Monday, June 7, 2010

Holiday Head Start

Class Spotlight

By Lindsey

As I’ve started teaching at Twist this year, it’s been fun to hear how many of the students plan on doing holiday projects for friends and family this year, or even as decorations for their own homes. If you’re already an accomplished knitter, you’re perhaps already in the planning stages for this year’s gifts.

However, if you haven’t started thinking about it, why not check out a few of our classes this summer that are geared towards cold-weather projects? (True, once the thermometers hit ninety degrees, wool hats and mittens may be further from your mind than at any other point in the year, but you could always find a nice, air-conditioned spot to do some knitting…)

Lara’s offering her Basic Mittens class on Tuesdays, June 8 and 15, from 6 – 8 PM. All you need, apart from materials, are the skills equivalent to those learned in our Knitting 102 class: knitting in the round, increasing, and decreasing. You could always knit one pair in each of a school’s or team’s colors, then give them both to a sports fan in your life to mix and match! Registration is $40, plus the cost of materials.

Deb’s offering her Christmas Stocking class on Saturdays from June 12 to July 17, from 1-3 PM each session. It’s a long-term project class, so registration is $40 for any two of those class sessions and $5 per additional class session (cost of materials not included). If you’ve been considering learning how to do colorwork, this would be a great way to get going!

Our Tunisian Lace crochet class has been incredibly popular – the Moebius cowl that students make as the finished project for the class would be a wonderful gift. Pam is going to offer a second class in the series that will show you how to do a variation on the Tunisian full stitch; she’s used it to make a scarf called “Summer Rain.” The class has a $20 registration fee (cost of materials not included) and will be held from 1 – 3 PM on Saturday, June 19.

The class schedule has been really beefed up for the summer season – classes are filling quickly, so if something catches your eye, register online, call the shop, or stop by to sign up in person! And, as always, you can visit the Twist website and check out the class schedule page whenever it strikes your fancy.

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