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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Workshops for the Season 2009

Workshops for November and December
All classes are held at Sip & Knit, Inc. Please register in person and feel free to call for more info!!

UFO NIGHT IS HERE AGAIN SATURDAY 11/14 5PM TO 12AM - A night of food fun and yes even knitting!! SIGN UP NOW SEE STORE FOR MORE DETAILS!!!

Requirements for all classes : You must know how to Knit and Purl comfortably there may be other requirements for an individual class so please make sure you read the description thoroughly

1 session with Barbara
Saturday 11/21 10-12
$50.00 Includes Yarn
Cables Cables Cables!!!- If you have never knit cables but always wanted to, this is the class for you!! If you have knit cables and wanted to make your "own thing" but need a little direction then this is the class for you!! You will be learning how to work a cable with or without a cable needle!! You will learn how to insert a cable into a project. We will be casting on for a cabled scarf and you will have this project knitted up in no time!! Yarn will be included in class so please bring a fully stocked knitting bag with needles from sizes 7 thru 11. If you have a pattern with cables please bring it and we will explore it together.

3 Sessions with Barbara
Sunday 11/22, 12/6, 12/13 1:30-3:30
$85.00 includes yarn
Christmas Stocking - We will be knitting a full size Christmas Stocking!! This class will meet 3 times and there will be homework in between. Your stocking will be ready to hang by the last class!!

1 Session with Barbara
Friday 12/4 6:30-8

Toe Up Sock - Learn this special cast on for the toe up socks as well as the increases to get you to the foot by the time you leave. Choose your toe up pattern from any designer you like. I will have a basic toe up sock pattern for you if you are unable to decide!! Jazz it up easily with a simple rib or anything else you like. You can chose 2 circular or magic loop. You do not have to know how to use these techniques prior to class. Learning either one of these techniques is simple and very enjoyable.

1 Session with Barbara
Saturday 12/5 10-11am
Magic Loop Method - Learn this quick and simple technique of knitting in the round with just one long circular needle. Uses include socks , sleeves, holiday ornaments, mittens and anything else you can think of!! Please bring a long circular needle in a size 6 or 7 or 8 32" or longer yarn will be provided.

1 Session with Barbara
Saturday 12/5 11:30-1:30
$25.00 includes swatch yarn and chart
Duplicate Stitch-
Learning this technique is easier than you think. Add a name to anything. Your swatches will be waiting for you when you get to class as well as yarn to stitch with and my favorite alphabet chart.

1 session with Barbara
Friday 12/11 6:30-8
Heel for your Toe Up Sock!! - Ok so you have your toe up sock ready for your heel, weather you have taken the toe up class or just started one on your own this class wil have you finished with the heel and ready for the cuff by the time you leave.

Pre-req - toe up sock ready for the heel!!

1 session with Barbara
Saturday 12/12 10-12
$35.00 includes yarn and pattern
Bottle Cozy and Coasters-
This is a great holiday project!! Or an anytime of the year project
Use any colors you like to jazz up any table or bottle of whatever!!! You will be using any circular technique you like and if you dont know any you will learn one!! and yes it is that easy!!

2 sessions with Rae-Ann
Monday and 11/30 and 12/14 6:30-8
$40.00 Yarn Included
Mittlets - Also known as "fingerless gloves". With this pattrn you will learn to knit in the round (if you already don't know how to) and how to cable and create a thumb gussett. These can be completed in a short time and make a great gift for the holidays.

2 sessions with Rae-Ann
Tuesday 12/1 and 12/8 6:30-7:30
$25.00 Includes Yarn
Basic Hat - Knit a great gift that can be modified for all sizes. You will learn to join and knit in the round and how to decrease for the top using either 2 circulars, magic loop, double pointed needles

2 sessions with Rae-Ann
Wednesday 12/2 and 12/16 6:30-8:00
$80.00 Includes Yarn
3 Button Wrap - Learn how to create an elegant wrap with a twisting cable along the edge. One button hole and 3 buttons give you many choices for how to wear this garment.

1 session with Rae-Ann
Wednesday 12/9 6:30-8:30pm
Fit Class - Do you shy away from knitting garments because you don't know what size to make or you don't like how it fits once it is completed? In this class you will learn how to make the correct size for you what"ease" is and how relates to the fit of garments and how to modify patterns to make them fit you. There is not knitting involved in this class. Please bring tape measure and a pencil

Just a Reminder
There are No Refunds. Your place is not held until payment is received. Please call the store with any questions you may have and we will be glad to help you!! 407-622-KNIT

I look forward to seeing you in class

Friday, November 6, 2009

Workshops for the Season 2009

Please check out the Calendar Link to the right for classes at Sip & Knit for November and December.

