Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Knitting will be at Revue in the Tower District on Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. It's my birthday so come help me celebrate! Revue is a coffee house right next to Peimonte's Deli. 620 East Olive Avenue

Thursday, December 9, 2010

We will be at the Tower Starbucks tomorrow, December 10 from 4-5:30pm and Monday, December 13 from 4-5:30pm.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Night Knitting is moving to the Tower Starbucks for the Holidays. Fig Garden is just too crazy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, December 1st at Charlotte's from 4pm to 5:30pm. If they happen to close early we will move over to Revue. See you there!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Knitting Days

Holiday Knitting Days-Wednesday, Nov. 24, 10-12noon, Charlotte's; Friday, Nov. 26, 1-3pm Tower Starbucks.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Tuesday night group is meeting at Robin's house tonight. Message me or call 559-425-6301 if you need directions.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Knitting Dates

We will be knitting on Saturday, November 13, from 11:30am to about 1pm at either the Fig Garden Starbucks or inside Whole Foods in the food court area. It just depends on whether there is enough space at Starbucks. Look for knitters, we shouldn’t be hard to spot!

Monday, November 15 we will be at the Tower Starbucks from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Tuesday nights I am moving over to Whole Foods as Starbucks is too crowded and it’s too cold to sit outside. This meetup goes from 6pm to 9pm and can get raunchy. It’s loads of fun though!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This week we will be knitting at Charlotte's Bakery on Thursday, November 11 from 11am to 1pm.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Temporary Knit Day Change

No knitting this Friday, November 5. I am out of town. But....we will be knitting today, Thursday, November 4th at the Tower Starbucks from 4-5ish. It is also Arthop so come on down and see what Tower has planned!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Change of Knitting Days

Hi All,

I am changing our knitting days to Fridays only. We will be at the Tower Starbucks from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

See you there!

Saturday Knitting

We will be meeting at Fig Garden on the patio in front of Talbot’s from 10-12 this Saturday. Again, if it’s raining we will be indoors at Whole Foods.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Knitting today, Saturday, October 23. We will be at Fig Garden Village from 10-12noon, outside on the patio in front of Talbot's if it's not raining or inside Whole Foods if it is.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Great Day in the Knitting World!

Today is knitting at Charlotte's Bakery from 2-4. It's definitely knitting weather, sorta!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mark Your Calendars!

I am holding some permanent Knitting Days. Wednesdays, from 2pm to 4pm at Charlotte's Bakery and Fridays, from 1pm to 3pm at the Tower Starbucks.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Knitting tomorrow, Oct. 1 at the Tower Starbucks from 2-4pm.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Knitting today, Tower Starbucks from 2-4. See you there!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Knitting Day!

Here are another Knitting Day for everyone. Thursday, September 30 from 1pm to 3pm at Charlotte's Bakery.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Knitting Day, Wednesday, September 22 from 2-4. We will be at Starbuck's in the Tower. There is lots of construction at Olive and Wishon but all the side streets are open.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Final Clearance Sale

Join me on Sunday, September 26th for the Final Sale of the remaining yarn, needles and books. Everything is 70% off the marked price!

I will be setting up at my mom's shop, Dogz 'n Catz, 1418 Clovis Ave in the Barnyard Shopping Center from 12:00noon to 4:00pm. Please, cash and checks only for this special, final sale.

Come get some great yarn and help me make some space in my apartment!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I will be teaching socks tomorrow from 10-12 at Jewelart and then hanging out at Charlotte's from 2:30-4:30. Hope to see some of you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

World Wide Spin in Public Day

Saturday is World Wide Spin in Public Day so I will be at Fig Garden in front of Talbot's. There is a nice shady seating area where we can hang out for a while. I plan on being there between 1pm and 3pm, possibly longer if it's nice out. Bring your spinning and/or other fiber crafts and hang out for the afternoon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I am knitting at Starbucks in Tower from 2-4 on Wednesday. Hope to see some of you.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Classes for September and October 2010

*Almost all supplies will have to be purchased prior to class. I have closed the store and don’t have very much stock left. If I do have something usable for the class it will be noted in the description. All classes will have the location of the class in the description. *

GET WIRED BRACELET

Bracelets are a great accessory to go with your new fall sweaters. Come learn how to use wire and beads for a stunning new piece of jewelry. Each student will be able to make one or two unique cuffs or bangles during class. Students must know the basic knit stitch. Supplies needed are a spool of 24 or 26 ga. wire, size 8 or 10.5 plastic needles and the pattern.
The pattern is available at Jewelart or on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/get-wired-bracelet
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Jewelart

PINK LEMONADE SHAWL
“Pink Lemonade is a shawl in three triangular sections with patterns inspired by Estonian lace knitting. Instead of traditional Estonian nupps, I’ve chosen to embellish the patterns with beads.” Tricia Lewis, designer. The shawl uses size 5 circular needles, a crochet hook small enough to fit through the beads, 700 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn and 504 size 6/0 beads to complete the pattern as written. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry at the following link, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pink-lemonade
Date: Thursdays, September 16, 30, October 14
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $78.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer
Location: Jewelart

MOEBIUS SCARF

Meg loves these! This is a great scarf that actually stays on. They are fun to knit, can be mindless if you want and work up fairly quickly. Any weight of yarn will work. You will need at least 120 yards of bulky yarn or up to 400 yards of fingering yarn and a set of 40” or 47” circular needles in a size that is 3 or 4 times larger than what the ball band recommends. The book “Magical Treasury of Knitting” is useful but not necessary for this class.
Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fee: $24.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Dogz ‘n Catz

TECHNIQUES OF SOCK KNITTING

This class will cover the basics of sock knitting by making a small sample sock using worsted weight yarn and size 5 double point needles. At the end of the two sessions you will be able calculate the numbers needed to make an adult sock. Meg will have her free sock pattern available for each student.
Date: Fridays, September 17, 24
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $52.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Jewelart

