Heather Ordover visits Boston Common Cod

May Meeting and Sock Heel Workshop with Heather Ordover

HOrdoverPlease join us at 7pm on Friday, May 10th, at the Stata Center at MIT as we welcome CraftLit podcaster and author of the What Would Madame DeFarge Knit series of books, Heather Ordover.  She’ll be giving us a TED-styled talk, and will be on hand afterward to sell and sign her books, the newest of which has just come into print this month!

She’ll also be sticking around for Saturday and teaching her critically acclaimed workshop on sock heels! Sock heels? Why? Because not every sock fits every foot.

A knitter needs to be able to substitute a well-fitting heel for a saggy one no matter the pattern, no matter the gauge.

CCFG-Ordover-SockEach heel has its own tricks, its own favorite foot type, and its own easy-math worksheets that lets students substitute their best-fitting heel into any sock they ever knit for the rest of their lives–guaranteeing a perfect fit.

The class process requires creating quick-to-knit socklettes to allow students a chance to test for fit.

This class is offered as a full-day workshop Saturday May 11th from 9 am to 4pm with a lunch break from noon to 1 pm (bring a lunch or walk to nearby options), but if you can’t make it for the full day you can take just the morning half of the workshop for a lower price (download the syllabus here). Classes will be held in MIT’s Building E51 (the same place as Fiber Camp) close to the Kendall Square T stop. Since the workshop is on Saturday, free parking is available in the E51 lot.

Here’s the link to register for the workshop. Common Cod Fiber Guild members get a $10 discount which you should receive in an email blast. If you haven’t received it, please email guild@commoncod.com and we’ll get it to you.

While you’re marking your calendars, remember that Friday, May 10th’s meeting will be in our usual building, in the same room as last time, at 7pm (doors open at 6:30):
MIT Stata Center, Room 124
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA

And, if you’ve been following our Ravelry Forums , you know that an informal Spin In and social session is slated for Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm in the lounge in front of the Tang Auditorium (inside Building E51, at the corner of Wadsworth and Amherst St). Stop by if you’ve got the time.

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