NOTE: This is an “older” post from 2012. I AM offering this workshop on November 15, 2014 at Indie Knit and Spin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Check out the Indie Knit and Spin website for details and registration information.
Working the Knots: Yoga and Yarn
Sunday, January 27th, 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Yoga Matrika
Facilitated by Sharon Rudyk (YOGA) and Cosette Cornelius-Bates (YARN)
Pay on-site with any credit/debit card or personal check.
Join Sharon (YOGA) and Cosy (YARN) for this delightful workshop for yogis and knitters of all levels. The workshop begins with some stretches that are helpful for knitters and techniques for enhancing knitting and creativity in general through meditation and visualization. Once we are warmed up with all our creative juices flowing, we will explore the sensual and social sides of knitting by discussing our current projects and ideas together and receiving guidance from Cosy on a variety of unique techniques for materials, color work and pattern interpretation. Then, we’ll knit together and close our workshop with a deep relaxation guided by Sharon. You’ll leave the workshop feeling both inspired and relaxed! No experience with yoga or meditation required. If you are a knitter, we invite you to bring whatever project you are working on currently (or perhaps something from deep within your stash……..) and this is what you will work on during the knitting part of the workshop. We also invite you to bring any questions that you have about knitting in general, materials, reading patterns or a technique that you have been interested in and/or can’t quite figure out. If you have never knit before or are a genuine beginner, then we invite you to bring the following materials and we will work with you in a special break-out group for absolute beginner knitters during the knitting time: worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles (straight or circular is fine). While this is not a “learn to knit” workshop, due to the nature of the workshop, it is only important that you are knitting curious and not that you know how to knit already. We hope that this workshop will be inspirational for everyone!