EMMA
This scarf is a great intro to lace knitting. Meg finds it way easier than Feather and Fan! You will learn ssk and yo’s with some restful garter stitch in between. You will need approximately 400 yards of worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles. The pattern is suitable for lots of yarn gauges although you will need more yarn and smaller needles for smaller yarn. The pattern will be available from the instructor for $5.00.
Date: Saturday, September 18
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Jewelart

BASIC BEANIE

Now that you know how to knit it’s time to make a Beanie for the winter. You will learn how to use circular and double point needles to knit in the round. You will need 120 yards of worsted weight yarn, size 6 and 8 16” circular needles and size 8 double point needles. The gauge for the hat is 4.5 stitches per inch. Meg will have her free hat pattern available for each student.
Date: Wednesdays, September, 22, 29
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $52.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Twee Boutique

BEADED HEARTS BABY HAT
Every child (or adult for that matter), needs a sparkly beaded hat! Anyone who knows how to knit a hat will be ready for this class. Beads will be used instead of Fair Isle knitting for the heart motifs. You will need to string 216 beads, cast on and knit several rows before the class, as you will be focusing on learning how to knit with beads and a chart. When you sign up be sure to ask for the homework details. The pattern is available on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/roll-brim-baby-hat Please let me know when you sign up for class if you aren’t on Ravelry and I will print a pattern for you.
Date: Thursday, September 23
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer
Location: Jewelart

INFAMOUS BEADED NECKLACES

Easy, easy, easy! This is a great way to make quick presents. Even beginning crocheters can make these necklaces. You will pick out a batch of beads, mix them all up, string them on and go to town. You will need a 2.75mm crochet hook, and all the beading supplies will be available at Jewelart.
Date: Thursday, September 23
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Jewelart

CLAPOCHET
This is a crocheted version of the Clapotis, the drop stitch shawl that has been so popular. Now it’s time for the crocheters to have a chance. A variegated or self-striping yarn looks fantastic in this pattern. You will need 650 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size J crochet hook.
Date: Thursday, September 23
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Dogz ‘n Catz

LITTLE SLIP OF A THING
This is a wonderful medium sized felted bag that uses two colors and a slip stitch pattern. This will enable you to make a sturdy bag that sits up on its own with only one strand of yarn. Come learn a new technique and then felt it so some mistakes don’t show! Sign up early so that we may order the perfect colors for you.
Dates: Thursdays, September 23, 30
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $52.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer
Location: Dogz ‘n Catz

CLEARANCE SALE!!!
Now is your chance to get quality yarns and books at an amazing 70% off retail! I have no room to keep these wonderful things so am giving you the chance to stock up before the Holiday Knitting Rush. I also have store copies of lots of books and patterns that have “Store Copy” written on them but what the heck? 70% off? Get it now! Cash and checks only, no credit or debit cards.
Date: Sunday, September 26
Time: 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Location: Dogz ‘n Catz

KNITTED CHANDELIER EARRINGS
Another great little jewelry piece! Using 28-gauge wire, beads and some chain you can make a really great looking pair of earrings. You will also need a set of US size 1 needles. The pattern is available for a free download at
http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=FREE007 We will have needle nose pliers available for use during class.
Date: Thursday, September 30
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Jewelart

CHRISTMAS LACE SCARF
A lovely and fun to knit project to get you started on your Holiday knitting. This scarf is very similar to one of the dishcloths we did last year and knitters loved it. You will need size 6 needles and approximately 215 yards of sport weight yarn. Now is a good time to try out some luxury fiber like cashmere or alpaca. The pattern is free and can be downloaded from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-lace
Dates: Thursday, September 30
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Dogz ‘n Catz

BEGINNING KNITTING
Come see what all the knitting excitement is about! This is a two-part class in which you will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. If you have taken the class before and feel that you need a refresher, come and join us again. You will need to come to class with knitting needles, size 9 or 10 in straight or circular and 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, preferably wool.
Date: Wednesdays, October 6, 13
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $52.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Twee Boutique

ENTRELAC SCARF

Entrelac knitting gives you a cool woven look in your regular stockinette knitting. It is an intriguing technique and a great way to advance your knitting skills. You need to know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease for this technique. We will teach you the rest! The pattern is available from Meg at the first class or you may download it from Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/entrelac-scarf-7
Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Jewelart

WATERFALL BEADED SCARF
Jane Davis has designed another stunning scarf with worsted weight yarn and beads. Big surprise, more beads! This is one of the simpler ways to knit with beads; if you know how to knit and purl you can make this. The pattern has detailed directions for grafting the two sides together and you can always call me when you finish both sides for some hands - on help. Please string 478 beads on each skein of yarn before class. We used size 5/0 Triangular beads, which can be purchased at Jewelart. You will need 400 yards of worsted weight yarn, size 6 needles, 956 beads and a big eye needle for the beads. The pattern is available at Jewelart.
Date: Friday, October 1
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $26.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Jewelart

KNITTING PARTIES
Schedule some time for you and your friends to learn knitting together. Meg will come to your home and work with your group in a comfortable, casual environment. This is also a great way for new moms to take a class without having to deal with daycare. Play date and knit time in one session!
Fee: $20.00 per person per hour, 3-person minimum
Instructor: Meg Smith

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR KNITTING OR CROCHET

Do you need some quiet time for knitting? Can’t concentrate when you’re at a knitting meet-up? Call to schedule your private lesson with Meg. We can meet in the morning or evening to work through your pattern or get you started again.
Fee: $25.00 per hour
Instructor: Meg Smith

CLASS LOCATIONS

Twee Boutique – 1302 N. Wishon Ave, Fresno CA 93728
Dogz ‘n Catz – 1418 Clovis Ave, Clovis CA 93612
Jewelart – 1811 E Dakota Ave. Fresno CA 93726

Class Policies

1. Class reservations are made by paying ½ the class fee. You may reserve a place in the class by phone, but it will not be a firm reservation until payment is received.
2. If the class is canceled by Ancient Pathways we will gladly refund your money or apply the money to another class.
3. If you need to cancel a class, please do so at least one week before the class. You may transfer class fees to another class or receive a credit slip. No refunds will be given for “No Shows” or cancellations less than one week before class.
4. Please feel free to call the day before or the first day of a class. We usually can fit you in!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We are knitting at Charlotte's Bakery tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 9 from 2-4pm. Come knit and get your favorite treat! I will have yarn for sale also. Need to make room in the apt.!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Beginning Knitting Class

I am teaching a Beginning Knitting class starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8, from 10am to 12noon. I will have some supplies with me since this is such late notice.

