You can do it, learn a new technique.

Scalloped hat Learn how to make a fancy hat. This one is so cute with its scalloped edge. In this brand new class you will learn how to make a lacey edge and then pick up stitches. You will also perfect the front and back increase. This is a two part class. Class fee is 20.00 for each two-hour session.  Lorena will teach in the laid-back wicker world of my office. Call to arrange a time to meet with Lorena. Must have basic knitting skills, we’d love to see you.

Winter Fun

 Here is what has been going on in Bemus Point this winter.. Gals from Jamestown,Westfield, Mayville , Dunkirtk and Erie, Pa have been visiting the store and some have been gathering to knit informally in the afternoons or take classes on Saturdays at Imagine! Here Amy McElrath models a versatile vest made by Sandy Cannone. This is flattering to all figure types and great to wear over jeans or dress it up over a skirt. The yarn is Katmandu Chunky from Queensland. The project goes quickly. Sandy is offering a class  by appointment so call if you need help with this one.
 Here is Amy again in a cabled turtlenect made with a combination of Lambs Pride Chunky and Crystal Palace Kid Seta mohair.  You don’t need a jacket when you wear this warm outdoor sweater.

One of our recent classes is a no-Knit class. Lyn has come up with a fancy felted soap (as seen in Anthropologie and other fancy stores). The girls made their own versions and here are some samples from that fun day. The soap is encased in roving, then felted (no knitting involved) then embellished with beads. Washing with the soap exfoliates the skin. They are beautiful and practical.
The soaps pictured are student work from the class.
Darcy’s soap, pink and girley
 Lyn and one of her students, Christy, enjoy a creative interchange.
  Cathy’s soap is an earthy one 

Lyn will be offering more classes in felted soaps this spring and summer.

Schaeffer Hand Dyed Men’s Sweater

Here is Jim modeling a luxury look from Schaeffer yarns.This one is made from their “Sampler Pattern” The sweater had to be lengthened because Jim is 6’5″ but it was worth the extra yarn and time to complete.I would not recommend this for beginners but a great project for everyone else. The picture doesn’t show how many patterns are running through the design but there are cables up each sleeve and various patterns on the front and back. I think my next project will be a washcloth, with no patterns.

Summer Knitting is Simply Sublime

From Sublime
The new, lush organic cotton yarns are all the rage right now in the industry. They are so soft, you want to pat
them as if they were kittens. We have a sample in our shop of one of the simple and elegant sweaters for summer. The colors are muted and inspiring. They just make you want to knit. Perfect for classic warm weather wear..

We have two great books and all of the colors.
Come see and feel….. simplicity and luxury.