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"Cock your hat--angles are attitudes." ~Frank Sinatra

I finally found the perfect project for my handspun recycled jeans, Urchin, by Ysolda Teague.  I love the look and the fit.  I would love to find more of this roving, but alas, I bought it during the Texas years and I did not see anything comparable online.  What a great hat for the warmer weather!

I layered a couple of buttons on the top.


May I interest you in some classes?

Things have been very busy around here in April, and I cannot believe that the month is almost at an end.
First things first...my classes at Shepherd's Choice:

Date:  Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22, and 29
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Cost:  $48.00 + supplies
Class size:  6
Other information:  This class is for knitters ready for the next step beyond beginning projects.  Try some lace, socks, cables, color work, etc.

Date:  Thursday, May 10
Time:  4 pm to 6 pm
Skill level:  Beginner and up
Cost:  $15
Class size:  6
Other information:  This is a one-session workshop on finishing techniques for knitting projects.  We will review seaming, blocking, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch (grafting), and whatever else I can squeeze in!  If you have a project that is ready to finish, bring it along to get some advice.

Date:  Thursday, May 24
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Skill level:  Beginner
Cost:  $15 + supplies
Supplies:  Spindle (top or bottom whorl), 4 to 8 ounces of spinning fiber, and patience!
Class size:  6
Other information:  Give spinning a try--make some yarn!

Date:  Thursdays, May 31, June 7, 14
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Supplies:  A functioning spinning wheel, about 8 ounces of spinning fiber, and patience!
Cost:  $36
Class size:  6
Other information:  We will go over the parts of a spinning wheel, fiber, spinning singles and then plying.

May 5
June 2
July 7
Other information:  Spin-Ins are on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm-ish.  The Spin-In is free (thank you Kathy for giving us the space!), not a class, and a great opportunity for spinners to gather and enjoy spinning together at Shepherd's Choice.  Bring your wheel or spindle, some spinning fiber, and show and tell if you like.  

Knit, knit, knit...

Wendolene, little Hortense, and Louie.