January news: polar fleece class, new sweater pattern, and more
- Happy new year! I have some news about a class and some events that I
was supposed to send earlier this week, but time has passed too
quickly. So I apologize if you are not close enough to us to attend,
but this is the quickest way to let people know about our upcoming
POLAR FLEECE HAT CLASS, Saturday Jan. 5, 10am
Barb Kuklok is doing a polar fleece hat class here and will offer the
free pattern to all who can attend. If you would like to draw out the
pattern, feel free to bring a piece of polar fleece. We will also
have some extra polar fleece here. Barb says the piece should be 1/2
yard, and the width (the stretchy part) 25". This will be suitable
for any size hat. After cutting out the hat, there will be machine
embroidery options for the fleece. So... you may not want to have too
much of a print on the fleece you bring.
NEW SWEATER PATTERN in the ROCKING HORSE NEWS
The new Winter 2008 issue of the ROCKING HORSE NEWS is being mailed
(or handed out at club meetings) this week. The featured pattern is
called ANCIENT COLUMNS SWEATER. A picture is on the homepage of this
yahoo group. The design motif is based on an architectural column,
and the sweater's unique look is achieved by changing background
colors instead of motif colors.
Other features in this issue include: an article about using beets to
dye yarn, felted purse, new yarns, tech tip, machine embroidery
corner, article about knitting designs on postage stamps, and more.
As always, there are special sale offers for current subscribers.
Cover price for each issue is $3.00, or subscribe: 2 years for $12
(US addresses). The newsletter is never available online, it is a
JANUARY EVENTS at ROCKING HORSE FARM
Embroidery Club (Fleece Hat Class), Sat. January 5, 10am (free)
Machine Knitting Club, Sat. January 5, 1:30pm (free)
Fiber Friends (spin/knit/crochet/felt), Tues. January 15, 6pm (free)
Gathering for Antique Round Sock Knitting Machine owners, Sat.
January 19, 10-6 (free, potluck lunch)
2008 WORKSHOP AND SEMINAR SCHEDULE for ROCKING HORSE FARM
(Registration Forms printed in the Rocking Horse News, or send a SASE)
Winter KNIT-IN, Sat. February 16 (optional extra day on Friday, Feb.
KNITTING MACHINE "CAMP" June 19-21
EMBROIDERY MACHINE "CAMP" July 17-19
SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, Sept. 18-20
Monthly classes and Store Calendar are printed in the Rocking Horse