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Norah Gaughan Weekend Retreat in Vermont

My LYS is bring Norah Gaughan to Vermont for the weekend of September 19-21,
2014. I guess they had a couple of last minute cancellations. She is probably
one of my favorite knitters and I've knitted a few of her items. I'm trying
to attend but I need to move one thing so not sure if I'll make it. I thought

Colormatic Cowl

The rep was at my LYS and she had done this scarf. I instantly fell in love
with it. While she was in the back getting something out of her car I tried
it on and took a pic. SOOOO nice on me. I even loved the colors she had
picked out so I decided to be a copy cat. I don't care I love this thing. I
did such an excellent job of my partner proceeded to steal it from me as soon

Finished the 17th Century Undershirt

I love the look of this shirt and was instantly attracted to it when I saw it in the Knitting Tradition magazine. I wanted to make it bigger then the pattern...Well I succeed in that. I made it to big for me which of course delighted my partner. It's to big for him but looks "comfy" instead of ridiculous. He doesn't care as long as he gets to something I made. I knitted a herringbone stitch at the bottom as a hem but realized it was pulling the yarn and making it pucker which turned it into a 17th Century Blouse. So I ripped it out and just kept w/ the original pattern.

Knitted Necklace

My first jewelry and bead project. I used Lion Brand steel/wool and glass beads from the local bead store in VT. I also picked up Toho Shoji magnetic clasp and metal rings. I love this project so much I went to Habu Textiles and bought three more yarn choices and some semi-precious beads, etc (in NYC). The LYS in VT loved it so much they want me to teach a knitting w/ beads class.

$4.00 Clearance Sale

The LYS store (The Knitting Studio Montpelier, VT) had all their clearance yarn on sale for $4.00......ALL YARN $4.00!!! Still thinking I should of bought more. Still have a few more days to decide if I want/need any more items. Not sure what else will be left.

Cable Knit Wrap & Hat

I finished (almost) a wrap and hat for my grandmother. She says shawls are for old ladies so I have to call it a wrap...which it is so it's all good. I'm in love w/ this yarn Filatura Lanarota Alpaca Cloud. I bought a bag of ten for $30 at Smiley's Manhattan Sale. I love it so much I might actually take the subway out to Woodhaven just to pick up some more. I still need to find buttons and fix a mistake I made on the button hole. The hat was to big but it fits me well enough so I'll take it. I've already started another hat but smaller.