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Making Robots from Spare Parts

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With our “Crochet A Robot Class” coming up next week, we were inspired to craft up a bunch of examples.
The nice thing about making toys is that you can bust your stash. A little bit of this added to a little bit of that makes a toy with a lot of character.  Most of our current robot collection was crafted by doubling up yarns to add  a pixel-like texture and lots of colour.
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Amigurumi – Crochet Robot Class
Thursday October 22, and 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Register HERE
or call 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

robotsIf you were to walk by the Knit Café today – this is what you’d see.  We’ve had quite a few gawkers since we redecorated the window, which leads me to believe that this display’s denizens are real lookers!

robots

Iwona and I have been busy stitching up these robot stuffies! They were pretty satisfying to make and I feel like I expanded my repertoire of crochet skills in the process. If you would like to join in the robot-making-fun we are teaching a class.

Amigurumi Class – Crocheted Toy Robot
Thursday May 21, and 28, 7-9pm
Register HERE
or call us at 416 533 5648

This class features the advanced shaping and assembling skills used in Amigurumi crochet. You can read more about the particulars HERE

love robotWhen choosing the critter to feature in our Amigurumi Class, we were inspired by our work dressing up this guy →
the Lovebot outside Scooter Girl on Roncesvalles Ave.
This knit-bomb, assembled in June 2014, has since been put out of commission, leaving room for more woolly robots to take up the slack. Come and help us make some in May, or if you are an expert crocheter you can find the pattern by Stacey Trock HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

New Spring Classes 2015!

We’re pretty excited about the Spring. Not just because we can finally stop toting around the heavy coats, but also because we can look forward to lighter and brighter crafty projects.  More hours of daylight means more opportunities to develop our knit and crochet skills! If you have similar ambitions – have a look at The Knit Cafe’s Spring Classes. All classes are now updated at theknitcafetoronto.combut we have several, brand new classes that I would love to show-and-tell right here, right now!

crochet robot

Amigurumi Class (crocheted toy robot)

How sweet is this little guy? I can’t thing of a more adorable way to improve your crochet skills then practicing 3D shaping techniques on this wee robot stuffy.

knit 101 baby

Knit 101 Baby!

This is an addition to our “learn to knit” selection of classes.  In Knit 101 Baby! you will be introduced to all the same skills covered in our original Knitting 101 class. You will learn knits and purls and back again, reading patterns and knitting in circles, but in this classes all the projects are pint sized. Make soft, cotton wash cloths,  tiny sized hats, and sweet baby leggings! Knitters who have taken the Knitting 101 class in the past but are in need of a refresher might consider this class too!

crochet shawl

Crochet Lace- Summer Shawl Class

This oh-so-pretty shawl is perfect for spring/summer weather. Crocheters who want to make the leap from basic to brilliant should consider this class. It will really help you understand lace stitching and pattern reading.  It is a more advanced class for practised crocheters who like me really, really, really want this shawl!

granny square 2

Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners

One of the most popular crochet projects around is the simple “granny square” crochet blanket. There is a reason this blanket pattern has longevity. It is a classic design; only the colour need change for updates. Since this project is so beloved we thought we would pass on the granny square techniques to brand new crocheters. Learn how to crochet while you stitch this blanket, or afghan, or baby blanket, or pillow cover. Also a great class for folks who have taken the Crochet Crash Course but would like to add to their new skills.

yoga socks

Yoga Socks or Fingerless Mitt Class

It’s your choice – you can make these toeless, heel-less socks, or some fingerless mittens.  All the while you will be learning the invaluable skill of knitting in circles on double pointed needles and practice your pattern reading too.  Before you know it, you will be be ready to tackle mittens with tops or socks with heels and toes.

crochet for kids

Crochet for Kids!

Kids will get hooked on crochet in this class! Youngins, ages 8-12 can learn how to manipulate hook and  yarn to make all manner of things- starting with these cute bows!.  Bows look great pinned to a sweater, worn as a headband or classically worn under a collar. We have a class scheduled in May/June – just in time to make one for Dad for Fathers Day!

This is but a small sampling of the classes and workshops available this upcoming season, For the full list of Spring Summer Classes have a gander HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

who who!

Owls are everywhere, 
not just all over the Knit Cafe.They are also all over the Knit Cafe’s class schedule.
Take this little guy for example.  This is our Wee Owlie that we make in our Knitted Toy Class. There is one coming up!
Monday October 17 and Wednesday October 19, this two part class runs from 7-9pm and costs $50.  All you need to know is how to knit and how to purl.  We will teach you how to knit in rounds and follow along with the Wee Owlie Pattern and make your own  fuzzy friend.

If crochet is more your game, the you may be interested in our Amigurumi Workshop on Wednesday October 12 from 6:30-9pm.  In this class we learn the ins and outs of making cute little crocheted toy.  Students will practice these skills by creating – you guessed it- an owl!  Better act fast though as there is only one spot remaining in this class.

To register for either class you can call us at 416 533 5648 

The owls don’t stop at the Knit Cafe door. The outside knit world is crazy for owls too.This sweater has 4428 projects on Ravelry. Owl by Kate Davis is very popular!
 Owlie Mittens by Betsy Farquhar

Big Snowy Owl from the Purl Bee

craftily yours
Kristin