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I have been finishing projects. Yeah!!!

Here they are:

 Cloche Enough/Chemo Hat by Debbie Anne & Susan Ann

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Slogging Through the Sweater

I have a project that I am having to push through right now. You know those longer projects that are exciting to start. Fun to figure out. But then about half way through you hit the wall. The project goes into a very simple pattern repeat, 5x1 rib pattern, that seems to go on forever! 

Agatha is that project right now,

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Skill + 1up 

This post is Day 2 of the knit and crochet blog week.

Today's Topic: Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. 2kcbwday2

As a knitting teacher I feel like I am always on the fast track of learning and perfecting skills. My students keep me moving forward at a fast pace. They are forever finding new things they want to learn to do and I can never say no. 

Last year we did a year of "color" and I had classes for fair-isle, 

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We are starting the "Great American Aran Afghan" knit-a-Long this week. We are going to try to do a block every 3 or 4 weeks. These are squares that you can join into a full size afghan, or a smaller lap blanket, or a few pillows. This project can be as big or as small as you want it to be and to be done at your own rate so no pressure! 

The first block this month is "Carol Adams". It is one of the easier ones. I am going to ease everyone in slowly. 

Most of us are using Berocco Vintage (worsted). I love this yarn. It knits up so nice, feels squishy and is washable. The price is right too. 

Join us!! If you can't start this month start as soon as you can. 

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Lot's of Knitting Going On. 

2 sweaters, 1 shawl, 1 cable beret, 1 cabel scarf, 1 pair of 2 at a time socks, 1 pair of sheep cuffs, 1 square from the GAAAAAAAA.  

Wow no wonder I feel like I am spinning!!

Finished projects first, makes me feel better. 

Mara Shawl   Rav Link


Here she is blocking on an insulation board. The are cheep and have a plastic film on one side. Just really big!

Mara was done with stash yarns.

The garter section is Colinette Jitterbug color Dusk, I just love the colors in this.
The purple section is koigue and
the green is Louet opal.

I tried to do this in a solid color but just couldn't do it. Too boring? But loved making this version.  

Daybreak by Stephen West

One of the hostest new desighner out there. He has a real architechule sense to his designs. 

Yarn: The dark brown is shabui knits sock and the green is crystal palace mini mochi in fren.  
Needle: size 4

Again I used stash yarns. The shabui I had started another project with so I didn't have quiet a full skein and I was running out at the end so the bottom brown section is shorter then the pattern. I decided to use the green of the mini mochi I had left to bind it off with. I really like the green on the edge.

Fun fun knit.  


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Busy with Knitting Classes

The knitting classes are filling! Yeah!!

A couple of the classes are already closed and a few more are almost full. I am so happy and knitting like a mad women. 

Good thing I love to knit, right?

I have finished the Gretel Beret. This was a really nice pattern. Ysolda's patterns are well written and easy to follow. I love this beret and plan on wearing it often!

I have almost finished Mara. I knit this from my stash. I used jitterbug for the gater stitch section. I found some purple sock yarn but it was very light weight so I doubled it for the 1x1 rib. I have a cone of louet opal, 100% merino, in green. I think it is more of a sport weight so I used it single. I love the way it is turning out. It is a bit on the smaller size but I find that I use smaller shawls quiet often so it will get good use. 

This weekend I am starting Agatha. This pattern has you knit the front lace panel first so that is what I will be doing before the class starts on the 22nd. I am using Elsebeth Lavold silky wool, also from my stash. It is a rusty brown color. Hard to get it to show up on the picture right. 

I hope I love it!

As Brenda Dane from Cast On would say:

Knit, Knit like the wind!


Knitting Classes

I am starting to put together the class options for the spring. There is always a lot of "gnashing of teeth" during this time, and I have the dental bill to prove it. 

There are so many options! I not only have to narrow it down to a manageable number but pick the classes that people are going to want to take. 

Anyone good at reading a crystal ball? 
Yeah, me neither. 

So I do the next best thing. I create a survey and send it out to my mailing list. By doing this I take a lot of the choice out of my hands and into theirs. So far this has worked pretty well. 

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