Come see what all the knitting excitement is about! This is a two-part class in which you will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. If you have taken the class before and feel that you need a refresher, come and join us again. You will need to come to class with knitting needles, size 9 or 10 in straight or circular and 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, preferably wool.

Date: Wednesdays, September, 8, 15
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Fee: $60.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith
Location: Twee Boutique

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I am holding a Knit Day today, Sept. 1, 2010 at Charlotte's Bakery's new location. We will be there from 2:30 to 4:30 assuming she isn't so busy she needs our seats. If anything goes wonky we will be over at Starbucks in the Tower. You can call me at 559-425-6301 to double check. This is my new google voice number and it will be nice to try it out.

Charlotte's Bakery is now at 609 E Olive, near Echo Ave.

Friday, August 27, 2010

We have another Knit Day. I haven't knitted this much in years! This time is Saturday, August 28 at Whole Foods from 10am to 12noon. We might be inside or outside on the north side of the store. Look around for us.

Classes Soon

Yay! Classes are a go at Jewelart! I will have a full schedule for you soon. Classes will be taught at Twee Boutique, Jewelart and Dogz ‘n Catz. We are finally moving forward.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Knit Day tomorrow, Friday, August 27 from 2:30-4:30pm. It will probably go a little later as one person is showing up around 4:45. If anyone has the yarn for the Four Seasons Afghan, a couple of people will be working on it. Bring yours and we can get a class started.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I am heading over to Tower Starbucks to work on the class schedule at 3:30 today. Come by if you need help or company.

I will be there also on Monday, August 23 from 2-4pm, Wednesday, August 25 from 3-5pm and Friday August 27 from 2:30-4:30pm.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Knitting Days!

Three more Knit Days: Monday, August 9, 1-3pm at the Tower Starbucks,
Sunday, August 15, 10-12noon at Whole Foods,
and Wednesday, August 25, 1-3pm at the Tower Starbucks.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Saturday Meet-up

Another Knit Day, this Saturday, August 7 at Whole Foods, indoors in the eating area on the North side of the store. The time will be from 10am to 12noon. Let's Knit!
We are knitting today, Friday, August 6, from 1pm to 3pm at the Tower Starbucks. See you there!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Knitting Day!

This Friday, July 30 from 1-3pm at the Tower Starbucks. It's indoors for you hot people. I will be bringing a shawl.

New Email Address

I have a new email address, helpmemeg@yahoo.com. The ancientpathways@sbcglobal.net is no longer working so please change your address book.

Thanks!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Help Night tonight

Just a reminder that I will be having a Help Night tonight, Thursday, July 22 from 6pm to 8pm at my mom’s shop, Dogz ‘n Catz. It is located at 1418 Clovis Ave in the Barnyard Shopping Center. Help will be available for all of you projects for $15.00 per hour with a 1-hour minimum or you can purchase a Help Me Meg! Card for $40.00. This is good for help, any time you see me. The card is for 2 hours of help time and can be used in increments of a minute or two or the whole two hours. This has turned out to be the best way to go if you only need a couple of minutes help at a time.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Saturday Meet-up - I will be at the Starbuck's at Herndon and Milburn from 1pm to 3pm this Saturday, July 17. Who wants to come play? You can hang out and knit or purchase a Help Me Meg! card if you need something fixed.

The address is 6701 N Milburn. One of the fun Tower Starbucks barristas works there. He remembered me and my drink after several years of not seeing me. I was very impressed!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Newsletter

The newsletter was sent out, you should receive it by tonight. I think it's rather pretty!
Fig Garden Starbucks tonight starting at 6pm. If you have a camp chair, you might want to throw it in the car as they keep running out of chairs.

See you there!

Friday, July 9, 2010

We are meeting Saturday, July 10 at 7:30am at the Vineyard Farmers Market at Blackstone and Shaw.

Now is the chance for all of the early birds to come and play

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Knitting Day

Knitting Friday, July 9 at Tower Starbucks - 10am to 11:30am.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Current Meet Ups

Tonight, Thursday, July 1 - Tower Starbucks from 6pm to 8:30pm and Monday, July 5, 10am to 11am or longer if anyone shows up. Fig Garden Starbucks on Tuesday, July 6, 6pm to 8:30pm

Come play with me, I miss people!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I will be at Starbucks in the Tower on Thursday night from 6pm to 8:30ish. I will have the new yarns with me and some new needles from Serendipity.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Knit Night

Tuesday night June 29, from 6-9sih we will be at Starbucks in Fig Garden again. If anyone gets there early please stake out the large outside tables for us. Or if the heat keeps up maybe we can take over the inside area.

The phone is working finally

The shop phone is finally functional! Call and leave a message if you need any knitting help or want to order something. I am still working on a place to hold classes. I think I am enjoying my time at home a little too much. ; )

Help Me Meg! Cards


I just got in the new "Help Me Meg!" cards. They are so cool! For anyone who needs help these are available for $40.00 each and are good 2 hours of help time, in 15 minute increments anytime we have a gathering.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Knitting Help Day

I will be at Starbuck’s in Tower on Sunday, June 27, (that’s tomorrow) from 10-12 if anyone needs help or just wants to hang out.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Phone Update

Unfortunately, the shop phone will be out of commission until the 23rd. If you need to contact me use Facebook, Ravelry or email to ancientpathways@sbcglobal.net

Moving Forward, Yay!

We are finally moving forward. I turned in the keys on Tu and that has closed out a lovely chapter of our lives.

