more photos here)
I did something a wee bit different for these classes and designed a shawl just for Saturday's class... and then I designed a mini-shawl based on the large shawl so I could teach all the skills needed (integrated I-cord edging, slipped stitches, picking up stitches, working with pre-strung lace, simple charts, and basic lace stitches).
|mini version of Cheers!!!! sitting on top of a larger one!|
|Goofy phone photo of Tasha and I and our mini shawls!|
I really wanted to give it a name that related to The Yarn Club. When I came downstairs to the shop at lunch I saw a group of women sitting around the main table, they were all obviously super comfortable, and clearly spent a lot of time in the shop (think Norm and Cliff and Sam, and Woody... I think many of yarn stores are like this!). Yarn Club's logo is a Martini glass, they run a "yarn" tab while people are shopping, and they have a winding bar, and they definitely know everyone's name! So, when Lora, (the owner Andrea's mom, who is an EXCELLENT knitter) suggested Cheers!!! it was pretty much a done deal!
I'm releasing Cheers!!! on Ravelry tomorrow, and since it is my birthday there might just be a little promotion to celebrate!