October Class Highlights and Open Studios

You can see and register for all classes here.

Keyboard Mitts
Thursday, October 11th, 6:30-8:30
Make these keyboard mitts for your favorite texter, computer nerd, or pianist.  Inspired by a vintage sock pattern, they’re a great gift and the perfect way to figure out how to cable or to advance from just cabling to cabling without a cable needle.
mitt up close

Triangle Shawl Workshop
Saturday, October 13th, 1:30-3:30
Come learn the basics of the Triangular Shawl, and how to alter it to fit your needs.  We can also discuss different sort of increases, how to insert a pattern, and how to do a fancy garter ridge start to keep a stockingnet stitch shawl from curling.

Any yarn and needles you want to attempt to make a shawl with.
scrappy prayer shawl

Knit from your Stash: Start a Project or Finish a Project
Sunday, October 14th, 2:30-4:30
This class is a multitude of things.  You could bring yarn you don’t know what to do with and we can get you started on something and discuss what might be the most appropriate kind of project for the yarn.  You could get help with an older project, reading patterns, reading charts, or just figure out where you are with an old unfinished object so you can get going again.  Either way, put some yarn to good use!

Design: Top Down Raglan Baby Sweater
Thursday October 18th and Thursday October 25th,  7-9
In this class we will discuss how to design your own top down raglan baby sweater in a particular size (you choose).  We’ll look at size charts, figure out the math, and have fun discussing the options of what you can do.   In the first session, we’ll begin swatching and by the second, you’ll hopefully have some further questions to throw my way.

Beautiful Baby Bundle e-book

Embroidery on Knitting
Thursday October 25th, 5-7
Spruce up that hat you knit 5 years ago, that store bought sweater, or your beautiful newly finished knit with embroidery!  Come learn the ins and outs of choosing a motif, selecting an embroidery yarn, and the hands on process of getting the embroidery where you want it and doing what you want it to.  We’ll cover some color theory in this class as well as practice several simple shapes to equip you to embellish as many of your knits as you like!

Open Studios

I would like to cordially invite all you knitters and spinners to the studio to a knitting/spinning group.  I really want this studio to be more than just a teaching/retail space, and this is one of my attempts to do that. So please! Join me.  Also, the boutique will be open during these times.  See all open studio times/dates here.

Sunday, October 7, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 2:00-6:00 pm

Friday, October 19, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 4:00-8:00pm

open studios

I really want this studio to be more than just a teaching/retail space, and this is one of my attempts to do that. So please! Join me. Come knit, spin, chat etc. And, of course, the boutique will be open.

Sunday, September 30, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 7, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 2:00-6:00 pm

Friday, October 19, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 4:00-8:00pm

Friday, November 9, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 4:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, November 25, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 3:00-7:00 pm

Sunday, December 9, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 2:00-6:00 pm

Friday, December 21, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 4:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, December 22, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 1:00-5:00 pm

Sunday, December 23, 2012
OPEN STUDIO from 2:00-6:00 pm

a note to you

Hello my woolie friends,

Many of you have seen cosymakes through the changes to this blog over the years. First, it was about my writing my thesis and all of the interesting reading of knitting history I was doing. There was lots of thinking and sharing about knitting. Then it became about me trying to make it as a fiber artist, writing my book. selling hats at craft fairs, spinning etc. Then it slowly became me designing knitwear and has now turned another bend.

cosymakes studio!

And with this bend, I’ve realized that there is no way I can or want to maintain two sites! So cosymakes.com is still me, doing my little fibery thing, it’s just going to be a bit more localized to Pittsburgh since I will talk about classes I teach and other such stuff here. I hope that, even if you’re a fan from far away places, you’ll stick around because I am still knitting and designing and I promise to do another shop update and get that Rainbow Chard and Light Fingering up that I haven’t had time to photograph yet… And there’s a design almost finished and another that will come along soon.

And if you must jump ship, safe travels.  It was nice having you along for part of my journey.

p.s. You’ll notice blog posts jumping from the studio blog to here over the next week. Just catching up so that all of my stuff is in the same place!