Dying to make your baby an
adorable little knitted hat but think it will take you way too much
time and money?
We also were afraid but we got up
the courage to pop into L'Atelier on Montana and were so surprised
what we found!
We found a big table to hang out at and
learn with helpful and friendly staff (not to mention very hip),
who not only showed us how to knit a simple stitch, they gave
us free lessons. That's right, just buy your supplies there
(a few spools of yarn and your knitting needles) and with their
help, you're off!
The lovely Andromeda helped and
encouraged us when we went in completely blind and we must say that
she's a doll. She put together the first stitches on the
needle (they call it "casting off") and then she showed us a
simple and easy knitting stitch.
After hanging out at the table
and talking with other people about their knitting projects, life,
etc., we felt comfortable enough to go home and continue our
homework project on our own which was to continue practicing the
stitch. A few days later, we proudly returned with our
knitting homework and were greeted with a "congratulations you
can now start your hat project."
Then, one of the friendly staff
put together a pattern for us, started us off and gave us easy
directions on how to continue. We will be back in a week or so
to receive instruction on how to finish our little baby hat!
(And guess what?? They
have ghost knitters who finish projects for you just in case you run
into a time crunch - that makes us feel real good!)
Knit on down to L'Atelier and
tell them LAPregnancy sent ya!
(Note to readers: I'm on my
5th baby hat by now and graduating to a sweater next week!)
L'Atelier on Montana
1202 Montana Av
Santa Monica, CA
Also located in Redondo Beach
1714 1/2 Catalina Ave
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm