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with Rebecca Abecassis
Participants will learn the basics of knitting including the knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on stitches, binding off stitches, and the basics of reading a pattern. Using cotton yarn, students will make a swatch/washcloth. During the final class, participants may choose a new project based on their interest. The cost of the supplies (needles, yarn, pattern) needed for the project (hat, scarf, washcloth, etc.) will be the responsibility of the participant to purchase.
Note: Each student will pay a materials fee of $15 (plus tax) for knitting needles and a ball of yarn.
Rebecca Abecassis grew up in the area and has owned the Knit Wit Yarn Shop in Sperryville for 10 years. She learned to knit Icelandic sweaters in 1988 while living in Iceland and has enjoyed knitting ever since.
Chess: The Basics and Beyond
with Tac Tacelosky
Have you ever watched people playing chess and thought "I'd like to be able to play"? Or maybe you know the rules and how the pieces move but aren't sure what to do next? This class is for you. You'll learn (or review) the rules, then move to how to coordinate the pieces, with a smattering of tactics, strategy and opening theory. By the end of the class, you'll be able to confidently sit across the board and say "Let's play!"
Note: While participants may bring any chess set, a tournament chess set is recommended: $17 on Amazon (green roll-up vinyl chessboard).
Tac Tacelosky co-hosts a Monday Night Chess Meetup in Dupont Circle, where he lives during the week. He's been enjoying chess for more than 4 decades.
with Doug Schiffman
This class, not a beginner's class, will teach how to play a golf course: club selection, shot selection, hitting from rough and sand traps, and keeping score.
Students must have and bring to class a full set of clubs.
Note: Class will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, October 22, 23, 29, and 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Doug Schiffman has been playing golf for over fifty years and still hasn't gotten a hole-in-one . . . . . but there is still time.