Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I have been knitting but not enough. On the needles still - the baby blanket for baby Noa, my lace scarf design using the splendid Artyarns Cashmere 2 in shades of soft pale greens and more facecloths, hats, and shawls. Of course, there are dozens of projects on the needles and many others just waiting in the wings. The big news is, of course the Ethelridge Road Knitting Salon, which has taken off with more salons and workshops and students. The first three workshops: 2KN from Israel, Crocheted Jewelry (see photo above) and the One Skein Shawl were well attended and well received. More classes and workshops are on the horizon and many new knitters in the Learn to Knit Group here too.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Knitting with strangers

I had the good fortune to spend some time last week with the remarkable Marie Irshad, founder of the original and very first knitting podcast - Knitcast. What could be more fun than to spend several hours with a fellow knitter visiting a few yarn shops. We were very taken with and taken in at The Point. We collapsed into comfy chairs at a table with some delightful knitters who welcomed us and joined us in busy chatter about current projects and the impact knitting has on our lives. It's funny to share the enthusiasm with perfect strangers who after several minutes of conversation become quick friends and fellow craftswomen. Marie and I commented how knitting had allowed us to become instant friends and share wisdom and insight on our craft and our lives.

OTN- the absolutely beautiful baby blanket from the latest Vogue Knitting. I am slowly progressing with this heirloom blanket knitted in Blue Sky Alpaca's "Silk and Alpaca" in light green. With 193 stitches per row, it moves slowly, but I am beginning to get the hang of it and I am starting to enjoy the rhythm of the design and pattern.