Point Grey classes:
Starting on Monday May 24th Deanna, one of our extremely patient instructors, will be teaching a Beginner Crochet class. This four week class is designed to show you all the basics, such as slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, increasing, decreasing, and crocheting in the round. You will also learn chaining, and working back and forth in rows from a foundation chain. If time permits, you will also learn some basic pattern reading skills. A great crochet reference book is The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.
Our Sock Boot-camps are always running continually throughout the year. In this great 3 hour class, you will learn all the skills you need to make a pair of socks, by making a “mini sock”! Jackie always has great tips and pointers to help get you through the sock making process! If you haven’t knit your first pair of socks yet, now is the time! Our next boot-camps will take place on May 18th, June 7th, and June 15th.
Astor is back with her Knitting is Possible (level 1) class! Ever wanted to learn how to knit, but thought you had two left thumbs? Well here is you opportunity to learn! Astor has been teaching “know-nothing” beginners for over 7 years in the lower mainland. She believes that everyone can knit, even if some unconventional methods are used to do so. Knitting is Possible (level 1) will begin on Wednesday May 13th at 10am and run for four weeks.
Beyond Beginner Knitting is the perfect class if you’re ready to start your first project. Sandra has been teaching with Urban Yarns since we opened our first location, and is an excellent and experienced instructor who is going to take you to new levels of your knitting. This is a four week class, starting on May 20th, from 7-9pm.
Knitting is extremely beneficial to children as it can expand concentration, improve on motor skills, and is not only creative, but relaxing too! If one of your youngsters is interested in learning to knit, we will be holding the two week class starting on May 23rd from 1-2pm. Amanda’s Sunday Kids class will accommodate to the skill level of the children participating.
Who hasn’t had a knitting question at one time or another? We all have! Well we’ve created our Q & A sessions to help you with any questions you may have. Our highly experienced instructors are here for all you knitting needs! Astor will be available on Wednesday mornings, Alexa is available to help you on Friday evenings from 5-6pm, and Amanda will be here on Sunday May 23rd and 30th from 12-1pm. For all of these Q & A sessions, we ask that you sign up 2 days in advance.
Feel free to drop in for our Friday night Stitch and Bitch with Alexa. This is a time for knitting, chatting, and shopping with other knitters in the community.
Continental Knitting has been a great hit in Edgemont, so Jessica will be teaching another one night course on Tuesday June 1st from 7-9pm. This class is designed for knitters who know the basics of knitting, but want to learn another way of doing it! Jessica has all the experience and patience to teach you this fabulous way of knitting!
Jessica will also be teaching our ever so popular Sock Boot-camp. This is a one night class that will show you how to knit a pair of socks by knitting a mini sock in 3 hours. Jessica will also have lot’s of tips and pointers to help you along the way! Our next Sock Boot-camp in Edgemont will take place on Tuesday May 25th from 6-9pm.
Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Erica, another one of our skilled instructors, will be holding a three week Beginners Crochet class starting on Friday May 28th from 6-8pm. You will learn all the basics of crochet so that you can go on to make your first project!
More new and exciting classes are in the works for both stores, so stay tuned through the blog for more info!
Our Weekly Special for this week is Estelle Malizia at 40% off! This is a fabulous novelty yarn for scarves, bags, and embellishments. We have a sample scarf in the Point Grey store knit on 20mm needles. When knit on smaller needles, it will look more like flower buds. A one-night project right there!
And Congratulations to Carmen in Point Grey, and Joni in Edgemont who are the winners of this months draw. When you come into either one of out stores, put your business card in to our draw or fill out a card and enter to win a $50 Urban Yarns gift certificate!