Please note there will be a few more December Classes add just as soon as Rae-Ann and I (Barbara) double check with our bosses schedules AKA our kids!!

A full list and description will be posted by this Sunday, due to time constraints I am a little behind. I am so sorry about this. I will be posting a commission I did which will be photographed for the Florida Film Festival Poster, and no it wasnt a knitted piece it was a cross stitched piece!! I had fun doing it but I am glad to be back to knitting!!

Please call the store at 407-622-KNIT or 407-718-1280 with any questions you may have for all your knit and crochet needs.

See you at the store

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Update on classes

Wendy Johnson is here and teaching her workshops at Sip & Knit, Inc.!! We are all having so much fun and everyone was able to complete the tasks she has given us. Tomorrow we continue with the Heel & Toe class as well as the Design class. That is the one I cant wait for!!

I am currently doing the winter schedule and will be posting that in about 2 weeks any requests will be appreciated.

Pictures will be posted this week from our workshop!!

See you at the big table

Friday, September 25, 2009

Update on classes

Well the classes are going pretty well. I am currently getting a list for holiday classes to post. Any suggestions feel free to let me know. I am trying to get moving on all the great application twitter has available so hang in there, sign up and follow me, I would love to follow you!!

In the store there had been a flow of new shipments of yarn please come by and investigate!!

We are having Wendy Johnson come in October for Toe and Heel and Design Workshops. Please visit Sip & Knit, Inc. to see her schedule or call the store for more info at 407-622-KNIT.

Keep knitting its good for your life!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fall Workshops

Welcome everyone to our fall workshop schedule

Please take note there is an additional teacher this season. We welcome Rae-Ann to our team at Sip & Knit, Inc. I have notated who is teaching each class. Please note there is a Knit-A-Long!! Please visit the store in person to sign up for class. Yarn for any of the following classes may be upgraded for the price difference!!

3 Session with Barbara
$65.00 Includes Yarn and Pattern
Monkey Socks - If you feel its time to do an actual pattern on you sock cuff or just have been looking for another pattern to do then the Monkey Socks are for you. You just need to bring your stocked knitting bag and sock needles either dpns or circulars and you are ready to go!!

1 Session with Barbara
Sun 10/25 1:30-3:30pm
$30.00 Includes Swatches for practice
Oops! I Dropped a Stitch - In this class we will practice the techniques used for picking up a dropped stitch, dropping a stitch to correct a mistake and ripping out rows safely!! This class is limited to six students so register early!! Your swatches will be waiting for you at class!! You need to bring size 7,8,or 9 needles, crochet hooks in either H I or J, a chibi, cotton thread and the smallest circular you have.

1 Session with Barbara
Fri 10/30 6:30-8:30pm
$60.00 Includes Yarn and Pattern
Circular Shawl - Learn how to cast on from the center and knit this gorgeous shawl. You will be needing 2 circular needles, one 16 inch and one 32 inch, both in a size either 6 or 7 as well as lock ring markers, make sure to include a different marker to mark the start of the round. Once you cast on and get going it will be easy sailing to finish!!

1 Session with Barbara
Sat 9/19 CLOSED or Fri 10/23 6:30-8:30pm
$30.00 Includes yarn for practice
Increases and Decreases - Is there really a difference and does it really matter? Yes there is and yes it does!! During this class we will be exploring the different types of increases and decreases as well as discover why when and where to use them. You knitting will never be the same!! Bring your stocked knitting bag and please be sure to have a size 7,8 and 9 needles to practice with!!

1 Session with Barbara
Sat 9/19 CLOSED or Sat 10/24 10:00-12:00
$30.00 Includes Yarn to practice with
Cast Ons and Cast Offs - Is there really a difference and does it really matter? Yes there is and yes it does!! During this class we will be exploring the different types of cast ons and cast offs as well as discover why when and where to use them. You knitting will never be the same!! Bring your stocked knitting bag and please be sure to have a size 7,8 and 9 needles to practice with!!

1 Session with Barbara
Sat 9/26 9:30-11:30am or Fri 10/9 6:30-8:30pm
$50.00 Includes Yarn and Pattern
Cables, Cables Cables - If you have never knit cables but always wanted to this is the class for you!! If you have knit cables and wanted to make your own thing but need a little direction then this is the class for you! You will be learning how to work a cable with or without the cable needle. You will learn how to insert a cable into a project. You will be casting on for a cabled scarf and you will be knitting up this project in no time. Please bring you stocked knitting bag and include needles in sizes 7 thru 11, as well as a cable needle of your choice. If you have a pattern with cables please bring it and we will explore it together!!

