As you may (I hope) have noticed over on the right there, we are hosting Lori Versaci at the end of the month.  Cory has knit several of her designs and we are pretty smitten with the well-written patterns and fantastic designs and shapes.  She has perfected her craft and will be sharing her knowledge and wisdom with us.  On Thursday, January 29th we will host a Meet and Greet with Lori starting at 2PM.  Bring your projects, your questions and yourselves.  We'll have a little refreshment a prize or two and it will be a casual social event.  From 6 - 9 she'll be teaching Knitting Successful Sweaters.  Here is her description of the class:

For sweater knitters new and old, this class offers guidance on everything from how to choose a pattern that is right for you, to picking yarn for the right look, to deciding which size to knit, to why swatching is so important and how to really use the information your swatch teaches you as well as tricks to successful blocking. No matter how experienced a knitter, everyone learns something new! Experienced participants are asked to bring a copy of a sweater pattern from a success and failure knit and everyone is asked to knit a swatch and bring it to class.
If you've never knit a sweater that's just fine, here's a great place to start! 

On Friday, January 30 from 10AM - 1PM is Knitting Textures

So many of my designs include pattern stitches and so many knitters are fearful of them. This class deconstructs texture patterns and provides key principles to maintaining pattern when increasing, decreasing and working short rows. Participants are asked to bring yarn and needles so that we can work on pattern stitches and shaping in class.

Each class is $60 and class size is limited to 8 people.  We are filling fast so please call the shop to sign up 773-244-1646

I'm Knitting the Worsted Pour Moi, I started it last week and I'm loving every stitch.  I'm knitting it in Anzula.  She has written this pattern in both DK and worsted and we have Anzula yarns in both.  I'm also thinking of fantastic combinations of Shibui....  Lori is starting a KAL for this pattern (the worsted) on January 8th.  If anyone wants to join please see the link here and we will give you 10% off your purchase of yarn.  

We have a binder of all of Versaciknits patterns at the shop so you can peruse in advance of classes.

I'm actually looking forward to this month!