Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Knitter's Fantasy - Saturday April 14, 2007




This year it is my guild's turn to put together the event to be held at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center in Warren, Ohio.

All the information you need including Classses, Homework, Vendors list, Directions, and Registration are NOW on line at our website at

Click on the Knitter's Fantasy link at the top of the guild website.

Highlights will include:

Connie Lane, the author of "Knit Two Together", and a Clevelander, will be at the
Soft 'n' Sassy booth signing copies of her new book straight from the publishers.

We are selling T-shirts with the "Queue up" logo and long sleeve denim shirts with the Fantasy logo as pictured above.

Guild members who choose to, are making and wearing this FUN sheep scarf which we will model as a group during the fashion show. My scarf, pictured here with the tongue, was made from Cascade 220 black and White Sprinkles.

The pattern is from the book "Vogue Knitting Shawls on the Go". It is a modified version of the sheep shawl pattern.

I will be teaching my first class - FELTED BAGS

I have received permission of this designer to use her pattern in my class:
Noro Chan Bag

I also have put together a WONDERFUL, EXTENSIVE handout on Felting Yarns, Websites with free felted bag patterns, Book list, Yarns to add in for fluff, The Felting Process, and how to make I-cord and Flat handles.
The pattern for the Chan Bag is free and can be seen at Dec. 06

I am on the committee for A Knitter's Fantasy and my job is NAME TAGS. The 40 teachers each have a lovely flower made by our guild members - here are just some of the ones we have ready.

and the 23 committeee members will have a knitted sock on their name tag, generously made by our member, Ginny Thomas.

Many of our guild members will be teaching morning and afternoon classes. Included in the class list are Lace Edgings, Socks on 2 Circulars, Stash Reduction, Mosaic Knitting, Beginning Spinning, The Magic Loop, Broomstick Lace, Needle Tatting, Mitered Squares, Lucet Weaving, and Knitting Without Needles on a Knitting Board. Be sure to check the website for all the classes and descriptions !!

In addition to the Swap Table, and a Caps for Kids contest, we have been making Baby Blanket Strips put together by guild members. We have 120 completed blankets and they will be on display and then donated to Huron Road Hospital here in Cleveland.

We will also have an ongoing demonstration of Knittting Machines sponored by the
Mahoning Valley Machine Knitters Guild.


Riggwelter said...

I loooooove that sheep scarf, it's fantastic!

Shelley said...

Wish I lived nearby and could attend - sounds like it is going to be an awesome experience!

I just LOVE that scarf! The flowers and socks for the nametags is an awesome idea - they all look so cute!