Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stitch N' Pitch May 21

Join us on May 21st at the first Stitch N' Pitch event at the Vanderbilt vs Arkansas baseball game. Tickets are only $5!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Helmet Liner Patterns

These patterns were given out at Big Stitch 6. They are not difficult, but they do require some skill since they must be made to gauge. They need to be made in wool and only in the suggested colors. Please let me know when you have any ready. I will get them to Major BJ Strickland and she will get them to our Ft. Campbell soldiers. Thank you!

Great day at Big Stitch 6!

Super crowd, educational seminars, exciting door prizes, great goody bags and a bountiful boutique; add to that the Project Linus group, who could ask for a better day? In case you weren't able to make it, here is the Big Stitch 7 brochure that was handed out in the goody bags. Hope to see you on July 17 at the next Stitch!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Major BJ Strickland

We are excited to have Major BJ Strickland, US Army Reserve, announce our new project at the Big Stitch 6 this coming Saturday, April 17!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Big Stitch Seminars: Crochet Bobbles and Ripples

One of our most popular instructors, Michele McClellan is an avid crocheter and recently started knitting too! Her bobble class will be at 10:00 a.m. and her ripple class will be at 11:30 a.m.

Meet Big Stitch Instructor Erin McKee

Erin is from Middle Tennessee and returned home last summer after four years in Houston, TX for graduate school. "I started knitting right before my last exams in May, and I haven't stopped since. I always want to try new techniques and projects but am still totally intimidated by the idea of knitting a sweater!"

Erin will be teaching a seminar on short rows at 10:30 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. she will teach two patterns: condo and faggot.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

12:30 Seminar added at The Big Stitch!

The Happi-Hookers will teach the diagonal box stitch.

Project Linus Blanket Day at The Big Stitch

We are excited to announce that members of the local chapter of Project Linus will be joining us at the Big Stitch next Saturday to have a blanket day. If you are not familiar with Project Linus, their mission is much like ours. Here is info about them taken from their website:

"Project Linus is a volunteer non-profit organization that gives blankets and quilts to seriously ill or traumatized children. Our Mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of NEW HOMEMADE WASHABLE blankets and lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers. Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children."

Seminar: Designing the Basic Hat 101

Your instructor for this seminar is Phyllis Hildreath, owner of Falcon Feather Fibers.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Share Your Stash Boutique!

Barb Belden, Big Stitch Boutique organizer extraordinaire wants to remind everyone to "Share Your Stash!" at the boutique on April 17!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Crochet Turban

At the recent Threadfest Sale at FiftyForward Knowles, I purchased several vintage crochet and knitting books. The patterns are fabulous! Here is one of my favorites from the Fall/Winter 73/74 edition of Mon Tricot.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Big Stitch Seminars April 17, 2010

Come early and stay late! We have some great seminars!

9:30 a.m.: Increases and decreases in knitting and crochet
10:00 a.m.: Bobbles in knitting and crochet (also known as popcorn stitch)
10:30 a.m.: Short rows
11:00 a.m.: Patterns: Knit Faggot and Condo (for this seminar, please bring a set of needles in size 9 & 35 if you have them)
11:30 a.m.: Patterns: Crochet Shells and Ripples
12:00 noon: Major BJ Stickland, US Army Reserve, announces new project
1:00 p.m.: Designing the Basic Hat 101