Daily Archives: January 28, 2010

Sign up for classes with Fearless Leader!

Hi CLFers!

If you are in NW Washington, you can join me at Pinch Knitter’s in Stanwood for some crochet classes, starting next month.

Each Friday I will be teaching from 11am-1pm.

The first class is a beginning class (so maybe that friend of yours who wants to learn can sign up!), this is a three hour class designed to teach the basic crochet stitches, how to read a simple pattern, and create an attractive washcloth/facecloth from beautiful kitchen cotton.

Footie Sock Class: Feb 12,19, 26

Learn to make quick and easy crocheted socks, using fine sock yarn. This step by step class will get you moving on how to create a sock to fit just right!

Crocheted Roses, Flowers and Leaves: March 5th

ThisĀ  class is a nod to free form, with just a little structure! Learn the basic construction methods for creating beautiful, fun, and inspiring flowers, roses and leaves. While not a traditional Irish Crochet, the roots of these flowers comes from that most honored echelon of crochet! We will use both a beginning pattern, and also learn how to craft unique flowers and leaves using some basic guidelines!

Seeing Crochet with “New Eyes”

Dear CLF members and friends,

I have a confession to make…mea culpa…I was wearing glasses that were too old and scratched up. My glasses are what help me function in the world, and I was a bad fearless leader, that’s right I was. I meant to get my eyes checked two years ago, but I got busy, then last year? Well, we know how last year went don’t we? Between big exciting things and awful things, I ended up not getting my new glasses. For the past six months, I was feeling my way around. I had stopped driving long distances as much, in fact I wasn’t doing more than grocery shopping if I couldn’t help it.

To make matters worse, I couldn’t figure out WHY I was exhausted after working on the second book for more than 10 minutes at a time. Well, two years passed, without me taking care of my most essential need: My eyesight.

Do I know better? Yup and Uh huh…But I did what lots of moms do, and wives, and husbands and dad’s do, I put me last, and forgot that if you don’t take care of it, you don’t always notice how bad it’s getting.

So, now that I’ve publically beaten myself up for letting me run around with crap all for eyesight, here’s the wonderful news.

For the very first time in my life my vision has been corrected to 20/25. Usually the best they can get is 20/35!!

I picked up my new glasses yesturday and I couldn’t believe everything I could see! I don’t know if I can still register all of the changes! It’s WONDERFUL…and the best part, I got to crochet, and see the whole piece and not just one stitch at a time… It’s amazing.

So expect things to move along a little better now, because as I told my family when I walked into the house and saw the details of the dirty house…ARG…”Mom, can see now, and you’re all in trouble!”

It goes for the industry now…I can see, and oh my are you all TROUBLE!” (not the CLF’ers of course!)