Jan, we can’t take long on this post - I still have to finish my swatches for tomorrow’s classes!
Well, Ellen, if you had done your homework earlier, you wouldn’t be in this fix. Mine are already done.
Yeah, and mom always loved you best, too. (Tough love!) But that’s ok, after the fun today I can get over that.
It was a lot of fun today. Sorry I missed the first half of Lucy Neatby’s Short Row Wizardry class. (Thanks, Delta. What do you mean you had to go hunt for a replacement tire???!) At least I caught the exciting ending. I no longer look at short rows as basic pains in the *ss. They really have utility and the Japanese method is slick!
I really like the Modified Conventional bind off she taught. Knit one, slide the stitch back onto the left hand needle, and without removing the right tip, slip it into the next stitch just like normal. Then knit them both right off the needle! So quick, so smooth.
That it keeps the bind-off loose was an added bonus, as was meeting Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen over at StevenBe’s.
Indeed. But the real fun was Cookie A, such a delightful sense of humor. And what a great collection of socks! (Steven right in the middle!) I appreciated how willing she was to just chat with everyone in the class. And I feel more confident about designing my own cables and stitch patterns after her class.
And - don’t forget the handsome men wearing knitwear. Stephen West - predicted to be the next Jared Flood on the right, Tim - Junior Fiber Executive on the left. We’re all wearing Stephen’s designs.) Bonus! Disclaimer: Neither as handsome or wonderful to me as W, but W doesn’t design as much knitwear, truth be told.
Hey - What about Jessie? She was so busy running around the shop making everyone happy today that we didn’t catch a photo of her. We’ll amend that tomorrow.
Speaking of which, I still have to go get my swatches done.
Did I mention that I have mine finished?