Ancaster Community Food Drive

Monday, February 01, 2016

Fiona Ellis

It was a good morning today - I spent time talking on the phone with Fiona Ellis. We were discussing her classes for Camp.

Friday morning she will be teaching Jump Start your Creativity. For this class there will be a one hour discussion and then the class will break out into mini groups. Fiona will also book one on one appointments throughout the day. Late in the afternoon everyone will meet up again for a round up. Can you imagine getting to sit with Fiona, by yourself, for 30 minutes and get to ask her questions about designing or anything else you want to ask?

Saturday morning will be Creating Cables. The morning will start with a cable refresher and then students will design their own cables. Fiona will then show you how to add these cables into a non-shaped design like a throw or pillow. I'll be sitting in on this one. I'm dreaming of a thick throw (maybe Rowan Big Wool double strand) on huge needles.

Saturday afternoon we will be designing mittens. If you take the Saturday morning class, Fiona will show you how to incorporate your cables into your mittens.

Sunday morning is all about I-Cord. This is a fun class that doesn't require a lot of thinking. Student's brains can be a bit overloaded by Sunday morning.

Donations have started coming in for the Food Drive. Thank you to those who have donated so far. The gift basket is growing. I'll start showing pictures at the end of the week.
A customer came in on Saturday wearing GAP-tastic (a free pattern on Ravelry) knit in madelinetosh home. It looked awesome and balls followed me home. I'm using the new colour Undergrowth.
The GAP-tastic cowl is an easy knit you’ll want to make again and again! This fun cowl is a great beginner project for new knitters who want to practice knitting and purling, and it’s a fantastic mindless knit for experienced knitters. Either way, the GAP-tastic is a classic accessory that you’ll wear all of the time. It makes a great gift, too.
The dogs are loving this weather. It's hard to believe that it's February and not April.

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