Started Friday, finished this morning, Tuesday (even though I worked Saturday and Monday). What a great ride! As I was saying to hubby-dear just yesterday, a little shawl is a lotta bang for the buck…very showy results for very little yarn and time. I loved this pattern and found it very compelling. Like a good book, I am a little sad that it’s over. Having said this, I did find some errors in Chart 3 and, judging by Ravelry projects and comments, I’m not the only one. They weren’t deal breakers, but one does need a certain turn of mind to keep the eyelet pattern positioned correctly and the stitch count consistent. Can’t wait til it’s blocked. As we all know, lace always looks like the dog’s breakfast until it’s blocked.
Onward and upward. After my enjoyable distraction with Cinnamon Stone, I shall dive back into my Diana Hat & Gloves pattern. After the first sample section, I made some notes, made some changes and on to Draft 3. It’s coming along nicely, especially since the advent of “Intwined Pattern Studio” onto Mr. Mac. Changes in the blink of an eye, whole pattern sections moved with a key stroke…heaven. And no enormous graphite-y scribblings all over the house. ‘K, Good.
So! Classes! The Rosehaven newsletter was delivered Sunday afternoon for those of you who subscribe. Here’s the line-up with one or two new workshops to come for December, January and February (ie: another Sock Camp!)
Knitter’s Crash Course: Go from absolute beginner to capable knitter- no previous experience required! This intensive 8 hour workshop teaches the essential techniques you’ll need to take on new projects with confidence. You’ll learn to cast on and cast off, to knit, purl and combine stitches. You’ll learn to read a pattern and discuss yarn weights, needle sizes and other important technical things you’ll need to know.
Knitting-in-the-Round: Take your knitting skills to the next level with Knitting in the Round and open up a world of opportunity! With this two session course or Saturday workshop, you’ll learn to knit in the round using both circular and double-pointed needles.
You’ll learn basic shaping techniques while creating a super snuggly hat. You’ll also get an introduction to color work by learning to knit jog-less stripes.
Mitten Magic: If you can knit mittens, you can knit anything! In this action-packed full day workshop, you’ll learn all the magical shaping techniques required to make mittens using the versatile Magic Loop method. You’ll learn to cast on “magically”, create a gusset thumb and finish up with a nice, rounded top. Soon, you’ll be making Magic Mittens in every color and texture imaginable!
Don’t forget! We’ll be at CreativFestival this weekend! I’ll be teaching Two-at-a-Time Socks nine a.m. til noon on Sunday.