Fun in Edmonton

Yesterday I got home from a week in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where I taught for River City Yarns and Stix and City Retreat (Hosted by River City Yarns).

If you ever make your way to Alberta, this is a must-stop for knitters. The shop is delightful and carries a huge amount of yarn, including a few exclusive brands — one of which is dyed the colors of hockey teams (the newest is the colors of the Colorado Avalanche, which I’ll use to design a mitten)!

River City Yarns shop

As usual, I forgot to take photos of most the classes, but here’s a sampling of the miniature mittens knitted for Sunday’s class.

Mitten workshop

My favorite class was on Monday — Steeks and Zippers. Everyone made a cylinder (most used two colors) with steek stitches.

ready to cut steeks

Then we cut the steeks and inserted colorful 4″ (10 cm) zippers!

Finished zippers

These beauties will work as coffee/tea cup cozies. The techniques can be easily applied to sweaters or anything else that needs a zipper. How about leggings?!

I’ll be teaching the Steeks and Zippers class at my Knit For Fun Retreat that takes place in Park City, Utah, April 28 to May 1, 2016. There are still spots available. Click here for more information and to register. Click here if you have questions. It’s going to be loads of fun!