We are now moving forward! I have talked with the B of A guy about setting things up for online purchases, now on to the ATT store so I can actually answer the phone when you call. All the little details! I did purchase the iPhone and it is amazing. Anywhere I go I can look up info for you, set up private lessons and check my calender. It's so cool!

I am still ordering things so let me know what you want by emailing to ancientpathways@sbcglobal.net.

Talk to you soon,
Meg

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Transitions

I have the new home office set up and will send pictures when I figure out how with my new mobile office, the iPhone. ; )
I am now working on the website and orders have already arrived on my doorstep. Remember, you can still schedule private lessons with me. I will have group meeting sites set up in the near future.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

STORE CLOSING

It is with much sadness that I write to everyone. I have decided to close Ancient Pathways. Saturday, June 5 will be our last day of business as a brick and mortar store. It has been an amazing run of 14 years and I couldn't have done it without all of you!

I will continue to teach and will be doing some special ordering. I am still working out all of the details of this new life. If anyone knows of places to hold classes I would love to hear of them.

If you are interested in following the new journey with me please send your name and email address to ancientpathways@sbcglobal.net. The newsletter company I use only has the email address and I can't always tell who is who.

I have loved working with all of you!

Sincerely,

Meg Smith
Ancient Pathways

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lee Johnson


I am so very saddened to tell everyone that Lee Johnson passed away on Thursday, May 13.
Rest in peace Lee, I love you so very much.

Beverly asked me to pass the information on to everyone.

Viewing will be next Thursday at the Paige Funeral Home in Selma from 4:00 to 7:00 for those that wish to go. The Memorial Service will be at St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 11:00 on Friday, May 21st and then luncheon at the Fellowship Hall next to the church and very short graveside at 2:00 at Kingsburg Cemetery.

Paige Funeral Chapel
2014 Arrants St
Selma, CA 93662
(559) 896-1240

St. Paul’s Methodist Church
2435 North Thesta Street
Fresno, CA 93703-1887
(559) 222-8419

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Classes! May - July

LITTLE SLIP OF A THING
This is a wonderful medium sized felted bag that uses two colors and a slip stitch pattern. This will enable you to make a sturdy bag that sits up on its own with only one strand of yarn. Come learn a new technique and then felt it so some mistakes don’t show! Sign up early so that we may order the perfect colors for you.
Date: Tuesdays, May 18, 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

TWO SUMMERS SUNDRESS
What a wonderful thing to make for any little girls in your life! It is designed to last two summers by crossing the straps the first year and wearing them uncrossed the second year. The bodice is easy knitting and your sewing skills can be very basic. We will have a sewing machine here for anyone who wants to use it but the sewing may all be done by hand. Please come in before class to pick your yarn, as you will have to go to a fabric store also to purchase fabric and thread. You will need one yard of fabric to coordinate with your yarn choice.
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

MULTNOMEH SHAWL
Does lace make you a little nervous? This shawl will help ease you into the fun world of lace knitting. It starts with garter stitch and then move into the lovely Feather and Fan stitch. We have even figured out how to add beads! The shawl uses one skein of sock yarn and a size 3-5 needle. Not bad!
Date: Thursdays, May 20, 27
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


STASH BUSTER AFGHAN
“We will show you how to “paint” with your stash, weaving color and texture in ways that standard crochet or knitting just don’t easily allow. Use up those novelty yarns and odd skeins or go ahead and purchase a selected palette of yarns for a special heirloom project that is easy, fast and really, really fun.” Jennifer Hansen.
Meg will be special ordering the hooks needed for this project so please let her know as soon as possible if you will need one.
Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $11.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

FREE WASHCLOTH CLASS (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
Washcloths have been so popular lately that we are having another free class! Our cloth patterns for May will be a surprise for now as I have to get this schedule done. Bring your size 6 or 7 needles and have some fun! There is a $5.00 kit fee for the yarn and pattern.
Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fee: Free
Instructor: Meg Smith


STITCH ‘N PITCH
The Fresno Grizzlies are holding their annual Stitch ‘n Pitch baseball game. All types of crafters are welcome to attend along with family members and friends. Tickets are $10.00 per person and each attendee will receive a knitting related goodie bag.
Ancient Pathways is holding a tailgate party at the store, before the game. Darren will have the grill fired up and ready to cook at 4:30pm. Bring something to grill for you and a dish to share.
Game time is 7:05pm
You may call Freddie at 320-2536 to purchase your tickets.

KNIT ’N’ NOSH
We will be having a potluck and knitting, crocheting and spinning night, so add it to your schedule and plan on a great time. Please bring your favorite dish, one or several projects and your fun attitude. We will eat until we can't see straight and then knit the night away.
Date: Friday, May 28
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: A potluck dish


BEGINNING LACE SHAWL
This shawl is a quick knit using only one skein of fingering weight yarn and is a great starter project for the beginning lace knitter. The pattern is both written out and charted so you can learn with either method. I have scheduled it as a one session class as it's easy to knit, but you are always welcome to drop by for more help.
Date: Saturday, May 29
Time: 12:00noonm - 2:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

A TASTE OF KNITTING
Come see what all the knitting excitement is about! This is a two-part class in which you will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. If you have taken the class before and feel that you need a refresher, come and join us again.
Date: Tuesdays, June 1,8
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Mark Guardado


BEGINNER'S NIGHT - 2 scarf classes
If you have recently learned how to knit and are looking for a project, we have two choices for you tonight. One choice is the Drop Stitch Scarf. Using simple garter stitch, you will learn how to make a yarn over and then how to drop it off in the next row. This creates a beautiful lacy effect with very little effort on your part. The other choice is the One Row Scarf. It uses knits and purls to make a lovely textured scarf that would be suitable for men or women.
Date: Tuesday, June 1
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials for one class or the other
Instructor: Jolene Meurer or Meg Smith


BABY SURPRISE SWEATER
We will be knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman’s most enduring baby sweater. It is all garter stitch and you end up with an amorphous shape that amazingly sews into a baby sweater. We have a row keeper written out that will make your knitting of the sweater easier. Please call soon to order your book. You will need either The Knitters Workshop or The Opinionated Knitter.
Date: Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

