Monday, June 25, 2007

Jerusalem Workshop

Here I was in the heart of country, in the heart of the city doing what I love best. Sharing my love of knitting with a score of eager knitters. Eager for inspiration and anxious to knit outside the box, welcoming new ideas, new fibers, new shaping, new colors, new stitches all at once - Taking the plain and transforming it to urbane and sophisticated. What an enthusiastic group. Starved for the most part of the yarns, tools and patterns we take for granted, yet these were not boring knitters and the effect of a group of knitters together here in Israel's capital was no small feat. Many travelled far and stayed out late to be in this cocoon of fiber fanatics soaking up ideas and inspiration. I loved being among them listening to their stories - inspiring --- and being inspired by them.

Back to the Blog

Its been months since I have posted. So much to say, so little to time to post. A whirlwind trip to Israel, Belgium and France. Lots of knitting, a great knitting workshop in Jerusalem and an exploration of the knitting scene in both Brussels and Paris. Lots of creative energy is flowing. Lots of knitting getting started and sometimes finished too. TNNA, the Knitting Salons, Yarn Market News articles and more.

I started and restarted the One Skein Shawl from the Knitters' Review Magazine on April 12. I finally decided with some help from my friend Linda to change to size 13 needles and it took off, but the real beauty is the yarn and the blocking. Using Artyarns divine Silk Rhapsody in shades of rich peachy pink, this spectacular shawl came to life after blocking. Soft, drapey and comfy, it is a delight to wear, a simple and elegant shawl. I made it bigger than the pattern calls for, there is more than enough yarn on a skein.