Look who is coming to Rainy Day Yarns… Amy Singer, editor of Knitty magazine (an online magazine). She is town to teach classes at Vogue LIVE and she is squeezing us into her schedule. Why drive all the way to Bellevue when you can be right at home here in Gig Harbor? Amy is a knitwear designer and instructor who has created an amazing formula for knitting socks that fit! Join us Saturday, March 15th from 1-4, for Amy’s Auto Pilot Socks. The cost of this 3 hour class is $65. We will also be offering a 15% discount on sock yarn. Stop by or call the shop to sign up, this class will fill fast. (By the way, this class is “sold out” for Vogue which sells for $85/$95).
Amy champions the joys of mindless [think relaxing] knitting, helping knitters to create beautiful things without tearing their hair out.Autopilot socks class [non-wool friendly]After much experimentation, this is the happy result: A super-easy toe-up sock that lets you customize the fit with absolutely NO MATH(s). More than just a pattern, this gusset-and-heel-flap sock recipe will simply and clearly show you where to make adjustments — and how much to adjust — so that the sock you’ve spent loving hours knitting will fit your foot just as lovingly. High arches, wide ankles, skinny heels…all are no problem with the Autopilot sock!Yes, I did say gusset and heel flap, but NO kitchener stitch or grafting is required, and there is no picking up of stitches! Learn the Autopilot Sock and you may never want to follow any other sock pattern again!Here is some information about Amy:Amy R Singer is the editor of the online knitting magazine Knitty.com which has had more than 139 million site visits since its launch in 2002. Eleven years ago.Most people who learn she’s a knitter, knitting teacher and knitting magazine editor who is allergic to wool think it’s hysterical. Ha. Never mind. She’s perfectly happy knitting with cotton and silk and lots of other stuff, and wrote a book on the subject (No Sheep for You; Interweave Press, 2007), and a few others about other stuff.
As a teacher of knitting stuff, Amy champions the joys of mindless [think relaxing] knitting, helping knitters to create beautiful things without tearing their hair out.Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and their two rabbits, Boeing and Squeeze, and is frequently seen walking about shamelessly in public with her ukulele.