Mini Classes for our June 2002 Meeting
HAND & WRIST CARE
Sarah Hauschka, besides being a skillful knitter and
spinner, is also a nurse. She will lead a discussion about the painful side
of knitting (overuse syndrome) and how to avoid it. She has some exercises
that may be beneficial. Sharing our experiences may give each of us new
Mary Mara recently completed a gorgeous Philosopher's
Wool sweater, and learned some wonderful techniques while doing it. If you
are contemplating trying one of these kits or are struggling with one, this
is a good place to get advice. If you have made a Philosopher's Wool
sweater, please bring it and add your thoughts to the discussion.
TROUBLESHOOTING SOCK PROBLEMS
Betsy McCarthy is well known to many of us
for her skill in both knitting socks and teaching others how to make them.
She will focus on the major sock knitting challenges and also demonstrate
and teach the crossover join. Materials: Bring double pointed needles and
appropriate scrap yarn to learn the join, socks in progress and any
questions you may have. Everyone is welcome, but session may be most useful
to those who have already made some socks.
Pat Brunner will explain short rows. This is a terrific
technique for shaping, and works its magic in other ways as well as an
alternative to intarsia, for example. Materials: Bring a couple of
different colors of yarn and your needles if you want to try it.
Karen Fujita has done beaded knit and crochet projects,
and will demonstrate the beading techniques she uses. She also has a
quick and easy method to crochet a beaded rope. Materials: Bring any of
your beads you may want to try.
Evelyn Clark will talk about and demonstrate the technique
of needle felting. She has become fascinated with it, as it is a wonderful
way to decorate and embellish (and even mend) your knitted projects.
Suzanne Sullivan will show at least 2 ways of doing double
decreases and how to attach one square to the next. She will have samples
and printed handouts and will include instructions for triangles (although
there won't be time to teach those). Materials: Some scraps of sport,
jumper or DK weight WOOL and appropriate size needles for your yarn.