Just a Side Note From Barbara
More classes are forming, so look for classes such as FairIsle, Intarsia, Slipped Stitch knitting and Duplicate Stitch. Advanced lace for knitters on the edge and Crocheting for Knitters

2 Session with Rae-Ann
Tues 9/15, 9/29 1:00-2:30pm or Mon 9/28, 10/12 6:30-8:00pm
$75.00 Includes Yarn and Pattern
Forest Canopy Lace Shawl- Are you ready to knit a triangular lace shawl? This is a beginner shawl pattern that can be memorized after just a few repeats!! We will cover how to enlarge the shawl as well. Yarn for the small shawl is included. You will need a size 7 circular needle at lease 24" in length, fingering weight waste yarn, tapestry needle, and stitch markers.

Prerequsitis- Must be able to knit and purl comfortably with increases and decreases

4 Sessions with Rae-Ann
Wed 9/16, 9/30, 10/14 & 10/28 3-4:30 or Mon 9/21, 10/5, 10/19 &11/2 6:30-8:30pm
$95.00 Includes Yarn and Pattern
Short Sleeve Sweater Class- If you hate to sew up seams, consider this short sleeved cardigan. This class is a seamless sweater knit from the top down with minimal finishing. You can also customize the sweater. Stop by the shop to see several models knit from this pattern. You will need a size 7 32" circular needle (or size to get gauge), stitch markers, waste yarn and notions.

Homework - Knit a gauge swatch and get the appropriate gauge prior to the start of class. Gauge is 18 stitches to 4"

Prerequisites- Must know how to knit and purl and consider yourself and advanced beginner

2 Session with Rae-Ann
Wed 9/16, 9/30 6-7:30pm or Wed 10/14, 10/28 6-7:30pm
$75.00 Includes Yarn and Pattern
Lace Scarf- If you ever wanted to try lace knitting but were afraid to venture out on you own, this is you chance. We will cover the basics of lace including increases and decreases used in lace, reading charts and how to use a "life line". You will need a #5 single point or circular needle, fingering weight waste yarn and tapestry needle.

Prerequisites- Must be able to knit and purl

2 Session with Rae-Ann
Fri 10/23, 10/30 1:30-3:00pm or Sat 10/24, 10/31 1:30-3:00pm
$45.00 Includes Yarn and Pattern
Mittlets- Do you need a gift idea that would be suitable for all shapes and sizes? Would you like to cable but don't like the idea of having to use a cable needle? Learn how to cable without a cable needle while completing a "mittlet" or fingerless glove. You will need#2 DPN or 2 circular needles, stitch markers and notions.

Homework- Cast on 51 Stitches, Join in the round and do a K2,P2 ribbing for 2 inches

Just a Note From Barbara
I would like to personally welcome Rae-Ann and I hope she enjoys her stay here in Orlando. This winter will be a bit different for you and your daughter!! I hope you enjoy the change!!

KNIT-A-LONG!! with Liana and Debbie
Tues 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, & 11/3 or Sat 9/26, 10/3, 10/24 & 11/7
First Tues or Sat Session is Mandatory then come to any session you can make
$40.00 Includes 1 ball of yarn
Join our Knit-A-Long and knit a blanket of any size made of mitered squares. The squares are appx. 3 x 3 inches and are made from beautiful sock yarn. Joining the Knit-A-Long entitles you to learn the construction of the blanket, how to make mitered squares and join them together.

Just a Reminder
There are No Refunds. Your place is not held until payment is received. Please call the store with any questions you may have and we will be glad to help you!! 407-622-KNIT

I look forward to seeing you in class

Friday, August 28, 2009

Get Ready for A Great Fall Class List

Just wanted to drop a note an let everyone know there is a great Fall Schedule coming. Keep checking back, or better yet subscribe to this blog by clicking the link on the right of the screen and you will get a notification that I have updated my blog!! I can also be found on Twitter so follow me for updates and a little fun injected into your day every now and then!! You can see my tweets on the right hand side of this page or got directly to twitter and subscribe to follow me.

There is a great workshop coming on October 10th & 11th with Wendy Johnson and her toe-up sok techniques at Sip & Knit, Inc. contact the store for further details and to sign up. I suggest you do this quickly due to class size limitations and the high demand for these classes.

Hope to see you around the big knitting table

Friday, July 31, 2009

Movin and Grovin

Just wanted to take a minute to give an update to all.

I have recently joined twitter so feel free to follow me knittingknotes!!

I am currently working on a schedule for September and October.

