post), Nov 2 & Nov 16 (2 parts)
Learn how to felt this fabulous firey bag just in time for Christmas. You will learn two great felting techniques, fulling and needle felting, and will be able to make your own individual creations using these. Must have basic knitting skills such as casting on and knitting

Cables in the Bag, Nov 23
Learn how to follow a chart to make various cables that turn into a wonderful bag.Must have basic knitting skills such as casting on, knitting and purling.

Ribbin Lace Cowl, Dec 7
Fun way to start off learning to knit lace is with this soft and cozy lace cowl! These make excellent Christmas gifts for friends or family. Must know basic knitting techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling.