Monday, September 21, 2009

Class times - and Supply Lists

Here are the promised times for Knit Out Crochet events!

11:00 am ~ Knitted Lace
(sample of a lace pattern plus additional "working with lace" tips)

1:00 pm ~ Filet Crochet

2:00 pm ~ Converting to Knitting in the Round
(for those of you who don't like seaming!)

3:00 pm ~ Beaded Crochet
(Luster Sheen & wood beads will be followed by Wire with seed beads & bead chips)

4:00 pm ~ Fashion Show & Tell
(Bring a project or two you've knitted or crocheted, and show it off to other stitchers!)

Supplies for Beaded Crochet:
14-yards of Luster Sheen
100 wood beads (approx. 6mm)
Size D crochet hook
String all 100 beads onto the Luster Sheen

Supplies for Beaded Wire Crochet:
1 spool of 32-gauge wire
30 seed chips
60 seed beads
Size D hook
String on "see bead, seed chip, seed bead" 30 times.

(Please note, in life, sometimes things do happen. This is the planned schedule, but if a teacher were to become ill or have a family situation, the might not make it or may need to change the time of their class. If that is the case, I will try to get that information posted.)

If you have any questions, I'll try my best to answer!
Send an email to them2hawk AT yahoo DOT com.
(Please put KOC in the subject heading.)

Hope to see you Saturday!

It's THIS Weekend!!

Just a quick bit for those of you who don't yet know what KNIT OUT CROCHET is all about:

It's a one-day event for anyone who loves to knit or crochet, or is interested in stepping into the stitching-waters! It's a free event with yarn & hooks/needles on hand for use at KOC, and classes so you can learn new things, or refresh on what you already know!


This year (for the beading class) there will be a limited number of kits available for purchase at cost. ($3 & $5) The kit includes the thread/wire, beads (pre-strung), a crochet hook, and instructions.


**Note: the times are being finalized with the teachers, and they will be listed later today (Monday). As will a list of supplies for the beading class/demo. You do not need to have these, but some stitchers have expressed a desire to bring their own supplies.**

For those of you interested in learning a bit about bead-crochet, we have a wonderful lady who’s going to teach you a great project! If you already bead-crochet, join us anyway… she will also be showing a next-step technique! Following right along will be a short beaded wire crochet class. It’s short, because it’s ever so easy! If you know the chain-stitch, you can do it!

Filet crochet will be offered, so for those of you who have never tried it before, now is the time! You can make the most lovely items using filet crochet!

Also, for you knitters who really don’t like seaming, would you like to know how to convert to knitting in the round? Then stop on by!

Don’t know how to knit? Or don’t know how to crochet? We will have several people on hand to show you how.

Stuck in the middle of a project & have ‘HELP!’ questions? There’s just got to be someone at Knit Out Crochet who can help ya out!


We’ll be having a “Fashion-Show & Tell” time, so bring a project or two that you’re proud of and would love to show off to a group of other yarn addicts!


You’ll also want to practice your speed-stitching… there will be a competition! (I’ll get the time posted for that as well.) Fastest throwers, fastest pickers, and then pickers vs. throwers. For crocheters, fastest pencil-hold, fastest knife-hold. And of course, knife vs. pencil!

For those of you not afraid to tell your age, we’ll be looking for the oldest & youngest crocheter & knitter!


We have a wonderful lady who has been gathering some great door prizes!
(Remember, you must be present to win/receive a door prize!)

We are looking forward to meeting new stitchers!

You are sure to have a wonderful time!

Monday, August 31, 2009

2009 DFW Knit Out and Crochet Event!

2009 KOC
Saturday, September 26th is the date
10am - 5pm is the time!

As in years past, it will be held at:

Half-Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231


This year's 'theme' is a patriotic one!

Our charity donations will go to our beloved Soldiers.

We will be sending afghans to combat weary soldiers through "Take a Soldier Fishing", a Combat Warrior Crisis Network.

Our Contest:


  • There are no size requirements, but please keep in mind that these will be given to grown men & women. (Lapghans are afghans, too!)
  • Colors, styles? Choice is yours! Camo, red/white/blue, hunting, fishing, bright colors, subdued colors, ripples, blocks.
  • The only 'requirement' is that a tag be attached to your blanket. We will have tags available for you to fill out at KOC, and we will laminate them there.
Mike Nashif (president of TaSF) has asked that we attach a tag to each afghan so that each recipient will know the afghan/lapghan was made specifically for one of them. He'd like it to be more personal, less 'manufactured'.

*NOTE: You do not have to enter the contest to donate to the charity, and you do not have to donate what you enter in the contest. The choice is yours! If you are just entering and not donating the afghan, please let us know and make sure to collect your afghan at the end of the day.

