Happy New Year! It seems like a time warp around here. Wasn't yesterday just Thanksgiving? Wow time moves fast during the holidays. Now onto looking what is ahead this year. For me, this year will bring a lot of travel, about 1-2 times every month to be specific. I will be going about doing secret projects, family weddings, and teaching. One of the events I am most looking forward to is this year's Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival. As you know, I have been teaching there for a number of years now and this year they are having a bit of a celebration with their 10th year. If you have any holiday gift money lying around, this show would make a great gift to yourself. In my opinion it is just the right size, not so huge to get lost and no so small that is not worth the trip. There are a ton of classes taught by expert knitters and crocheters. The market has a wonderful array of yarn, tools, hooks, books, and more. It is located in Cranberry, which is about 20 mins north of Pittsburgh. Easy to find and park.
This year Rebecca and I will be back with our Crochet By Faye booth (last year's photo). We will have all my books, DVDs, and patterns for sale at prices I can't offer anywhere else. There will be new patterns debuting at the show (and also online). We will have our yarn bundles, and yarn kits back again. This year we will have crochet jewelry kits. And as in previous years, I will have another secret product or two cooked up to tempt you. I really hope you can stop by. I am teaching again this year, so if you don't see me be sure to say hi to Rebecca. She is just as much of an expert as I am so she can answer all your questions on crochet easily.
Speaking of teaching, here are my classes:
Friday, March 14, 2pm:
How to Read a Crochet Chart
Learn how to read crochet charts—come unlock the hidden secret of a crochet diagram. In class we will learn how to read diagrams and discuss their helpful benefits to take your crochet to the next level.
Saturday, March 15, 9:30am:
Finishing Master Class
Master finishing crochet — you crocheted all your sweater panels and now what? In this master class, we will answer just that. We will discuss using the right seam, best way to block, and perfect buttonholes. Everything put together and it still looks wonky? No problem, we will talk about ways to fix and straighten even the biggest mistakes. This is for an advanced beginner/intermediate crocheter, the class is geared to take the beginner sweater crocheter to the next level with just a few simple steps.
Sunday, March 16, 9am;
Cables and Lace
Crochet cables and lace– post stitches are a crocheters greatest tool to bring stitch patterns to life. In class we will discuss how to make post stitches and use them to make stunning cables, eye catching lace, and flowing textured fabric. Post stitches can be one of the most underused stitch and we will learn lots of tricks to crochet them perfectly for any project. This class is for the advanced beginner-intermediate level crocheter.
I hope to see you there!