CW Craft's Knitting Session


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At the beginning of June I stumbled upon a new and up-and-coming craft store in the neighboring county.  It was kind of sparse in there, but I could see the potential.  I signed up for a knit class if they ever offered one and since then I haven't been able to get back to that store.  Well, this weekend I got a call saying, "yes there is a class and yes, it starts next week."  I was game! 

So today was my first out of two sessions.  The other is on Friday.  Guess what?  I'm the only student!!!!!  Because I already knew about the yarn weights, terminology charts, a little about knitting, etc. the teacher let me show her what I knew and went from there.  So far we're making a dishcloth that starts at the corner.  It's so cool.  She taught me a different cast on method, an easy way to increase stitches, and that I was knitting and purling incorrectly.  The finished product looked the same but my method would probably explain all the extra hand movements and gestures.  lol  This is why I have been wanting someone face-to-face to help me.  I've got to practice the proper way (or "a" proper way to control the yarn).  (Even though this door says "Scrap Village" it's where my knit class was held.  It's also the scrapbooking classroom.)

My knit teacher working on her dishcloth.  (She knits, cross-stitches, embroiders, sews...but does not crochet.)
My dishcloth project and her finished dishcloth.

Anyways, my teacher said that if I finish up the dishcloth then we can practice some on circular needles since I really want to do that.  Plus she's going to show me how to do loom knitting.  I found a loom knit kit at a thrift store last year for $2.  Brand new.  Remember?

The store has filled up since my early June visit.  Maybe one day I'll have my own little space to call my own too.  But for now, I'm content taking classes.

Each section of crafts belongs to a different crafter.  They rent spaces and sell their finished products.  Behind this space is a place to purchase supplies like fabric, yarn, or notions.
This is the crafter's lounge.  People go up here and craft and chat.  Isn't the woodwork gorgeous?  All of the classes as well as this lounge are in the upstairs loft part of the craft store.

Now I think I'm motivated more than ever to finish up this crochet project I started in the doctor's office.  That way I can knit this dishcloth without guilt.  :-D

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  1. Sounds like you had a lot of fun Libby! It's always nice to get the advice you need so that you can get a project done just right and to find out that you are doing extra things that aren't necessary. I did that once also. Love the blue yarn you are using too! :)

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