Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Getting back into things

It was a good thing that I ALWAYS take extra projects when we go out of town. This last weekend when I had to wait for instructions for the rolled neck pullover that I just finished, I got to work on my White gansey knit a-long project. I'm altering the pattern to add an Hourglass motif to the top middle of the sweater. It's for my MIL and she is always cold and hopes to wear it while golfing. I've assured her that with the armhole gussets that she will be able to. I really like knitting in this style. Gansey's are knit in the round until you get to the arm holes and then knit flat for the front and back. They also have saddle shoulders with sleeves knit from the top down.

With all the stitch detail I don't get board knitting this sweater. This is a big plus as I normally knit SOCKS. In fact I've knit over 250 pair in the last 4 years. I love to knit socks but I'm branching out to do these sweaters and then back to socks as all my friends want a pair. That is all my non-knitting friends....

stay in stitches...

Wow I'm Finished ;-)~ !!

I know that I'm not keeping up very well but my only excuse is that I've been very busy knitting for Classic Elite's Fall Pattern book. I've finished 3 Sweaters. Two were women's size Med and one child's size 4. The yarns were delish and the patterns were fairly easy. The last sweater had just 1 week turn around by the time I got both the pattern and yarn. I enjoyed knitting for them and it made me appreciate tested patterns all the more. Thank you TEST knitters everywhere!!!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Everything til now

Okay, okay! So I'm very late in updating my Blog. First the bead class all three went very well. It was more like 1 main class with 21 people and 2 make-up classes. One with 6 students and one with 3 students, all in all things went great. Second I've decides to teach knitting in my home so keep an eye out for classes, private lessons are already starting. Contact me for prices. Third, I'm now test knitting for Classic Elite and have finished one Sweater and almost finished with the child's size 4 sweater. I'm expecting the yarn for sweater 3 anytime. This has been an experience. I'm enjoying it and look forward to doing more of it. We will see if I'm the kind of knitter they want.
Also Just started teaching at the Fuzzy Penguin at 60th street and 14th ave. I taught a sock class last Saturday March 19 from 10-2:30 and then left for Destination Art. Wow what a busy weekend. I'll be teaching another sock Class there April 9th and an intermediate class in Roseville through the parks and Rec. April 15, 22, 29th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
I the middle of all this Lew Deyoung worked with me on Lace knitting and I think I'm hooked ( or should it be needled?) anyway I really like it and Plan to knit a Shetland Shawl even though I'll be picking up 960 Sts. And Working from the Edging toward the center.
Okay I'll up load some pic's and try to keep up. I've been seen KIP at Meet-up Roseville and Sacramento,as well as Rocklin and the Sacramento Stitch 'n Bitch group and of coarse KOTRT and The Knitting Guild Events.... See out there!