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Unwind Getaway in Blowing Rock, NC


I’m teaching for the first time this year at the Unwind Getaway in stunning Blowing Rock, NC. I’ll be teaching three courses. Registration is currently sold out for this event.

Rock Your Socks

Explore unique sock construction methods to achieve your perfect fit! Socks are among the most popular things to knit, and rightfully so: they're small, portable, and are the perfect one-skein project to celebrate a souvenir skein or brilliantly hand-dyed hank. In this class, we'll explore how yarn choices, construction methods, plus a variety of cast-ons, heels, toes, and shaping that can help you identify the perfect route to your best-fitting sock. Even experienced sock knitters should be prepared to walk out with a deeper understanding of this popular knitted accessory!

Sweater Meditations

It’s likely that most knitters have at least one “dream garment”: a sweater that exists, with or without a pattern, in our imaginations and hearts that we dream of casting on. This course is all about getting started down the path of meditative sweater knitting: the act of creating the perfect garment with the perfect yarn and achieving knitting nirvana in the process. ● Learn to love the process of swatching and selecting the right pattern & gauge ● Identify the gap in your wardrobe you’ve been meaning to fill with the best sweater ever ● Decipher (or write your own) patterns that create your dream garment ● Avoiding common garment pitfalls with handy tips & tricks

Stash Smarter

As knitters and crocheters, we can hold onto a lot of guilt about what we collect and accumulate. If you’ve found yourself buying yarn (only to find more of the same in your stash later), you have ‘guitly purchases’ hiding under the bed, or you just want to get a handle on what you have, this class is for you. We’ll explore: ● Deciphering the “why before the buy” ● Organizational methods for what you already have ● Project planning using the Ravelry database and library ● Being realistic about our expectations and accomplishments ● Destash methods for yarns we no longer want or need ● Notions & Tools organization ● Books & magazines organization ● Digital tools that may be useful ● Letting go of unloved projects ● WIP workdown plans

Later Event: May 17
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