Friday, January 28, 2011

Cute little Cards

Since I am starting anew, I thought that some business cards were in order. They just arrived in my mailbox. How cute! The photos are from items that I have knitted or spun, and pale skeins were from Stash.
I will be auctioning off my teaching services at two upcoming events. One this Saturday for Westport Chabad, and the other next weekend at the Surfs Up party for A Childs Place.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I attended Vogue Knitting Live this past Sunday, and was not only able to be in the same room with the famous Meg Swansen, I also got to listen to her speak for nearly 3 hours. I was awe struck not only by how down to earth and graceful she is, but also by how much information is in her brain! I wish there was a way to get more of her knowledge straight into my head. I came away with quite a few excellent tricks, and an itch to make a sweater with the EPS system (Elizabeth's Percentage System). Needless to say, I have ordered a book on fairisle patterns, and hope to get working on that soon.
The Marketplace was pretty good, but for someone with as much yarn as I have, there wasn't much to entice me. What did impress me were some of the knitted items on display, such as this

I couldn't believe it when I saw this, a giant whale knitted entirely in Stockinette stitch! It reminded me of the one in the Museum of Natural History when I was a little girl. It might even still be there!

On another note, I have finished my Shaelyn Shawl. I know the photo is a bit backwards, but you get the idea....I think.

Last but not least...I am a proud member of the Crochet Club 2011 with the wonderful Jane Crowfoot. I decided that I needed to be more proficient in crochet, and I think this will do the trick. So far, the colors are lovely. The yarns are Rowan Cotton Glace, and Lempur Linen (which might be one of the most horrible yarns ever). So far, so good.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New and Improved

So, I've been back in the US for over a year. I have built a house, gotten the family settled in, and now I am ready for the next chapter. What could that involve...Knitting of course! I will be offering Knitting lessons, either private or in groups, your house or mine. Whether you are a beginner, or ready to move on from making scarves, I can work with you to get you up and running with your projects. Just send me a message on my email, and we can pick a time that works for everyone involved.

Meanwhile, I'll keep you up to date on what I am doing in the crafty world. As most of you know, the weather here has been horrible, and every other day seems to be a snow day. Its not been easy to get projects done. I have been able to work on my Shaelyn Shawl, which is nearly finished. I haven't worked on it for a few days though as I have so little yarn left, I am in fear of running out! I did the required number of pattern repeats, and still had nearly half a skein left. Decided I would go for one more repeat, but its getting kind of tight. I keep weighing the skein after every row. I have to just get on with it and get it blocked. I am using Madeline Tosh Pashmina, which is so soft and lovely. I can't wait to have it snug and cozy around my neck!

I recently finished a pair of Thrummed Mittens, which I have wanted to make for about 2 years now. I finished them just in time for the frigid weather. They come in nice and handy at the dog park every morning!

This weekend I am off to Vogue Knitting Live, which should be very exciting. I am taking the EPS Percentage system class with none other than the famous Meg Swansen! I have to be on a train at 6:30 am to get there, but it will be worth it! Keep you posted...