Monday, March 5, 2007

Knitting?

So this winter I decided that I needed a new hobby. I read a lot, I like to do Sudoku in front of the television, but I wanted to do something else. There is a little yarn shop right around the corner from our house called Yarn It All. So one day I decided to stop in and see what the classes are all about.

The classes are really reasonably priced and run for four weeks, two hours each Tuesday night. It's nice to get to meet some other people in town, learn to knit, see what other people are working on and get a little social time.

It's great fun and I'm starting to find some cool online resources in addition to my weekly classes. I plan to start a link section about knitting, since I've found some pretty cool sites about knitting. So far one of my favorites is Lion Brand Yarn. They offer free patterns, a free newsletter and info about knitting. If you're interested in knitting, check it out.

6 comments:

Autumn said...

Make sure you post some pictures of your projects. I can't wait to see them.

Autumn

Sparky said...

I will do just that. Of course, no one is all that excited about scarves, but I'll try to share pictures.

Autumn said...

Cool! Here is something to post in your blog if you would like ...

http://autumnblue74.blogspot.com/2007/03/eighteen-musical-meme.html

Mo said...

sparkles...(that's my new name for you...just because i feel like it!!) sparkles...i found a place in why oh are kay (york) called "the yarn sellar" (www.yarnsellar.com) that does the classes and such...so i think i'm going to have to jump on the knitting bandwagon too!! by the by...a few months ago on gilmore girls there was a knit-a-thon to raise money for some bridge...anyhoo...Lorelai had a t-shirt with a skull and crossbones...but the crossbones were knitting needles and it said "knit or die." apparently you can get them online somewhere because a whole knitting hullaballoo started because of trademarks and such. anyhoo...just thought you would be interested:) peace!!

Sparky said...

Mo,
Awesome, we can share patterns and stuff! ;-)

Knitting is cool!! I've seen some cool tshirts with knitting designs - Knit or die trying (with skull and crossbones). Pease, Love, Yarn. Eat, Sleep, Knit.

It's amazing how many young women are knitting today!!

B said...

I just started knitting last year I am the queen of scarfs I may progress to baby blankets but not yet I still can't cast off alone LOL

nice blog