11.25.2008

Undulating Waves Workshop at Crazy for Ewe

Last weekend I traveled down to Crazy for Ewe in Leonardstown, MD to teach my Undulating Waves pattern to a room full of 20 wonderful knitters.

Crazy for Ewe workshop

It was my first time teaching this pattern to more than 6 people at a time and it went wonderfully once I got over being nervous!!! I started everyone off working just one repeat of the pattern without the beads, once they understood how the lace chart worked, they then got to start incorporating the beads, once they had success with that, they frogged and starting the whole scarf. Most people made it into a rpt or two of the scarf before they quit for the day. It was wonderful to see knitters of many different styles slowly understand the pattern, the AHHH moment was a joy to behold!

Crazy for Ewe Workshop

Ellen, the owner of Crazy for Ewe, treated us all perfectly with scones and coffee to start off the day, and quiche, rolls and salad for lunch, and even fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up. I even got to do a little showing off with my new designs at the end of the class. It was great fun, and Ellen and I are already in conversation about a possible class for next summer!

Crazy for Ewe Trunk Show

I am currently teaching a class on my Abrazo at Knitting Etc in Ithaca, I'll try to get all the girls together and get a pic of them with their vests on!

11.11.2008

On your mark, get set, go!

Omigosh, this has been the longest process getting this website up and running; I can't believe how long it has taken! I am LUCKY to have fallen in love with someone who could set it all up for me, but that meant I had to be okay with the design first. I am a picky designer so finally after months, many helpful opinions from friends near and far (thankyou-- you know who you are!), it is ready to go!

Please let me know if there is anything you think could run more smoothly; it is a work in progress, and feedback only helps things be the best they can be!

Amidst all this website design I have been knitting, of course! I've got A LOT up my sleeve!

Circulate, my latest beaded design is a moebius shoulder cowl, done in a garter stitch lace pattern with beads incorporated on the border. After it's grafted into a moebius, you then attach a beaded i-cord all the way around the edge of the whole piece. This scarf is a quickie to knit up, much less "fiddly" than the undulating waves scarf!

Circulate Back

My second new design is Hover. Hover is done with one skein of Schaefer's Helene, one of my favorite yarns of theirs to knit! It's a worsted weight single ply wool/silk that is pure luxury to work with. The stitch pattern for Hover is unique with double yo's and dropped wraps that create beautiful texture and movement throughout the scarf. This is a great quickie for holiday presents!

Hover Scarf

I've got socks on my needles, out of Schaefer's newest yarn, Nichole, which hasn't been released yet! And a fabulous mock t-neck tank in Susan, which I am currently obsessed with seeing knit up in Heather too. I'll tell you more about these new patterns later! Oh, and another beaded wonder in Susan, stay tuned, you won't be disappointed : )