LITTLE SLIP OF A THING
This is a wonderful medium sized felted bag that uses two colors and a slip stitch pattern. This will enable you to make a sturdy bag that sits up on its own with only one strand of yarn. Come learn a new technique and then felt it so some mistakes don’t show! Sign up early so that we may order the perfect colors for you.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 12
Time: 12:00noon - 2:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


QUEEN ANNE CROCHETED SCARF
“This pattern is really easy, and can be done in all kinds of different yarns! I just recommend not using textured yarns, such as boucle, as they would take away from the lacy appearance.” Kevin Gibbons, designer.
So far, this scarf looks great in everything I have seen it made in. I would say this is an intermediate level project.
Date: Tuesday, June 8
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

GIRASOL SHAWL OR BLANKET
This is a traditional Shetland style design that may be made with larger yarn as a blanket or in fingering weight yarn for a lovely shawl. This is an intermediate level project that starts in the middle with double point needles and uses only charts for the directions. It is a great introduction to learn chart reading.
Date: Thursdays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $88.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

FREE WASHCLOTH CLASS
Washcloths have been so popular lately that we are having another free class! Our cloth patterns for May will be a surprise for now as I have to get this schedule done. Bring your size 6 or 7 needles and have some fun! There is a $5.00 kit fee for the yarn and pattern.
Date: Saturday, June 12
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: Free
Instructor: Meg Smith


MARGOT SWEATER
An easy-to-knit sweater with simple lines and a classic look. Who could ask for more? It’s worked in the round with minimal purling. Knitting from the top down allows you to try the sweater on as you knit to ensure the perfect fit. Yarn for this project will have to be ordered before the class starts, so please come in soon to order your perfect color.
Date: Tuesdays, June 15, 22, 29
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


BEGINNING CROCHET
We have been getting a lot of calls expressing interest in crochet. Now’s the time to learn a new skill. You will learn how to make a slipknot, chain, single crochet, half double and double crochet. There are lots of fashion forward patterns being written now so you’re sure to find something interesting to make after you learn the basics.
Date: Wednesdays, May 19, 26
Time: 9:00am – 11:am
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

PAPRYUS SCARF
Come learn a new technique! Hairpin Lace is Meg’s latest fascination. It uses a crochet hook with a size 19 knitting needle. Any drapey dk weight yarn will work, but it looks spectacular in Tilli Tomas’ Beaded Plie with sequins.
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 29
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


QUEEN ANNE CROCHETED SCARF
“This pattern is really easy, and can be done in all kinds of different yarns! I just recommend not using textured yarns, such as boucle, as they would take away from the lacy appearance.” Kevin Gibbons, designer.
So far, this scarf looks great in everything I have seen it made in. I would say this is an intermediate level project.
Date: Wednesday, June 23
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

SHEEPY SKIRT FOR LITTLE GIRLS
“This is a pattern collection for one piece skirts and diaper covers. It’s really many patterns in one, with options to choose for 19 variations of skirt, 20 edge finishing’s, and 3 styles of waistband. Made with wool, the skirt can function as a cloth diaper cover and clothing in one. Made from cotton, acrylic, or another fiber, it makes a cute machine washable skirt for any baby. Pattern has 6 sizes, newborn to toddler.” Mandie Harrington, designer.
Date: Thursdays, June 24, July 1, 8
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

KNIT ’N’ NOSH
We will be having a potluck and knitting, crocheting and spinning night, so add it to your schedule and plan on a great time. Please bring your favorite dish, one or several projects and your fun attitude. We will eat until we can't see straight and then knit the night away.
Date: Friday, June 25
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: A potluck dish


BLANKET SQUARE OF THE MONTH CLUB
We are starting a new club. We will meet once a month and work on a different blanket square each meeting. This will run for 12 months and at the end you will have enough squares to put together a lovely blanket. Come in and let Meg help you pick just the right colors for your blanket. There are several choices of yarn and payment options so be sure to ask Meg about the details when you sign up. At the request of the designer, each participant must order the booklet online at www.judithshangold.com/index.php?target=articles&subtarget=Article_Detail&selected=27
Date: Saturday, June 26 (remaining dates to be announced)
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials per meeting
Instructor: Meg Smith

EZ 100TH ANNIVERSARY SHAWL
“Elizabeth Zimmermann was born on August 9th, 1910 (8/9/10), so this year 2010 is the 100th anniversary of her birth. This shawl was designed as a tribute to EZ and a celebration of all she has done for us. It is based on her PI Shawl which can be found in her book Knitter’s Almanac. For the EZ 100th Anniversary PI Shawl, modifications have been applied so that the lace design stitch repeats and the number of rounds between the increase rounds are multiples of 8, 9, and 10 (the numbers in her birthday). Use any yarn weight and needle size that you like.” Judy, the designer.
Date: Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Events

Welcome to the land of crafty fun!

We have lots of fun projects and knit- and crochet-alongs for you. The Taste of the Tower is happening on May 13 and Stitch 'n' Pitch is coming up soon. Read everything to find out all the details!

We have loads of older pattern books and magazines that we are giving away free. Come on in and ask about them.

Remember, we are open late on Thursday nights along with our regular Tuesday nights.

Love you all!
Meg

Taste and Toast of the Tower


We will be featuring Gordo's Gourmet Fudge from our own Mark Guardado. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at some Tower businesses.

For more details click below.
Taste and Toast of the Tower

Vine Yoke Caridgan
We are starting a sweater knit-along this month!
The group choice is the Vine Yoke Cardigan using Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted or any other worsted weight yarn.

Please feel free to play along with us even if you choose a different sweater. We want everyone to participate in our Sweater Madness!

All yarns for the knit-along will have to be ordered in advance, so please come in soon and pick your perfect color.

Babette Crocheted Afghan
We are having a crochet-along using the Babette pattern from Interweave Crochet. The pattern is made up of individual squares in 6 different sizes. This makes it perfect for summer crocheting, as there are no big squares on your lap. If you are on Ravelry you can see the many variations that are possible.

