Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SOCKS Toe up, two at a time class

Anyone remember "Little Roses"?
Anyone ever been to "Iron Horse"?

I am SO excited to be teaching the techniques associated with this pattern at the Iron Horse later this month.  It would be so much fun to see some friendly faces there as well.
My favorite sock knitting technique is Two At A Time, or TAAT, and Toe-up.  I will be teaching Wednesday evenings starting September 19th for 4 weeks.  Class is from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.  Plenty of time to get to Natick after work.
Check out the Iron Horse website for more information and to register.

If you already know the benefits of TAAT and toe-up but know someone who doesn't, please pass on this message!!  The more the merrier!
Here is the excerpt from the Newletter:
NEW! Toe up, two at a time sock workshop
Bored with a basic ribbed sock? Have second sock syndrome? Join Linda for four weeks knitting a toe up, two at the same time (on two circulars or Magic Loop) sock workshop. This is Linda's own design, Little Roses, using a fingering/sock yarn and US 1 needles. This sock is knit toe up with a gusset and heel flap. The pattern is written for 60 sts around (at 30sts/4 inches) but easily be resized by adding ribbed sections to the front and around the back.Linda will be glad to help those who want to learn Magic Loop or two circular needles. The pattern will be available in the store at the first session.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable with knit and purl. Basic sock knitting helpful but not necessary!
Date: Wednesday evenings, September 19, 26, October 3 and 10 (4 weeks).
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Fee: $90.00, materials must be purchased at the store.
Instructor: Linda Fisher
Registration Form

Friday, August 24, 2012


I've been bitten by the pattern bug and have been designing like crazy.  As they get testing and published I'll post them here for you to see.

While Vacationing in Andalucia, I was impressed with the jagged mountain peaks.  The views were breathtaking, especially during our drive up and through the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range on the way to Ronda.  It is these mountains that have inspired this shawl/scarf
  This is a great beginner's lace pattern.  Easily memorized and perfect for "on the go" knitting.
I will soon also have this available as a full kit through MomofTwins@Etsy.com.  The kit will include a Handmade knitting bag, yarn, needles and other accessories required to complete the project.  I'll let you know when they are available.