As a belated 40th birthday gift, I had the pleasure of taking 3 knitting classes this weekend with the wonderful Sally Melville. She was kind, generous, and a wonderful encyclopedia of knitting knowledge. I am now ready to tackle knitting with more than one color (at the same time, on the same row) which most of us know as Fair Isle, though this is not true Fair Isle, so I learned this weekend. I also now know what to do with the leftover balls, hanks, and skeins from those long finished projects.
My son had to be scientist of the week today at his Kindergarten class. We decided to dye yarn in the crock pot to show that wool will take the color and acrylic will not. His class was fascinated and loved every minute of it. The purple hat is my first crock pot dyed yarn. It turned out quite well I think. I can't wait to work up the orange we dyed today.
I am very excited to announce the first ever SCHOLARSHIP for the First Ever South East Men’s Knitting Retreat!
Just a short note about our first retreat. I have been planning in between working (school just started back and we are having our second 3 day weekend). We only have about 3-4 spaces left, and need to go ahead and get them filled so that I can give final numbers to the retreat center (book another cabin) and to our donors. PM me here or on Ravelry (same ID) for more info or to reserve your space! Hope to see you there!
For those of you who may skip the top of the page, we only have 5-7 places left to comfortably place men at our Retreat. Let me know if you are interested or check the entry at the top of the page!
Several months ago I was asked to teach beginning knitting at a new craft store in my area. The class went well and I was hoping to get a few gigs there occasionally.
Hey, Just wanted to show you guys some of what has been going on with me. I have been trying to publish patterns that I have been working on. I just got the most recent one uploaded to Ravelry.
Just in case you did not see at the top of the page , I have posted new info at Ravelry for the South East Men's Knitting Retreat.
Just posted more info at the Men's Knitting Retreat Group (SEMKR Forum) on Ravelry. Has price breakdown and links. PM me here or on Rav.
Just a couple of pictures of my latest FO for my daughter. I call it the Rainbow Ribbon Shrug.