- Head over to YG’s Facebook page at 4:30p on Friday afternoon (click here, and make sure you like the page, if you haven’t already, and make sure you are receiving the live notifications).
- Watch the live video.
- Participate by sharing, commenting, oohing and ahhing over your favorites.
- If you see a color that you want to purchase, comment “sold” + a description (either the name, the color, etc) and how many hanks.
- I will follow up after the sale with a message confirming the purchase, and we will arrange payment/shipping from there!
Jen Lucas, author of Sock-Yarn Shawls (an awesome book we used at a retreat one year!) is coming to Charlotte for a weekend full of lace and shawls. I am super excited to bring her to mid-Michigan for all of my customers… shawls are one of your favorite things to knit, and you’ll be able to get some great tips, tricks, and techniques from a published designer and author.
Thursday night she’ll be at YG for a book signing/kick off party, where you’ll be able to pick up signed copies of all her books, as well as meet her and get excited about the classes.
Friday is a day of mini-workshops, great for getting in depth on a particular subject in shawls. Want to get started knitting a shawl, but the cast on has you confused? Check out the Be Fab with Garter Tab class!
Do you tend to just stick to the same old bind off for your shawls? Maybe it ends up a little tight, not allowing the lace to truly block out to its potential. Then you should check out Decorative Shawl Bind Offs!
The afternoon will see an interesting look at how changing up your lace stitches can affect your overall look in a project. I am particularly excited about this class… I love learning the technical aspects of the craft and think that “reading” the fabric I create is really cool! The link for that class is here, called Switch a Lace Stitch.
The final class of the day offers a look at different ways to edge a shawl, in Lovely Lace Borders.
Saturday is for all of you that are aspiring designers, or just a person with a vision of a shawl with no pattern. Jen will be doing a six hour, in depth workshop focusing on designing your OWN top-down shawl… how cool is that!? Click here, Design Your Own Sock-Yarn Shawl, for more details and to sign up!
Friday and Saturday’s events will be held at YG’s neighbor, The Hall (127 S. Cochran), to accommodate the number of students we anticipate signing up. Check in will be at YG for all classes, and lunch will be provided for Saturday’s students.
Registration for all Jen’s classes will begin at noon on Saturday, August 26th. Set an alarm to be sure to get in!
So grab some friends and make a weekend of it!
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YG will be celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day with a picnic potluck and knitting out on our front sidewalk. Our town’s local festival, Celebrate Charlotte, will be going on, with an arts and crafts fair going on across the street. Perfect for public knitting! YG will be providing hot dogs with all the trimmings, all we ask is that you bring a dish to pass to share with your fellow knitters. See you then!
Shop area businesses this Saturday, May 5th, and be entered to win a grand prize basket featuring items and gift certificates from local shops and restaurants. Increase your odds for winning by stopping by as many businesses that day as possible, PLUS get entered to win a second chance prize at each location! YG’s second chance prize is a beautiful shawl pin from Annie Adams. Other participating businesses:
Charlotte Plaza Floral
Court-Side Embroidery & Screen Printing
Don Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant
Eaton Pub & Grille
Fay’s Evelyn Bay Coffee Shop
Mike’s Sports Page
The Hair Professionals