You know those books where the main character goes to Faerie for a day and comes back to find it’s weeks or months later. Well that’s what happened to me. Really.
Ok, not really, but that’s way more interesting than reality so I’m sticking to it. Anyway… Let’s just forget the last couple weeks and move on.
Check out my new Ravelry featured pattern ad. Starting Sept. 1st I hope you’ll see it on the patterns page. Thanks so much Teri for whipping out a new more fall appropriate (and spectacular!) Sweet Jazz and to the always generous and fabulous Kathy for taking the photos.
This version is made with a single skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Amber Trinket. I loved it so much I had a hard time giving it back. I did give it back, but not before buying a skein in Clematis to make my own.
Guess what else is happening Sept 1st? Well, yes the kids are going back to school that day but that’s not it.
Sivia Harding is speaking at the Seattle Knitters Guild. Sivia is one of the nicest people you’d ever meet and a fabulous designer to boot. So if you’re local come out an meet her. I’ll be there showing my support.
And while we’re talking about events and showing support I thought I'd mention that my first class at Serial Knitters is coming up.
I’ll be showing you how to take those funny looking tubes (pic above) and turn them into socks.
Why would you want to? So glad you asked. I wrote a list.
1. 80% of your knitting requires no thought at all. Once you cast on there’s no counting, measuring, checking or stopping needed for a good long time. Perfect late night, knitting group, really need a cup of coffee or sitting in a meeting knitting.
2. The fit and finish of the sock is the last thing you do. This means you can store up all the tubes you want and have a gift pair of socks ready in an hour or two.
3. You can use up your scraps.
4. Easy peasy to replace a heel or toe if you get a hole. Or super simple to use a more resilient yarn or carry nylon tread for a stronger heel.
5. You get to be the picture of calm while freaking other knitters out when they see you taking scissors to your knitting.
If any of that sounds good or you’d just like to get out of the house and hang with some other knitters for a few hours, signup. The class is Sept. 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
No more trips to Faerie. I promise.