September smells like crisp red apples and newly sharpened pencils to me. I love the moment when the days become a bit cooler and the leaves start changing color. It’s the end of summer, but it’s also the beginning of something bigger than you or I – winter is coming. These cold seasons teach such resilience and offer an opportunity to learn to surrender to that which you cannot control.
Fall may be my favorite season because the change is so pronounced and so. darn. beautiful. The colors of the trees around here rivals the fabled East coast foliage. It’s incredibly inspiring. As those long summer nights shorten into those lovely cool fall evenings it just feels like the right time to settle in and learn something new. That back to school feeling is contagious. It makes me want to dig out my plaid, my brogues, and my tweediest wool.
Lucky for those of you who aren’t in school anymore (or for those who are – we aren’t exclusionary around here!) we have a ton of knitting and crochet classes to satisfy that urge.
Don’t yet know how to knit! Learn! We’re not talking about scarves either – in this class, Kathy will show you how to make a very cute and very seasonal little hat. Learn to knit, purl, and decrease.
Easy Lace Scarf
Learn how to knit lace with this fun and easy pattern. This scarf can be knitted in fingering, sport/DK, and worsted weight yarn, So, if you’ve been avoiding lace on the excuse that you don’t want to knit with string and toothpicks, you’re out of luck – or, rather, you’re in luck. This class in for you.
Yarn Tasting Event
This isn’t so much a class as an opportunity to try out new yarns. There will be samples for you to try, swatches ready, and pattern suggestions. Each guest will receive mini skeins of yarn to enjoy and refreshments will be served.
September 27, 7-9 pm. $20.
These three, separately billed classes will teach you three basic afghan squares – the shell square, ripples, and a flower.
Shell Square – September 9, 5:30-8pm. $15.
Ripples Square – September 23, 5:30-8pm. $15.
Flower Square – September 30, 5:30-8pm. $15.
For a complete list of classes, please visit our website.
There are also some cool knit-a-longs coming up – Stephen West will be presenting a mystery knit a long that begins on the spookiest of all days, Friday the 13th!! We are totally excited. Check it out on Ravelry!
There will also be a fun knit a long through the Yarn Harbor blog that begins on September 1st – we’re knitting socks! The pattern will be announced on the first, as well as details about the knit a long – we hope to see you there!