Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!!! I"m so excited to announce a knitting class with Deborah McFarland!!!
I first met Deborah forever and a day ago. To be more precise, it was about 30 years ago. I was having troubles reading a sweater pattern. So, I went to my local yarn store, Dharma Trading to see if I could find some help.
"Can you help me?" I asked the woman behind the counter.
I showed her my project, and we talked thru the pattern. Then I came to the spot where I was stuck.
"No problem, its easy!" Deborah said calmly and confidently. And then she explained what happened and what I need to do to fix the mistake. Just like that. I was able to continue on my way, happily knitting.
It wasn't until years later, like 25 years later, that we met again.
One Thursday night at knit night, she walked into Bluebird Yarns in Sausalito and sat down at the table, right next to me.
I felt like I was sitting next to a celebrity, and actually in the knitting world, she is! I was so nervous to talk with her. Here, this Master Knitter, this incredibly knowledgeable knitter, who knows everything about yarn, stitches, and patterns, was sitting right next to me at knit night!
The conversation flowed around the table, as it always did. We all talked about patterns, yarns, what we are working on. I mentioned I had a small knitting group at my office that I was leading,
"That's great" she said. "And you are teaching them how to knit!? Fantastic!"
Whoa, what, she's encouraging me to continue teaching others how to knit. Me, just a knitter. OMG!
Silly right, but I couldn't help be nervous around her.
We've become good friends now. We see each other every Thursday night for Knit Night at the Spinnaker Restaurant, in Sausalito.
I've learned so much from Deborah over the past 5 years. Cast on techniques, cast off techniques, how to size a garment, how to fix my mistakes.
But most importantly, I've learned that a knitter is a knitter, no matter if they are a "master knitter" or not. We all have the same passion about fiber. And, it seems, knitters and crocheters always want to help other knitters and crocheters!
My friends, Deborah has graciously agreed to come to Plumas County and teach a class: Knitting Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts on July 29, 2017 from 12:30 - 3:00 pm.
The class will be held at Crescent Country, in downtown Crescent Mills, on Hwy 89 in Plumas County.
Space is limited to 8 students.
Lunch will be provided.
$65 per person
And her is more information on my friend Deborah McFarland
I know everyone will walk away from this class with increased knowledge on all things knitting, and will confidently be able to spot your mistakes, and can fix them on the go!
Please contact me if you are interested in attending!