The specialty classes will include Mitred Square, Entrelac, Colorwork and Lace.

I will be doing classes like, Increases and Decreases, Oops I dropped a stitch, and Advanced Sock classes as well.

We will be have a fabulous workshop for the socks just pop in and ask Doni!

I am leaving for NY on August 10th and I will return to work on August 19th. I will answer text messages only so feel free to text me if you need me. I will be updating twitter regularly so feel free to follow me around NY!!

See you around the table

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Knit In - Classes

Well the Knit in at Sip & Knit, Inc. for the UFO's was very successful!!! We will definitely will be doing these again!!

I will be posting some picks from that event shortly.

Please check the list of classes remaining for the summer. There is still time to join all of them!!! We have been having a great time holding class after store hours, it feels dangerous!!! I know, I have no life!! My life is very full with family and knitting. I LOVE KNITTING!!

Please call the store 407-622-KNIT (5648) if you have any questions about the classes or anything else knitting or crochet related.

See you at the table

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Quick project that get done!! Start your Holiday Gift Stash now!!


2 sessions $35

Sat 8/1 & 8/8 12-1:30
Slouch Hat - This is a quick knit hat done in the round. You will have this hat done by the end of the second class.

2 sessions $35

Wed 7/29 & 8/5 6:30-8:30
Mittens - These are a great gift and a quick knit. You may use 2 circulars (my personal favorite or Double Points

2 sessions $75

Sat 8/8 & 8/22 10-12
Just Enough Ruffles - This impressive little scarf will make anyone feel special!! This is an easy quick knit. There is homework knitting to be done before the first class, this homework is a must.

1 session $60.00

Wed 7/22 6:30-8:30
Chevron Scarf - This scarf will satisfy the beginning knitter all the way through advanced knitter. 1 class is all that is needed to get this scarf going. Blocking is included in the price as well!!

3 sessions $60.00
Sat 7/18,7/25 and 8/1 10:00-11:45 or
Fri 8/7, 8/21 & 8/28 6:30-8:15
Learn to Knit Socks - (with plenty of support at your convenience) Using worsted weight yarn we will make an anklet that can be worn around the house or out about town!! You choose if you want to learn how to knit socks on 2 circulars or 5 double points!! Kitchener stitch will be done by follow up in any General Help Class

2 sessions $60.00

Wed 8/19 & 8/26 6:30-8:30
Two Needle Christmas Stocking - We will get a great head start for Christmas with this one!! This is so fast and easy you will be making lost of stockings once you get rolling!! Once you get the basic pattern down you will just have to use your imagination, or ours to add interesting color and texture!! Kitchener stitch will be done by follow up in any General Help Class


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Trunk Show from Maggiknits!!! and Summer Classes

MAGGIEKNITS Trunk Show at Sip & Knit, Inc.

Come on in and cool off with us!! Have an Ice Cream Float and try on some of the fabulous new creations from Maggieknits!! I will be on hand to help you pick your project and we will be developing the knit-a-long classes so that you can make these dream projects a reality!!

Dont forget if you buy a full project, ie: yarn and pattern you will be receiving a $15.00 coupon to apply to the purchase!! That is like getting the pattern book for free!!!

I will be on hand with my new Summer Workshop Series to answer questions and sign everyone up before this class schedule hits the public. All classes for this series will include the yarn, pattern and lesson all you have to do is bring your needles!!

Any questions please feel free to contact Sip & Knit, Inc. at 407-622-KNIT or
Barbara at 407-718-1280

See you there!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Dont forget about the sale this weekend at Sip & Knit, Inc.

Dont worry if you missed the early bird discount, there is 20% off for the rest of the weekend!!!

Just see store for details!!

See you there in knitting land!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I hope everyone had a Happy Mothers Day out there in knitting land!!

Just a reminder that my last posted class will be on Saturday 5/16 at 9:30-11:30
It is the Oops, I dropped a stitch Class. I limit to 6 and I have 5 so there is room for 1 more!!! however, I am opening up to those who want a refresher for $15.00. You will get to sit in on the class but the newbies get center stage!! I will only assist if all newbies are situated. But those of you who know me know that I always make time for everyone.

Contact Sip & Knit, Inc. to sign up or email me at my gmail account.

See you soon

Friday, May 8, 2009


Just wanted to shout out and say Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms!!! Especially mine!

I will not be having class on Sunday, however, there has been great expression from many of you to have a Mothers Day Session with Mimosas and rich decadent food!! Maybe I will work on that for next year. Maybe a closed gathering for those who sign up!! Just like getting a manicure on mothers day except we knit and drink and eat!!!