The estimated start date is Thursday, August 5 2010. We aren't starting until August so we can pick out your colors and collect deposits before ordering the yarn. We have two choices of yarn for you to choose from, Dream in Color's Smooshy and Brown Sheep's Naturespun Fingering. If you want to use Smooshy we will have color kits available, and if you want to use Naturespun we will help you pick your colors.

CLASSES

We have added more great classes for you to enjoy! Phone 559-264-1874 or email to ancientpathways@sbcglobal.net to have some fun with us in one of our new classrooms.

BIAS KNIT SCARF
Another great beginner scarf! In this project you will learn how to increase and decrease. It kind of looks like magic knitting; straight rows turning on a slant. Any weight of yarn will look good in this pattern.
Date: Tuesday, May 11
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

BEGINNING LACE SHAWL
This shawl is a quick knit using only one skein of fingering weight yarn and is a great starter project for the beginning lace knitter. The pattern is both written out and charted so you can learn with either method. I have scheduled it as a one session class as it's easy to knit, but you are always welcome to drop by for more help.
Date: Tuesday, May 11
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

LITTLE SLIP OF A THING
This is a wonderful medium sized felted bag that uses two colors and a slip stitch pattern. This will enable you to make a sturdy bag that sits up on its own with only one strand of yarn. Come learn a new technique and then felt it so some mistakes don't show! Sign up early so that we can order the perfect colors for you.
Date: Tuesdays, May 18, 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

TWO SUMMERS SUNDRESS

What a wonderful thing to make for any little girls in your life! It is designed to last two summers by crossing the straps the first year and wearing them uncrossed the second year. The bodice is easy knitting and your sewing skills can be very basic. We will have a sewing machine here for anyone who wants to use it but the sewing can all be done by hand. Please come in before class to pick your yarn, as you will have to go to a fabric store also to purchase fabric and thread. You will need one yard of fabric to coordinate with your yarn choice.
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

MULTNOMEH SHAWL
Does lace make you a little nervous? This shawl will help ease you into the fun world of lace knitting. It starts with garter stitch and then moves into the lovely Feather and Fan stitch. We have even figured out how to add beads! The shawl uses one skein of sock yarn and a size 3-5 needle. Not bad!
Date: Thursdays, May 20, 27
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

STASH BUSTER AFGHAN
"We will show you how to 'paint' with your stash, weaving color and texture in ways that standard crochet or knitting just don't easily allow. Use up those novelty yarns and odd skeins or go ahead and purchase a selected palette of yarns for a special heirloom project that is easy, fast and really, really fun." Jennifer Hansen.
Meg will be special-ordering the hooks needed for this project, so please let her know as soon as possible if you will need one.
Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $11.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

FREE WASHCLOTH CLASS (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
Washcloths have been so popular lately that we are having another free class! Our cloth patterns for May will be a surprise for now as I have to get this schedule done. Bring your size 6 or 7 needles and have some fun! There is a $5.00 kit fee for the yarn and pattern.
Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fee: Free
Instructor: Meg Smith

KNIT ’N’ NOSH
We will be having a potluck and knitting, crocheting and spinning night, so add it to your schedule and plan on a great time. Please bring your favorite dish, one or several projects and your fun attitude. We will eat until we can't see straight and then knit the night away.
Date: Friday, May 28
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: A potluck dish

A TASTE OF KNITTING
Come see what all the knitting excitement is about! This is a two-part class in which you will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. If you have taken the class before and feel that you need a refresher, come and join us again.
Date: Tuesdays, June 1,8
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Mark Guardado

BABY SURPRISE SWEATER
We will be knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman’s most enduring baby sweater. It is all garter stitch and you end up with an amorphous shape that amazingly sews into a baby sweater. We have a row keeper written out that will make your knitting of the sweater easier. Please call soon to order your book. You will need either The Knitters Workshop or The Opinionated Knitter.
Date: Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stitch ‘n Pitch is happening!!!!

The Fresno Grizzlies are holding their annual Stitch ‘n Pitch baseball game on Saturday May 22, 2010. All types of crafters are welcome to attend along with family members and friends. Tickets are $10.00 per person and each attendee will receive a knitting related goodie bag.
Ancient Pathways is holding a tailgate party at the store, before the game. Darren will have the grill fired up and ready to cook at 4:30pm. Bring something to grill for you and a dish to share.
Game time is 7:05pm
You may call Freddie at 320-2536 to purchase your tickets.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sidewalk Sale!

We will be having a Sidewalk Sale tomorrow, April 10 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. All clearance books, patterns and yarn will be buy one, get one free. Prices have been dropped to $5.00 for books and as low as .50 for patterns!

We will hold your purchases while you walk the Tower Classic Car Show or better yet, send the family to look at cars while you shop peacefully with us.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Free Classes

(Knit or Crochet this time)

This Saturday, April 10, we are having Two Free Classes. Our monthly washcloth class begins at 9 a.m., and the theme is Spring! Meg is dying the yarns as you read this, and there are patterns for knit and crochet cloths. Flowers and fun are what's going on. In the second free class, we will make the Ergonomic Handle Crochet Hook. Drop in anytime after 11:00am and we will get you started on your own custom hook. We will even bake them here while you wait. The toaster oven is ready to go! Each class has a supply fee of $5.00 per kit.

The Tower Classic Car Show is Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Bring the family and let them walk the show while you take one of our two free classes. There may be road closed signs but the street is usually open up to the shop. Even if it isn't the day should be lovely for a walk.


More new classes


We have added more great classes for you to enjoy! Remember to check the website for the full schedule of classes. Phone 559-264-1874 or email to ancientpathways@sbcglobal.net to have some fun with us in one of our new classrooms.

