March Classes

simple hatI have two classes beginning this week at Silk Road Textiles.  I am teaching a simple hat class beginning on Friday from 12-2 and a Sweater Knitting Workshop beginning on Sunday from 1-3.  Both classes will work for newish knitters and teach knitting in the round.   You must be comfortable both  knitting and purling for either one, but that is the only requirement.  The hat requires a 16 inch circular needle and a set of double pointed needles, both in size 8, and worsted weight yarn.  You have a couple choices for top down sweater patterns available at the shop and the yarn and needles required will depend on which pattern you choose.  I will be available 45 minutes prior to class time for the sweater to help choose the pattern, yarn and needles.  Call the shop at 513-541-3700 to register.


Little Moe


I knit a baby hat for a friend’s newborn. I used the school colors since our kids are in high school band together. It is a small version of the hat I teach in one of my classes. I really like knitting baby items. I didn’t knit when my kids were babies; so I don’t really have any keepsakes I knit for them from their baby years.

FO Shizzle

Ms and Os  blanket

A new FO (finished object to the uninitiated).  It is one of the nicest things I have woven so far for sure.  I love everything about this baby blanket.  The Ms and Os weaving pattern is so much fun to do and the finished project is so soft and pretty.  I plan on making more and trying out other yarns.   Check it out the project details on my Ravelry project page.   Now back to your regularly schedule knitting.

Late Night Knitting


I’m having a little bit of insomnia tonight. There’s nothing like working on endless rows of stockinette to induce a few yawns though.  I do love the mohair and it would be nice to finish this wrap while it’s still cool enough to wear it. A couple more sleepless nights and I just might accomplish that.

Learn to Knit: Class begins this week!

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit?  Now is your chance!  A two-part class on Knit and Purl Basics begins on Friday, February 1 from 12-2 at Silk Road Textiles so you can learn the fundamentals of knitting.  In these two classes, I will teach you how to knit, cast on, purl and bind off.  Those are the 4 fundamental skills of knitting  and once they mastered, you can knit anything!  Supplies needed are a ball of worsted weight yarn (wool is recommended)  and size 8 straight knitting needles (wood needles are recommended) .  Stop in or call to Silk Road Textiles to register and get your supplies.  Class is $40 plus supplies.  513-541-3700 .