A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat

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A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat

Note: in order to take any classes you’ll need to purchase a general admission ticket for Saturday  sorry for any confusion  

Where is it: The Alexis Park All Suite and Resort located off strip at 375 East Harmon Ave, Las Vegas Nevada, 89169

What it is: A gathering of like minded yarnies for a fun yarn filled knitting retreat invovling yarn, shopping, food, fun, stitching and bitching, games and giveaways, all in a relaxed atmosphere with a laid back come and go as you please schedule.

When is it:

The first weekend in August. Fun starts Friday evening( August 2nd) at 6p.m. with a VIP meet and greet in one of the hotel hospitality suites. Here is where you'll meet Samantha of A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co, eat a few snacks, toss back a couple of drinks, stitch and relax, meet new friends and pick up your event swag bag. Be sure to buy your VIP ticket to get your swag bag and be let into the shenanigans! (V.I.P Nigh is now SOLD OUT)

Saturday ( August 3rd) General Admission for the event includes all morning coffee and tea, a buffet style lunch at noon and snacks and beverages in the afternoon. Here is where you'll gather, shop for yarn, sit around and knit, play games, enter for raffle drawings and take a knitting class or two. These shenanigans will last all day and you are welcome to come and go as you please. We'll start at 9:00 a.m. and go til we poop out! There will be a trunk show open to the public at no charge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. as well.

Knitting Classes are being offered by the ever talented and always adorable Vogue Knitting Instructor Keith Leonard! These classes sell out at Vogue Knitting Live and stores around the country. Usually $110, Keith is offering them to us for only $40.00! Keith will also have some yarn to sell from the vendors that he sells on his Knits All Done website and in Yarn Shops around the country. 

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A Little about Keith Leonard

Keith Leonard gained a love for knitting at the age of eleven, when he joined a lunchtime knitting program in his hometown of Haworth, New Jersey. After working at four major knitting stores in Upstate New York, New Jersey, and New York City, he realized there was no specialized service for knitwear finishing and took the initiative to start his own business, called Knits All Done (a service for knitters to outsource their knits for professional finishing). Keith understands the fine difference between a “hand made” and “home made” finished garment. He now travels the country teaching classes while selling his custom Zen Yarn Garden yarns and colors. He is the American distributer for Soulwool, hand dyed yarn from Israel. knitsalldone.com

 

Class Descriptions

Flawless Finishing 1: (Minimal Homework) Saturday 10a.m,. to 12p.m.

Materials:

Darning Needle

  • Scissors
  • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn
  • 1 pair of size US#7 OR 8 straight OR circular knitting needles
  • Scrap paper
  • Pen

Learn to professionally assemble your knitwear from the finishing master Keith Leonard, owner of Knits All Done. In this class, you will use your prepared swatches to learn Keith’s tricks behind five different seams. We will also learn the correct way to pick up stitches across both the top and sides of our knitting. Be amazed as the magic unfolds and walk away with the proficient skills to finish your knitwear professionally for years to come. 

Skills Covered-

  • Joining bound off edges (Shoulder Seams), stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch, garter stitch, vertical-horizontal seams
  • Assembling a drop shoulder
  • Picking up stitches

Flawless Finishing: Part 2 Saturday 1p.m. to 3p.m. (Flawless Finishing Part 1 is helpful but not required for this class)

(Minimal Homework) 

Materials:

   Darning Needle

  • Scissors
  • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn
  • 1 pair of size US#7 OR 8 straight OR circular knitting needles
  • Scrap paper
  • Pen
  • Had fun in “flawless Finishing?” or perhaps you are a finishing pro that wants to jump to the next level in your knitwear-finishing career? In this class watch as even more magic unfolds as we bypass basic seams and jump into more complex finishing techniques. At the end of this class you will have the proficient skills to conquer the finishing techniques of any project. Learn how to set-in different types of sleeves, defeat duplicate stitch while weaving in your tails, learn how to line up horizontal stripes and more!

Skills Covered-

  • Joining horizontal color stripes
  • Lining up seams
  • Joining raglan seams
  • Proper sweater decreasing
  • Sleeve increases
  • Picking up stitches around a neckline
  • Weaving in tails.                                                                                               
  • Materials-

  • 2 colors worsted weight yarn

    • Size #7 24” circular knitting needles
    • Darning needle
    • Scissors

     

  •  No Fear Brioche Stitch: Intro to one and two-color brioche stitch. Saturday evening 5p.m. to 7p.m.

Materials:

  • 2 colors worsted weight yarn

    • Size #7 24” circular knitting needles
    • Darning needle
    • Scissors

    Brioche stitch is all the rage! Gazing upon a brioche pattern may be intimidating, but this class will break down its components as you begin to master this unique and oddly constructed stitch pattern. Brioche stitch makes for a lofty and squishy fabric that is perfect for sweaters, scarves hats and blankets. Come join the fun and learn some new knitting abbreviations such as "Bark" and "Burp"! 

 

About the Hotel and how to get a room:

We've blocked some rooms at a discounted rate! You'll need to call the hotel at 702-796-3322 to make your reservation and refer to group code WWYC089 THAT PART IS IMPORTANT. The room rates after taxes end up being around $60.00 a night, not to shabby! The last day that you can get the discounted rate is July 10, 2019. BE SURE TO GET YOUR ROOM BEFORE THIS DATE.

There is a free shuttle to and from the airpot provided by the hotel. call the hotel when you land and they'll be able to tell you when the next shuttle will be arriving. There is also a shuttle to and from the strip if you feel like venturing out and don't want to rent a car. contact the hotel for more information about that as well.

There is no need for you to block a room if you are local or close enough to drive to and from the event on your own. the price of the hotel is not included in your event ticket.

You'll Get an email with more details as the event draws near. Book your rooms and flights early! Don't forget to snag your Swag bags! Quantities are limited!

A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. No Regrets Las Vegas Retreat

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