CABLES
They really are easier than you think! Join us for a quick lesson on the various types of cables and you will be ready to add them to everything you knit. Meg will have some easy patterns available if you want to start a project during class.
Date: Friday, April 9
Time: 9:00am -11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

FREE WASHCLOTH CLASS
Washcloths have been so popular lately that we are having another free class! Our cloth patterns for April will be some lovely patterns with flowers. Bring your size 6 or 7 needles and have some fun! There is a $5.00 kit fee for the yarn and pattern.
Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: Free
Instructor: Meg Smith

ERGONOMIC CROCHET HOOK
You will learn how to make your own colorful easy-to-grip crochet hook using polymer clay. We will have some fun colors for you to play with. There will be a toaster oven here to bake the hook while you wait. There is a kit fee of $5.00 per project.
Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: Drop in anytime after 11am
Instructor: Meg Smith

CABLES AGAIN!
They really are easier than you think! Join us for a quick lesson on the various types of cables and you will be ready to add them to everything you knit. Meg will have some easy patterns available if you want to start a project during class.
Date: Tuesday, April 13
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

FAIR ISLE KNITTING
Let's make a little baby hat while learning a new technique! You will need two colors of yarn in the same weight and the needle size recommended by the yarn to start. Meg will customize a hat pattern for the baby head size of your choice.
Date: Friday, April 16
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

BOOMTOWN SCARF
This Scarf simple scarf is quick to knit and fun to wear. It uses an interesting way of knitting into yarn overs. Any size of yarn will work and you can customize the width of the scarf to your own taste.
Date: Tuesday, April 27
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer

MULTIDIRECTIONAL SCARF
I have a great way to use up some of your leftover yarns. The pattern is easy and great for beginners using simple increases and decreases to create interlocking triangles. Bring all of your scraps and we will work with you on putting all of the colors together.
Date: Tuesday, April 27
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Remodel is Done!



We have a new look for the store! It's so exciting you just have to come by and see it. We removed part of the flooring
and it looks spectacular.
There is now a boutique area for selling finished items and two new classroom spaces.

My wonderful, tireless volunteers and I are so excited!

Thank you for your support!


SPRING BREAK CLASSES

We have 7 classes to make your Spring Break more enjoyable. Be sure to call and reserve your space soon! Phone 559-264-1874 or email to ancientpathways@sbcglobal.net to have some fun with us in one of our new classrooms.

PROMENADE NECKWARMER
"A scarf for the most blustery of weather. A simple but effective and eye - catching cable pattern makes this warm and luxurious to boot." Mimi Hill. This would be a great way to learn how to make cables. Any soft, worsted weight yarn would make a lovely neck warmer.
Date: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

EASY LACE HEADBAND
Headbands are really popular right now. We have a lovely lace one for you to learn. It starts and ends with a 2x2 rib and the middle is an easy lace pattern. This would be a great way to learn basic lace if the word LACE makes you nervous.
Date: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Mark Guardado

MOEBIUS SCARF
Meg loves these! They are fun to knit, can be mindless if you want and work up fairly quickly. You will be using fingering weight yarn for this project. We have some really pretty skeins of sock yarn in the shop that would make a lovely scarf. You will need 300 to 400 yards and a set of 40" or 47" circular needles in size 7, 8 or 9.
Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith



FREE CLASS ERGONMIC CROCHET HOOK

It's not an April Fool joke! We are having a midweek Free Class for everyone on Spring Break. You will learn how to make your own Ergonomic grip crochet hook using polymer clay. There will be a toaster oven here to bake the hook before you are ready to leave. There is a kit fee of $5.00 per project.
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: Free
Instructor: Meg Smith



ENTRELAC SCARF

Entrelac knitting gives you a cool woven look in your regular stockinette knitting. It is an intriguing technique and a great way to advance your knitting skills. You need to know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease for this technique. We will teach you the rest!
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


BOOMTOWN SCARF
This simple scarf is quick to knit and fun to wear. It uses an interesting way of knitting into yarn overs. Any size of yarn will work and you can customize the width of the scarf to your own taste.
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


INSIDE OUTSIDE SCARF
"What makes this scarf inside-outside? Using a long-repeat variegated yarn, work from the inside of one ball and the outside of another. The colors of each column progress through the sequence in the opposite direction, intersect partway through the scarf, and then diverge." Elise Duvekot, designer. We will be using Crystal Palace's Mochi Plus, a super soft self-striping yarn, for this project. You will also need size 10 circular needles.
Date: Friday, April 2
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Anzula Trunk Show



Tuesday, March 23 through Saturday, March 27 we will have a plentiful selection of lovely new yarns and spinning fibers from Anzula. These are locally dyed luxury fiber yarns from our own Sabrina Famellos-Schmidt. During the show many of the yarns will be 25% off. Come and pick up some of your favorites!

Monday, March 22, 2010

March and April Classes


WATERFALL BEADED SCARF
Jane Davis has designed another stunning scarf with worsted weight yarn and beads. Big surprise, more beads! This is one of the simpler ways to knit with beads; if you know how to knit and purl you can make this. The beads will need to be strung before class so please come in early to order your yarn. We used size 5/0 Triangular beads which can be purchased at Jewelart or www.kandrasbeads.com. The pattern has detailed directions for grafting the two sides together and you can always come in when you finish both sides for some hands - on help.
Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith



LUCITA HAT

“Where lace meets cables at the intersection of bead blvd.” Yes, Meg is fascinated with beads this season, why do you ask? This pattern will need to be purchased online at www.wovenspun.etsy.com before class. You will also need 200 size 5 or 6 seed beads. Homework is to string the beads and knit the ribbing so we can get started right away on the beads.
Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer



PROMENADE NECKWARMER

“A scarf for the most blustery of weather. A simple but effective and eye - catching cable pattern makes this warm and luxurious to boot.” Mimi Hill. This would be a great way to learn how to make cables. Any soft, worsted weight yarn would make a lovely neck warmer.
Date: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith



EASY LACE HEADBAND

Headbands are really popular right now. We have a lovely lace one for you to learn. It starts and ends with a 2x2 rib and the middle is an easy lace pattern. This would be a great way to learn basic lace if the word LACE makes you nervous.
Date: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Mark Guardado