Sip & Knit Inc. will also be closed on Sunday. Doni's niece Natalie is graduating from med school so a big Congrats to Natalie!! And this is a big mothers day present for her mom!!

See you all next week


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Specilaty Classes for Spring

Thank you to all who have waited patiently for this class list.

I will be posting pics. from the end of last year and up to catch everyone up on what has been going on.

Here are the Specialty Classes I will be teaching at Sip & Knit, Inc.

Sunday 4/5 & 4/19 1:30-3:30 Cost $45
Go Green with this Market Bag!!! - This is a quick and easy knit and a fun way to go green at your farmers market or supermarket. Round out your green-scene by using some of the new yarns made from sugar cane, hemp, linen or cotton.

Saturday 4/18 9:30-11:30 Cost $25.00
Increases and Decreases - Have you ever wondered why ome patterns tell you a different way to increase or decrease than others? Well this is the class for you. We will explore a variety of increases and decreaes and their uses!!! There is homework for this class

Sunday 4/26 1:30-3:30 Cost $25.00
How to read a Chart - We will explore a simple lace pattern and will learn how to use the chart instead of writing out the pattern. We will be starting a simple project so you will have something to show for all that learning!!!

Saturday 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 9:30-11:30 Cost $65.00
Socks and 2 Circulars - This class is for those who have already knit with double point needles. There will be a separate class for beginner socks. We will be going over how to do a basic sock pattern on 2 circulars and you will have the option of inserting a pattern into the cuff. The pattern will be wither cables or easy lace, or nothing at all. Pattern will be furnished by the instructor, or if you prefer you may bring in a pattern you have had your eye on!!

Saturday 5/16 9:30-11:30 Cost $25.00
Oops I think I dropped a stitch- IT BACK!! This calss will teach you how to correct mistakes so you dont have to tart the project all over again!! There is homework so sign up early. Limited space available.

Please see store to sign up for any class and for our cancellation policy

See you in class


Thursday, March 19, 2009

General Help Class Friday 3/20/09

I will be having class today Friday 3/20/09 HOWEVER Sip & Knit, Inc. will be closed due to the Winter Park Art Festival, therefore, the only way to get into the store is to call the # posted on the front door when you arrive. I will be more than happy to let you in!!

I have several classes to post & now that my computer is working I will have them posted by Sunday evening!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


OK , I got messages!!! I have just been a little behind the 8ball!! I am working on the class list.

I have scheduled this INTARSIA class for Sunday February 8th at Sip & Knit, Inc.

Learn this color knitting technique and have this holiday trinket in just 1 lesson!! Our project is a sachet and our motif will be a heart!!

I have scheduled this class to begin at 1:30pm and go until we have finished the heart, which I anticipate to be some where around 4pm.

The cost will be $45 per person and will include the yarn, pattern and filling!!

Please contact the store for more information and to sign up for this class.

I hope to see you there!!

Monday, January 5, 2009


I hope everyone has been recuperating from the holiday season. I know I have been trying.....but as you know I have a hard time with the unwinding process from anything.

I have been making a class list that looks something like this:


SOCKS FOR BEGINNERS - Double points or 2 circluars

SOCKS FOR 2 CIRCULARS - For the sock knitter who wants to learn the 2 circular way, or of you already know how to do 2 circulars, for the sock knitter who wants an original pattern to indulge in a fancy sock.

ENTRELAC - Technique class.

COLOR KNITTING - Technique class.

A SUMMER TOP - Project class.

LACE SHAWL - Technique class.

well, it will continue to grow so post your requests!!!

I am just waiting for a date confirmation for Solo and Ensemble for my son Alex. It is held over a weekend in February and I don't want to book a class and have to reschedule it. Alex is being judged on the Marimba, Snare Drum and Timpiani this year!! He made it very clear he needs me to be there for support, and everyone knows there is no one like Mommy when it comes to the scary stuff!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Just want to send out good vibes for the New Year!!!

I have had a whirl wind of a holiday and hope you all had a good time too!!

I am leaving tonight to visit my sister in Tampa just for the day tomorrow. Alex and I are taking Dixie, she needs a break from Vivian!! Those of you who have met Vivi know what I am talking about. I will be posting the new class schedule this weekend.

I will be in for Sunday General Help Class at Sip & Knit, Inc. from 11-1 as usual

I will be resuming a somewhat normal schedule as of Wednesday January 7th,2009

The calender will be up by Sunday 1/4/09.

Please contact the store at 407-622-KNIT if you have any questions.

I will post plenty of Pictures with a new Class List

See you all soon

Oh yeah KNIT KNIT KNIT!!!!