Door Prizes

We will have some wonderful door prizes! Each winner will be given a choice of prizes to choose from! We don't want someone who just crochets to get knitting needles & a knitting book, and an only-knitter doesn't have much use for a crochet book that comes with a couple of hooks! (This will also eliminate someone ending up with something that they already have!)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

DFW Knit Out & Crochet Schedule & Information

Saturday, September 27, 10 am - 6 pm

Half Price Books • 5803 E. Northwest Hwy. • Dallas, Texas

(on Northwest Highway just east of US 75)

Join us for a day of knitting and crocheting with area fiber artists.

We have classes, demonstrations, a contest, and, everyone’s favorite - DOOR PRIZES!!

This year, each class will be geared to both knitting and crochet – so no one will miss a thing!

Volunteers will be on hand all day to teach beginners how to knit or crochet. We will have needles and yarn available for those who want to learn – so no excuses!


This year the contest will be Baby Items. There will be prizes awarded for the

Best knit baby blanket

Best crochet baby blanket

Best original pattern knit baby item

Best original pattern crochet baby item.

Contest entries must be checked in no later than 1 pm with the winners announced at 3 pm. Please indicate whether or not you wish for the entry to be donated to the Newborns in Need.


Our charity for this year is Newborns in Need’s Dallas Area Chapter. We will accept any knitted or crocheted baby items – blankets, hats, booties, layettes, etc. These items will go to families of newborns in local hospitals and must be crafted using washable yarn.

For more information on the national Newborns in Need, go to


          10:00 am - 6:00 pm All the knitting and crocheting and chatting you can stand!

          10:30 am – 11:30 am Fibonacci Patterning: Don’t let the math scare you! Using Fibonacci Numbers, we will create a striped scarf that is pleasing to the eye. Bring two (or more) colors of yarn and your needles or hook!!

          1:00 pm FASHION SHOW! Bring your favorite knitted or crocheted item to show it off!

          2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Substitution Time with the Knitting Fairy – An invaluable lesson on substituting yarns, characteristics of various fibers and how it all affects your gauge. Applies to knitting and crochet!

          4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Participate in a Global Event! Learn to crochet and knit pieces of the "hyperbolic plane" and other common shapes found in a coral reef. Pieces constructed at the event will be assembled and sent to join the 1000's of others collected by The Institute for Figuring ( to raise awareness of global warming and the resulting shrinkage of the Great Barrier Reef.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Well, folks, it's that time of year again. We are indeed planning the DFW Knit Out Crochet for the Dallas area. Here's the scoop:

When: SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Where: Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231

We are planning the specifics for the event, but be assured it will be a fun day full of classes, activities, and a fan favorite, DOOR PRIZES. Stay tuned for details - we will be announcing the schedule, contest, and much more within the next few weeks.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Purse Contest Information

Hi all! I have had a few questions about the Purse Contest. If you plan to enter the contest please have your purse there by 1 pm. We will do judging & announce the winner at 2ish.

Good luck to everyone & I'll see you there!


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

DFW Knit Out & Crochet Too Schedule & Information

I am really excited to announce the schedule for the KOC2. The event will go from 10am-6pm on September 29, 2007- feel free to come & just enjoy some time knitting & crocheting with other fiber artists or you can attend the following sessions: (for class descriptions & supply lists, go here

10:30am-11:30 am - Cable Class (Knit)
10:30am-11:30 am - Tunisian Crochet
12noon-3pm - Spinning Demo - there will be NO spinning lessons. But great for people curious about the art of spinning.
1:30pm-3:30pm - Las Vegas Scarf (knit & crochet)
3:30pm-4:30pm - Celtic Crochet - there will be a $2 charge for the book we will supply for you
3:30-4:30pm - Short row basics (based on Knitty's Calorimetry)

There will be people on hand to teach beginners how to knit or crochet during these time frames:

Charity knitting: Each year we chose a charity to donate to. This year it will be the Austin Street Shelter. We will be accepting any knitted or crocheted item that you wish, including but not limited to hats, scarves, mittens, gloves - basically any clothing or accessories. These items may go to the inhabitants of the shelter or to be sold in the thrift store for profits.

CONTEST: This year the contest will be PURSES. There will be prizes in 4 categories:
* Best original crochet
* Best original knit
* Best crochet
* Best knit

Want to help? If you want to volunteer or donate supplies, Please email us at What do we need?
* People to be available to teach beginners to knit or crochet during the above designated times.
* Spinners- I need about 5 people with wheels & some people willing to demonstrate with a drop spindle. Bring your own fiber, but this gives you lots of spinning time. Surely people will be asking questions & watching you - if that doesn't bother you - you are perfect for this task. (I can only take the first 5 respondents, sorry)
* Spare needles & hooks - Preferably a mid-sized (7/8, G/H) - Make sure they are spares, you will likely never see them again. We will use these for beginners that didn't bring their own.
* Yarn - scraps & odd balls are perfect. We need smooth, worsted yarn to teach beginners & crazy fun yarn for the Las Vegas scarf.