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Events & Workshops - Sept 2012 - Dec 2012


Save these dates: September 7,8,9
Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-4
Don't miss this once-a-year event! Mark your calendar now! 



Sunday, October 28 • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Don't miss our annual open house showcasing
great new projects our elves have conjured up.
We'll show you all kinds of fun, easy, and even dazzling gift ideas
that are quick to knit or crochet so you can get a
head start on your holiday gift list!




Trunk Show: Saturday, Oct. 27

Come meet artist Mira Cole, designer and dyer of Baah Yarns.
You'll get to see all the colors of her La Jolla sock yarn,
plus some of her newest yarns.


Saturdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 & 17 • 1 - 4 p.m.candacesock 

You all loved Mira's last sock class. Now try the
Candace sock, worked cuff down with a combination of lace stitches, giving the look of elegant sophistication. Your feet will be proud as punch to wear them!
You’ll learn the German cast on, how to rotate stitches to achieve your desired design, a heel flap
and the Kitchener stitch.
Class fee: $50 plus materials
Skill level: Intermediate
Saturdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 & 17 • 1 - 4 p.m.



Wednesday, Nov. 28 • 6 - 9 p.m.

We are treating you to a night out to come peruse the store for those special yarns, knitting bags,
accessories, needles, etc. that you would like to see wrapped under your Christmas tree or for another
special occasion. Enjoy some light refreshments while you make out your "wish list."
Then leave it with us, along with some contact names and we'll pass on the hint.
Event is complimentary, but please let us know you plan to attend.



Intro to Weaving

Curious about weaving? Now you can learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom right here at ABYC! Carla will teach you to set up the loom and weave a beautiful scarf using Mountain Colors yarns. This little loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom, allowing you to weave items such as table runners, placemats, purses, bags and more. The skills and techniques you learn using a rigid heddle loom also transfer to other types of looms, including table and floor looms.
Another great way to play with fabulous yarns!
One Session.
Workshop fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee

Monday, Nov 12    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

stripesandplaidsCHECKS & PLAIDS & STRIPES, OH MY!!

In this class you will combine color order changes and the rigid loom's plain weave structure for incredible
design possibilities. "Oh my" is right!! Explore color order changes to create checks, plaids and/or stripes,
then weave a scarf using one of these elements.
Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent.

One session.
Workshop fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, Oct. 21 or Sunday, Dec. 9 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.






Three Spinning Workshops with Angie Miller



This is a beginning class for those who want to spin yarn with the speed of a wheel. You will learn the parts
of the wheel and how it works, drafting with the short forward draw and the over-the-fold back draw, plus basic plying. Angie has four wheels available for rent, so sign up early to secure your wheel.


Two sessions.
Workshop fee: $55, plus materials and $5 wheel rental fee (if needed)

Sundays, October 7  & 21 1
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.




Add a hint of sparkle to your holiday projects. In this class you will create unique yarns by adding in beads and sequins. Must know how to spin a sound single ply yarn.


One session.
Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $5 wheel rental fee (if needed)

Sunday, November 4
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Skill Level: Intermediate Spinners



Spinners can build their spinning skills by learning how to create texture in their handspun yarn.
In this class you will create lovely boucle and eyelash yarns. Must know how to spin a sound single ply yarn.


One session.
Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $5 wheel rental fee (if needed)

Sunday, December 2
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Skill Level: Intermediate Spinner


You are welcome to join the following groups. Please call if you'd like more information.

 Knit it Forward Charity Knitting: Thurs., Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, Dec. 20 • 1 - 3p.m.
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA) • 2 - 6p.m.
Men's Knitting: Fri., Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26, Nov. 9, Dec. 14 • 7p.m.
Knit & Practice Spanish: Wed., Sept. 5 & 19, Oct. 3, 17 & 31, Nov. 21, Dec. 6 & 19 • 5 - 6:30p.m.
ABYC Book Club: Wed., Sept. 26 & Oct. 25 (no Book Club in Nov. or Dec.) • 2 - 3:30p.m.
Stitches from the Heart: First Wednesday of the month • 1 - 3p.m. 



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