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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Kripalu Knitting Weekend Jan. 11-13, 2008

Hi all,

I am seriously thinking of attending Karen Allen's (yes from Raider's of the Lost Ark fame, although clearly she has moved on!) knitting class at Kripalu. I'm due for a healthy food, yoga, winter in MA fix again. Here's the course blurb from the Kripalu catalog:

Come enjoy the yogic aspects of knitting and celebrate the imaginative and artistic possibilities of color, pattern, and design. Join Karen Allen, experienced knitter, designer, artist, actress, and workshop leader, for a weekend of knitting, conversation, and creative discovery.

You will learn and practice the techniques of "tying on" and "weaving in" of intarsia (multicolor) knitting (used by extraordinary knitters such as Kaffe Fassett). You will also experience how using your own sense of color with simple geometric patterns can open you to new creative freedom and possibility.

Knitting teens are warmly welcomed and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants should have strong basic knitting skills: knitting and purling, casting on and off.

Note Bring a notebook, as many colors of same weight yarn as possible (some yarn will be available for purchase), and needles appropriate to the weights of yarn you want to work with (medium to lightweight yarns are best). Bring any geometric patterns you are interested in trying.

Her web site is

Talk it up.


1 comment:

Maria PN said...

Kathryn, it sounds great, but that's not a good weekend for me -- waah. Maybe next year!