The windy days of March are upon us and we have lots of fun things happening this month. Like making socks? Addicted to making socks? Not sure what you are doing with “that thing”? Anne does and wants to share her love of socks. Starting this month, we are adding a new Sock Asylum on Friday afternoons from 1 pm – 4 pm. Can’t make Friday afternoons? You can still come to one of our other Asylums and also Sunday afternoons. Shannon & Desirae are also addicted to socks and can help with questions.
We offer beginning knitting and crochet classes once a month. Our goal in these classes is to give you enough knowledge that you can walk out and go stitch a scarf! We will also point you to online resources that can help you continue learning and advancing in your fiber quest. Cost for beginner classes is $30 for instruction only or $40 for instruction plus supplies. By appointment only.
Crochet 101 – Saturday, Mar. 9th: 1-3pm – We cover chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to finish a project. We also discuss other crochet stitches, such as a half double crochet and treble crochet, as variations of those we learn in class.
Knitting 101 – Saturday, Mar. 23rd: 1-3 pm – We cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. If time allows we will also show you some patterns and designs you can make using only those two stitches!
If those dates aren’t convenient for you, we also offer private instruction for $15 an hour that can be arranged to fit your schedule!
We also offer more advanced and pattern classes that change from month to month. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our calendar to stay updated on what we’ll be offering next! (We promise we won’t send out more than two emails per month.)
$15 per hour: By appointment only
Already know a thing or two about knit or crochet? Or can’t make the Saturday 101 classes? Private instruction with any of our staff may be right up your alley! We’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time!
Monthly Classes for March 2019 – Sign up here!
Freebie Friday: Leaf Earrings or Coasters (crochet):
Fri. Mar 1st, 4:30 pm – 8 pm
Start Spring cleaning and use up your yarn scraps to make coasters out of DK or worsted weight yarn (select your hook size accordingly) OR make earrings out of size 10 crochet cotton (a steel hook in size 1.75 to 2 mm). Quick-ish project: 5 rounds for earrings, 6 rounds for coasters. Color suggestion for earrings: use a purple and a dark blue and make mock peacock feather earrings. Best of all – F R E E !!!
Suggested Yarns: Scrap DK or Worsted-Weight
Honeycomb Scarf (crochet): Fri. Mar 8th, 6 pm – 8 pm
New to the shop, we now carry Great Barrier Reef yarns! We’ve paired this sport-weight cotton with a fun scarf pattern for your casual summer wardrobe. Whether you think of a honeycomb or Swiss cheese, you’ll enjoy watching the pattern develop in this self-striping yarn. Bonus – it’s a fast project as well so you’ll be wearing soon after hooking on!!
Suggested Yarns: Great Barrier Reef, Modern Cotton DK, Remix light, or some of our indie dyers have DK and worsted weight beauties
Sat. Mar 16th, 2 pm – 4 pm
Sat. Apr 20th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20 includes pattern & classes
Days Like These is a resizable shawl with one version of the base pattern given. This lovely shawl features three colors of weight yarn, knit into a scrumptious texture and lovely lace. fingering Each pattern in this collection features instructions to enlarge the shawl (will use additional yardage), along with yardage and needle suggestions for different weights of yarn. Each also includes at least one “hack” or extra written version to produce a different interpretation of the pattern.
Class 1 will get you started. Class 2 is to teach you how to work the lace edging.
Suggested Yarns: Indie-dyed Yarn; Nuna; Folio
Short Lacy Poncho (crochet):
Fri. Mar 22nd & Fri. Apr 5th
6 pm – 8 pm
This season-spanning poncho is made of 2 panels joined together using an interesting join. Rated for intermediate crocheters, this pattern will hold your attention. Designed for a worsted weight, Leslie has modified the pattern to accommodate DK and sport-weight as well. We’ll start the panels in the first session, and work the join at the second session 2 weeks later.
Suggested Yarns: Great Barrier Reef, Modern Cotton DK, Berroco Comfort, Queensland Collection Cairns, Berroco Remix
Little Bunny Cushion (knit): Sat. Mar 30th, 2 pm – 4 pm
This little bunny cushion is the perfect accessory to add a little cuteness to your home decor and be a playmate and cuddle companion to little ones in the home.
Tip – If you don’t have bulky yarn, try using two strands of worsted weight yarn held together. This project is a great stash buster.
Suggested Yarns: Bulky or Worsted-Weight
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Saturday, April 6th
2 pm – 4 pm
Cross-d features 2 of our favorite elements: a simple, yet complex looking border, and a beautiful Japanese-inspired design.
It is a buttoned cowl that is versatile in its styling, and can be worn as a cowl or a snood.
Suggested Yarns: Savanna, Summer Silk, Milky Whey
Yarn!!! Fiber!!! Weaving!!! Spinning!!! Contests!!! Classes!!! Almost everything involving fibery goodness is to be had at the Seguin City Coliseum (950 Sth Austin). We will be there, so swing by and say “Hi!!!”. (Yes, our storefront shop will be closed these two days.)
Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 12 noon
Sock Fridays: 1 – 4 pm