Beginner Sock Knitting

Beginner Socks on 4 needles

In three short classes you will learn everything you need to know about making a gorgeous pair of socks and more! Taught by the talented Julie Van Norden of Westport Yarns. A great way to spend three Saturday mornings and start your holiday gifts!

Jumbo Crochet Cowl

Jumbo Crochet Cowl

It is so much fun making accessories with the trendy jumbo yarns out there!  Check out this one-session class, Leo Mahler will show you a few advanced techniques, like foundation stitches and working in the third loop, and then combine them to create a super-fast and chic chunky cowl that will keep you cozy all winter long.

Crochet Baskets Class. Dye Hard Yarns; Oak Park, IL

Crochet Baskets Class. Dye Hard Yarns; Oak Park, IL

Learn basic crochet techniques in order to create your very own storage basket for notions, jewelry, and other knick-knacks.  Or, keep crocheting to make a larger basket with handles!

Dumpling Kitty Crochet Class. Dye Hard Yarns; Oak Park, IL

Dumpling Kitty Crochet Class. Dye Hard Yarns; Oak Park, IL

Learn crochet basics of Amigurumi by making this cute kitty pattern!

Dumpling Kitty by Sarah Sloyer is the purrrfect project to learn or flex your toy making skills.  Click the link below to register for the class.  It is offered two times.  Once in October and once in November.

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. Dutchess County, New York

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. Dutchess County, New York

One of the best sheep and wool festivals in the country!  Tons of workshops and classes to learn beginner to advanced techniques in knitting, weaving, spinning, and more.  Tremendous number of bespoke yarn companies and farmers selling animals as well as farm equipment.   Great food and eye popping handmade knitted and crochet pieces you won’t believe!  And don’t miss the antique equipment in the barn museum on premise!

Hand Dyed Yarns with Nature

Hand Dyed Yarns with Nature

Carol Reed will teach us how to hand dye 2 skeins of bulky weight yarn (15% alpaca, 85% wool). She shares the magic of using natural ingredients to create a stunning blue using indigo and a shade of pink by naturally dyeing with avocado pits!  Who knew this would make my favorite color!!!

Each skein is 100 grams and about 100 yards, the perfect amount for a hat or pair of mittens.

Introduction to circular knitting

Introduction to circular knitting

Learn the fun of knitting in the round and make this adorable hat at Annie & Co.   A truly fabulous knitting and needlepoint shop in New York City.

In this class they will review the purl stitch then cast on for a simple chunky ribbed hat that will practice both knit and purl as well as teach you all the basics of circular knitting and hat construction, including working with circular needles, casting on and joining in the round, following stitch patterns in the round and decreasing.

Kings County Fiber Festival

Kings County Fiber Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Calling all natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers to a spectacular annual fiber festival in Brooklyn. This full day event will include a marketplace for independent fiber artists from the NJ, NY, and CT area, demonstrations, an art exhibit and more!

Kirk & Bradley Trunk Show at House Of Needlepoint, Darien, CT

Kirk & Bradley Trunk Show at House Of Needlepoint, Darien, CT

Love Kirk and Bradley hand painted needlepoint canvases?  Well then you have to stop by House of Needlepoint in Darien, CT to shop their trunk show.  20% off their trunk show canvases all through October!  Here is one of my favorite series they do, frames from around the world!

NYC Yarn Crawl

The 2018 Yarn Crawl in NYC is here!  A favorite for locals to visit old favorites and find new spots that have recently opened or just new to us!  It lasts all weekend and is worth a couple of days to really get to everyone of the shops.   Most, if not all have discounts going and mini classes as well as gifts for stopping by!  Share your crawl with us on Instagram #pinkimperfection or our Facebook Group.  Please join our group is you haven’t already!