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August 17, 2009

Knitting Class at TreePeople

The wonderful folks at Wabi-Sabi Knits taught a class on making handknit dishcloths yesterday at TreePeople's Coldwater Canyon Park.

The class was part of TreePeople's Once Upon a Canyon Night Series, featuring special events at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Ampitheater. The venue has a small stage with bleacher seating designed to seat 99 people. My friend was invited to go as a volunteer thank-you, and I was lucky enough to attend as her guest. As part of the same series, they're having a nature photography class next Sunday, the 23rd. Follow the link above for more information.

Above, Jodi of Wabi-Sabi holds up a dishcloth sample of what the class was making. Jodi and May gave out a sheet with three different patterns: a solid-colored dishcloth, a striped one, and a bi-colored triangle dishcloth. We each chose our own project and dove in.

In a move of self-control, I brought one of the 500 unfinished projects I already had in my home, and worked on it. I still got to take home a pattern, and I was able to learn by watching everyone else, while getting work done on a knit scarf I'd meant to complete months ago. I'm still not finished, but I'm two hours closer!

The girls brought a whole basket of lovely yarn to choose from if you chose to purchase a kit, rather than bringing your own. Learning to cast on, below.

Below, May of Wabi-Sabi instructs my friend Lori.

Our surroundings at the ampitheater. What a beautiful Sunday to sit and knit!

Lori shows off her progress for the day.

If you'd like more information on our lovely instructors, May and Jodi, click on the Wabi-Sabi postcard at the top of this post, which will take you to their website. I'm hoping to hook them up with my 4-H club kids this fall!

Do you know how to knit? What have you made? Where are your favorite places to knit, and who do you do it with? Leave a comment on the blog.

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