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Spring Into Summer

From Snow to 80º in 2 weeks!

May Day, MAYDAY!!

I'm running (flying) out to Detroit today to be on Needle Arts Studio with Shay Pendray tomorrow morning with Drew Emborsky to promote Men Who Knit & The Dogs Who Love Them. While I'm in the area - my old stomping ground (and, ironically, Drew's too!) I'll drive down to Lambertville for what promises to be an amazingly fun-filled evening of chat and booksigning and a funny lecture (I hope it will be funny!) at Vintage Yarns.

It's so odd to be returning to Lambertville.  I grew up in Toledo - lived for a few years in Temperance, MI - and here I am, returning!  I wonder if I'll see anyone I knew as a kid...
Oh, would THAT be scary!

If you're in the area and free on Tuesday evening (hey, that's TOMORROW!) I'd LOVE to see you!  Come on by and say HI!

So I bought a bike...
and after Gerry gets it revamped, I'll be tooling around St. Paul like I own the place!

Film at eleven.

THEY'RE HERE!

And they look better than I ever imagined!

The flip books arrived from China, safe, happy and stored in my garage.  Where we'll put the car I have NO idea...

The Knit Stitch
    • Flip from front to back to see the Combination Knit Stitch
    • Flip from back to front to see the Western Knit Stitch

The Purl Stitch
    • Flip from front to back to see the Combination Purl Stitch
    • Flip from back to front to see the Western Purl Stitch

Directional Decreases
    • Flip from front to back to see the K2tog (Right Slanting Dec)
    • Flip from back to front to see the K2tog-tbl / SSK (Left Slanting Dec)

"Grandma" Increase†
    • Flip from front to back to see the Grandma Increase
    • Flip from back to front to see the Grandma Purl Increase

†The Grandma Increase is my own little technique to create a nice increase in Stockinette Stitch fabric which doesn't show a purl bump - it's easy and very useful!

Techniques to come this summer include Casting On, Binding Off, Kitchner Stitch & other fun techniques!  Crochet stitches to come, too! Order yours today!

Two New Patterns
(yeah, total repeat from last newsletter - sorry!)

In The Bag
The Mitered Felted Handbag pattern is doing so well I think I'm going to base a class on it!  

When I took this to the Project Runway audition this little handbag garnered more excitement than ANY other item I had with me.  

It's a universal pattern, meaning that you can use any yarn you'd like - and essentially make it ANY size you'd like.  Two sizes are included (tiny and larger) but you can make the pattern your own quite easily!

It's a Wrap?  It's a Jacket?
The second pattern is an old favorite, my Twisted Float Cocoon Shrug - but I've rewritten it to be a universal pattern (evidently the universe is expanding...) You can use ANY yarn you'd like, and by taking two totally NON-threatening measurements from your body, you can determine the perfect size for you!  

Different from the Vogue Knitting pattern seen in Fall 2005 - but the design is the same and the outcome will be beautiful!  This is the pattern I use when I teach this class around the country.


It's almost summer - get your butts outside (and take your knitting!!)
Annie Modesitt



bike
My new Motobecane!




UnMi187
shrug
 
Late Spring Classes& Beyond...

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Yarns By Design
123 W Wisconsin 
Neenah, WI 54956
(888)559-2767

Combo Knitting 9
Love your Lace! 1
30 May
Vintage Yarns

Lambertville, MI 48144
734-854-5648

Combo Knit Talk
5/1/2007 6:00 PM

2

May 3 - 31
Staying at home & taking care of my guy!
June
TNNA Columbus 2007
Greater Col Conv Center 

HEEL! Learn Toe Up Socks with Mutt-Luks!
 8:00 AM

Cables & Lace
6/1/2007 2:00 PM
2
TNNA Columbus 2007
Greater Col Conv Center 
3
TNNA Columbus 2007

Cables & Lace
6/3/2007 8:00 AM
4
TNNA Columbus 2007
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July
Want to take a crochet class with me at the Midwest Fiber & Folk Fair on July 19 & 20?  
Email them and let
them know!
 





Aug
Feather Your Nest
138 Front Street North
Sarnia, ON N7T 5S3
(888) 635-9898

Lecture
8/1/2007 7:00 PM
2
Feather Your Nest
Class TBD
8/2/2007 9:30 AM

Class TBD
8/2/2007 1:30 PM
3
ThreadBear Fiber Arts Studio
319 S. Waverly Road
Lansing, MI  48917
(517) 703-9276

Class TBD
8/3/2007 7:00 PM
4
ThreadBear Fiber Arts Studio

Class TBD
8/4/2007 9:00 AM

Class TBD
8/4/2007 1:00 PM
5
ThreadBear Fiber Arts Studio

Class TBD
8/5/2007 9:00 AM

Sept 3 - 8
Provence, France
French Girl Knits Retreat, Week 1
9 - 14
Provence, France
French Girl Knits Retreat, Week 2
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Camellia City Stockin’ettes
Info To Come
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Camellia City Stockin’ettes
Info To Come
24
Babetta's Yarn
4400 San Juan Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA
(916)965-6043

Class TBD
9:00 AM

Class TBD
1:00 PM
25
Rumpelstiltskin
Class TBD


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San Fran
avail for classes
email for info
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San Fran
avail for classes
email for info
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Knitting Workshop
117 S Main St
Sebastopol, CA 
(707)824-0699

Combo Knit
2:00 PM
29
Knitting Workshop

Embellishments & Buttonholes
9:00 AM

Knit w/ Beads
2:00 PM









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