MOEBIUS SCARF
Meg loves these! They are fun to knit, can be mindless if you want and work up fairly quickly. You will be using fingering weight yarn for this project. We have some really pretty skeins of sock yarn in the shop that would make a lovely scarf. You will need 300 to 400 yards and a set of 40” or 47” circular needles in size 7, 8 or 9.
Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


FREE CLASS ERGONMIC CROCHET HOOK
It’s not an April Fool joke! We are having a midweek Free Class for everyone on Spring Break. You will learn how to make your own Ergonomic grip crochet hook using polymer clay. There will be a toaster over here to bake the hook before you are ready to leave. There is a kit fee of $5.00 per project.
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: Free
Instructor: Meg Smith


ENTRELAC SCARF
Entrelac knitting gives you a cool woven look in your regular stockinette knitting. It is an intriguing technique and a great way to advance your knitting skills. You need to know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease for this technique. We will teach you the rest!
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


BOOMTOWN SCARF
This simple scarf is quick to knit and fun to wear. It uses an interesting way of knitting into yarn overs. Any size of yarn will work and you can customize the width of the scarf to your own taste.
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer



INSIDE OUTSIDE SCARF

“What makes this scarf inside-outside? Using a long-repeat variegated yarn, work from the inside of one ball and the outside of another. The colors of each column progress through the sequence in the opposite direction, intersect partway through the scarf, and then diverge.” Elise Duvekot, designer. We will be using Crystal Palace's Mochi Plus, a super soft self-striping yarn, for this project. You will also need size 10 circular needles.
Date: Friday, April 2
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith



A TASTE OF KNITTING

Come see what all the knitting excitement is about! This is a two-part class in which you will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. If you have taken the class before and feel that you need a refresher, come and join us again.
Date: Tuesdays, April 6, 13
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Mark Guardado



QUEEN ANNE CROCHETED SCARF

“This pattern is really easy, and can be done in all kinds of different yarns! I just recommend not using textured yarns, such as boucle, as they would take away from the lacy appearance.” Kevin Gibbons, designer.
So far, this scarf looks great in everything I have seen it made in. I would say this is an intermediate level project.
Date: Thursday, April 8
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


BABY SURPRISE JACKET
We will be knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman’s most enduring baby sweater. It is all garter stitch and you end up with an amorphous shape that amazingly sews into a baby sweater. We have a row keeper written out that will make your knitting of the sweater easier. Please call soon to order your book. You will need either The Knitters Workshop or The Opinionated Knitter.
Dates: Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


FREE WASHCLOTH CLASS

Washcloths have been so popular lately that we are having another free class! Our cloth patterns for April will be some lovely patterns with flowers. Bring your size 6 or 7 needles and have some fun! There is a $5.00 kit fee for the yarn and pattern.
Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: Free
Instructor: Meg Smith


WATERFALL BEADED SCARF
Jane Davis has designed another stunning scarf with worsted weight yarn and beads. Big surprise, more beads! This is one of the simpler ways to knit with beads; if you know how to knit and purl you can make this. The beads will need to be strung before class so please come in early to order your yarn. We used size 5/0 Triangular beads which can be purchased at Jewelart or www.kandrasbeads.com. The pattern has detailed directions for grafting the two sides together and you can always come in when you finish both sides for some hands - on help.
Date: Thursday, April 15
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


BABY EINSTEIN COAT
This is a wonderful, smaller version of Sally Melville’s Einstein Coat. It uses very simple garter stitch and rectangular shapes with minimal sewing. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn but we used worsted weight to make a toddler jacket. You will need to purchase the book The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville.
Dates: Saturdays, April, 17, 24, May 1
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


BROADRIPPLE SOCKS
“The pattern is a deceptively simple ripple stitch, comprised of only two rounds, one of which is a work even round. Using just a few well-spaced increases and decreases, you create a wonderful ripple fabric that looks more intricate than it really is.” Designer Rob Matyska. Jolene can help you with the stitch count so you can use sock yarn instead of the yarn called for in the pattern.
Dates: Tuesdays, April 20, 27, May 4
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


BASIC BEGINNER BEANIE
Hats are a good warm weather project, as they don’t sit on your lap. It’s also an easy one to master. You will learn how to make a circular swatch and to use circular and double point needles.
Date: Tuesdays, April 20, 27
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Mark Guardado


INTRO TO SPINNING
It’s time to learn the real meaning of spinning. It has nothing to do with exercise! You will learn how to use a spinning wheel to make your own yarns. The class will discuss different fibers, have hands-on time with the wheels
Date: Thursday, April 22, 29, May 6
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $66.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


BEGINNING CROCHET
We have been getting a lot of calls expressing interest in crochet. Now’s the time to learn a new skill. You will learn how to make a slipknot, chain, single crochet, half double and double crochet. There are lots of fashion forward patterns being written now so you’re sure to find something interesting to make after you learn the basics.
Date: Wednesdays, April 28, May 5
Time: 9:00am – 11:am
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith


DOTTED ARGYLE HAT (FAIR ISLE TECHNIQUE)
A hat is a good way to learn the Fair Isle technique. You use one skein of a variegated yarn and one skein of solid. It looks like you are an amazing knitter with very little work! You will learn how to manipulate 2 strands of yarn and how to follow a chart.
Dates: Thursdays, April 29, May 6
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Jolene Meurer


KNIT ’N’ NOSH
We will be having a potluck and knitting, crocheting and spinning night, so add it to your schedule and plan on a great time. Please bring your favorite dish, one or several projects and your fun attitude. We will eat until we can't see straight and then knit the night away.
Date: Friday, April 30
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: A potluck dish


A TASTE OF KNITTING
Come see what all the knitting excitement is about! This is a two-part class in which you will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. If you have taken the class before and feel that you need a refresher, come and join us again.
Date: Tuesdays, May 4, 11
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $44.00 plus materials
Instructor: Mark Guardado


TUNISIAN CROCHET
This is an old technique that is new again. It combines parts of knitting and crocheting and makes a fabric that looks almost woven. Join us for a one - day class to learn this newly popular technique.
Date: Tuesday, May 4
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $22.00 plus materials
Instructor: Meg Smith