Friday, February 25, 2005

Beaded Sachet for Beading Class Posted by Hello

Knitting Classes

Well in addition to taking a class from Vivian and going to Stitches West I've been teaching a beginning knitting class in Roseville with Terry. It has been so very much fun! The students have been friendly and curious as well as eager to learn! I hope to continue to teach there as well as teach in other venues. I'm teaching a bead knitting workshop tomorrow so I've spent the last 2 weeks getting ready for that. Stringing beads and designing the pattern. Knitting samples and getting things together. It's a lot of work but I love it. Doing all this while on a Sock knit a long and a gansey as well as hubby asking for his sweater to be done by mid-May so he can ware it on vacation. Knit, knit, knit!!!!!! Click, click,click..... I'll post about the class soon....

Stiches West 2005

Talk about being busy! The weekend after Hoxbro's class was Stitches West. Mana from the Gods!!!! Yarn Yarn yarn, fiber, designs, supplies, ect......People!!!!! My husband, mother, myself and two great friends (Terry and Jessica, her sister Samantha would have join us too if not for that pesky Gal bladder) Talk about shop tell you drop! my check book didn't fine UNTIL we got to the Philosopher's Wool booth, well 2 kits, a new and a crying check book later we were off again. Thanks to the rolling suitcase we could still walk. Mom bought anew shawl kit too. Then over to Yarn Barn to get the Bumblebee kit for myself. Next stop the door.... Oops Tess Yarn is between me and the door.With all kinds of hand dyed yarns.... Check book is now sobbing but this year I bought more yarn that my hubby. Also picked up some lace wt. Silk/Camel and some Zepher lace wt. too . Now to drive my friends who attened the whole 4 days of stitches home. Thanks Sandi and Jill for all the info about what you learned and how much fun you had!!

Kaedean in Vivian's Bumblebee Jacket Posted by Hello

Feb 5th Hoxbro class

Wow I'm late posting this! Vivian Hoxbro class was a blast. After driving down to fresno after work on Friday and getting lost on the way Sandi and I found ourselves in A very posh hotel for a awesome rate (thanks Fran!). We met up with friends and settled in for the night. The next morning bright and early we head for Class. We were greeted be the smiling faces of the Sheeper Than Therapy knitting guild in Fresno, Ca. What a great start to our day and it kept getting better. There were goodie bags and we ate all day long. As for the class I don't think I've ever enjoyed one this much. Vivian was wonderful, helpful and encouraging. Even with the language barrier. Wow what a day. Six hours of Shadow knitting and trying on Vivian's designs and we were headed home !!!! That was a great day.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Getting Started

Just getting started. Leaving tomorrow for Fresno the take a class from Vivian Hoxbro on Shadow Knitting. I'm always excited to learn something new. I'll update this when I get home and plan on adding Info about myself and family soon!