Knitsana 2: Expanded Knitting & Mindfulness Workshop

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NEXT SESSION STARTS OCT 17, 2022 

Welcome to Knitsana 2 - if you are looking for a way to expand your mindfulness skills then this is the group for you! We will continue to use knitting in your practice with mindfulness. Knitting with its repetitive motion, illuminating colours and textures offers so much in the way of healing properties. This group will ‘go deeper’ into concepts explored in the first Knitsana group and will help bridge into your daily living. 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • This group DOES NOT include any knitting instruction
  • This group is presently only held online
  • Space is limited so please don't wait to register

Skills Required

Knitsana therapeutic mindfulness group or experience with mindfulness practice. 
You must already know how to cast on, knit and purl. For knitting tutorials please see our Knitting Skills Page.

Who

This group is facilitated by Michelle Bloom, a registered Social Worker who has a love for knitting and a passion for healing.  Haley Waxberg, owner of Knit-O-Matic will be co-hosting. 

When

Every Monday evening for one hour from 7:00-8:00 pm for SIX weeks (Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21) 

Where

This is an online workshop and will be held over a secure Zoom channel. 

Cost

The cost of the group is $200.00 (yarn is included, see below for details) for all six sessions. Register by e-mailing  Michelle at mbloomcounselling@rogers.com who will then facilitate an e-transfer payment. Because this group is considered to be therapeutic, any participant residing in Ontario that has insurance coverage for social work can apply for benefits. You may otherwise be able to write off the cost of this group on your taxes (speak to your accountant)

Registration

Register by e-mailing Michelle. Payment will be made directly to Michelle Bloom (by ETF), who will issue an official receipt upon completion. 

Materials

We will all be using the same, specially selected yarn for our mindful journey. You have two options, both are enough to make a scarf or cowl. If you are a new knitter we recommend 10” straight bamboo or birch needles. If you are a crocheter that is also fine, you will need a 6mm or 6.5mm crochet hook.

Yarn Option A. (no extra cost)
Yarn Option B. (costs an extra $10)
2 balls of Estelle Colour Flow
1 ball of Berroco Wizard
  • Total 240m of yarn
  • machine washable
  • 85% merino wool, 15% nylon (binding thread)
  • chainette type yarn (it's made of a thinner strand that is itself knitted into a cord, making it very light and airy)
  • 6mm to 6.5mm needles required (not included)

Projects

This is not a knitting skills course, so we won’t be taking on a specific project, but here’s a list of simple project options that are well suited to mindfulness knitting (choose something that is simple for you):

 

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