Class Round Up – Is it November already?

It’s time to share a few upcoming classes with you in case you were thinking now is the perfect time for such a thing. I’m inclined to agree with you there. So, how about a neat trio of offerings that cover diverse subjects?

Show the World! A photography workshop for crafters and designers: Are your Ravelry project pages looking a little sad? The patterns you design getting ignored? Etsy sales not so swift? Never underestimate the importance of awesome photography! Learn to navigate this brand new world and avoid the common pitfalls of amateur photography, and show the world how truly gorgeous your projects are! Yarny-photo-goddess Vivian will cover basic lighting techniques (ie, things you can totally pull off at home without fancy equipment), camera use, creative display, and an intro to lightbox construction. The first session of this class is Sunday, November 7th, from 1-3 pm and costs $20. You will need your camera (preferably digital, but if it’s not, that’s ok), your camera manual if you can find it (pro tip: If you’ve lost yours, try google!), USB cord or card reader for hooking your camera up to a computer, and an item or several to photograph (yarn, a project, or whatever you want!) This class is fabulous and folks in the last session are still buzzing about it.

New Pathways– November 8, 15, and 22
Dive into the genius of Cat Bordhi and learn about her new “sockitectures” that eliminate traditional gussets! Sivia (who happens to be a good friend of Cat herself!) will cover all the techniques needed to knit the socks in “New Pathways for Sock Knitters, Book 1” and give you pointers on customizing the fit. Guaranteed to expand your sock horizons! $60 for three weeks of instruction.

Intro to Entrelac/Athena Cowl is coming up on Wednesday, November 3rd. Athena is an entrelac cowl, knit in the round. We’ll have an introduction to entrelac knitting, and you will go home with all the skills you need to complete this project. Taught by designer Michele Bernstein, from 6-8pm. Cost is only $20 and you’ll need 2 50 gm/128 yd/118 m balls of Crystal Palace Taos or Mochi Plus. 16 inch (40 cm) US size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle, or size that gives you gauge, one stitch marker. Includes Athena pattern by Michele Bernstein.

Call us at 503.922.1150 or email the shop at for more information or to sign up for a class! Or you can check out our complete current class schedule here.