Friday, March 30, 2007

What was she thinking?

Melissa Mathay did the Little Box of Sweaters which was all very classic designs. She has a new book coming out and What Was She Thinking?

I saw a program selection in TKGA's Cast Off mag that was built on a similar question and that is our program for Tuesday night. I have boxes of knitting that I did over the years. Some of it isn't the best quality because I was learning, but some is just plain ugly. I have lived through decades of fashion--go-go boots, paper dresses, every style of blue jean imaginable--but that's no excuse for some of the things I tried.

Well, I always say I learn more from failure than from success. I must be really smart.

I finished teaching my first beginner class in years last night. Six wonderful women who have started this journey and will continue it I believe. They seemed to have fun and be eager. Most bought some yarns to make some scarves or towels to practice their new skills. I love to see new knitters when they begin to believe they will really be able to do this. Invited them all to guild and hope they will come.

My April beginners class is half full, so maybe there are still some folks out there who want to learn. Maybe we can start another knitting boom.

OTN, the Stitch Diva sweater which needs sleeves, a lace shawlette which has a knitted on lace border (I much prefer to knit that border as I go; something I discovered with this pattern.) and yet another new sock design. This one uses an Estonia button stitch. I'm getting more interested in Estonian knitting. I've taken classes from both Merike Saarnit and Nancy Bush, so this is a belated effect of that.

Still some good books for sale and gobs of good magazines.

1 comment:

turtlegirl76 said...

I like the middle one, the hoodie. It's alright. But that first one? Hello boobies!