Glee Marchand puts down her own knitting during a knitting circle at Hitchcock to help a fellow knitter with her work.

Glee Marchand is passionate about knitting and her longtime hobby has turned into a need to share the joy of knitting with others.  After completing numerous courses she is organized, ready and excited to share her “Glee” in knitting with curious newbies eager to learn the basics of knit, purl, yarn over, bind off…  If you want to learn to knit and when you hear those phrases you think “huh?”,  this class is for you! Glee will provide all the materials to create a scarf with you. 

One unique aspect of Glee’s interest is her desire to teach all the ins and outs of the hobby.  She said, “It can be so overwhelming when shopping for materials for knitting.  Knowing about the different properties of wool vs cotton or other fibers, how gauges impact your finished piece, which needles will work for you to get the right gauge?  What is a dye lot or how does ply make a difference in the material you choose?”  

To get answers to these and other questions, Glee will be organizing a field trip to meet with her students at Web’s Yarn store in Northampton.  Glee happily states “Together, we can take the mystery out of the shopping process and Webs has an amazing selection of materials.”

Glee’s knitting classes will begin at Hitchcock Academy in Brimfield on January 24th.  Visit www.hitchcockacademy.org or call 413 245-9977.

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