Saturday, March 05, 2011

What was I thinking?

A few weeks ago there was a Groupon offer that I couldn't pass up.  Three knitting lessons at a yarn shop in Haddonfield, NJ called Woolplay, for only $40.  Grace and I decided to go on a little adventure on Thursday and head to Haddonfield to sign up for classes. Of course, we couldn't leave without buying a little something!  Grace saw a sample hat that she loved, so somehow I offered to make it for her.  The pattern is the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Hanson and is a free Ravelry download. She picked out a gorgeous Malabrigo Twist yarn in the Damask Rose colorway.
Yesterday, in spite of having far too many projects started, I wound the yarn and figured I'd give it a whirl.  This is where I am after an evening's knitting.  I hope to finish it this weekend.  I love the drape of the knitted fabric, it's so soft. Grace is already putting in orders for her next hats...she figures if I make her 365 of them, she'll have never have to wear the same one twice!  I think I'll have to teach her how to knit!

And what classes did I sign up for? An "Easy Lace" class and a class on fixing your mistakes...I need that one badly! I'll have one more class, which will be in the fall.  The surprising thing is, this delightful shop has been there for 6 YEARS and I didn't even know about it!


furiousBall said...

that's great, I need to share these classes with Abbe, she's been looking for something exactly like this!

Mariliz said...

I don't live too far from there, I will have to check it out.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that hat looks wonderful with it's cables -- I can't wait to see it!

And if you're reading this ... get off of your computer ... you have 364 hats to knit!

amy said...

There's not a "learn to knit" class you can sign Grace up for?! My Grace has been "knitting" with scrap yarn and needles, and Nicholas wanted to try too. Tell Grace if a 6yo boy can knit a row, she can learn, too. ;)