Monday, March 02, 2009

Old Friends. Everyone who knits these days has joined Ravelry, or at least they ought to. I finally gave in and joined Facebook, thinking I would find some of my old college friends. Instead, I found gals that I was friends with in 7th grade. Yes, we all went to high school together, but I don't remember high school. It's all a big blur now. But I do remember 6th and 7th grade. We got together last weekend, since Nancy was flying in to town to see her mom. It was so wonderful to see them -- I hadn't seen any of them in over 40 years! We talked for hours. I can't wait to get together again. Nancy asked me about how to teach her mom to knit who is a lefty. I told her that I teach lefties to knit continental and that usually works. If anyone has other ideas, I'd love to hear them. I had to leave a little early to see my 90-year old Dad. Of course, he had to wear his Woolbearers hat.
On Saturday, we had a few classes going on. In my last post, you couldn't hardly see what the felted entrelac gals were knitting. Well, this week -- most of them finished their bags and are waiting to felt them..

I love the fact that everyone used such different color combinations. Even though they used the same pattern, each bag looks completely different.

Judy finally finished her first pair of socks. These may also be her last!
Here, is one of Tola's latest creations. She double stranded some Diamusee Fine with Cascade Heritage. Great socks!

Robin finished her Adult Surprise Jacket -- guess which entrelac bag is hers.

Harriet loves to knit sweaters for Stanley and he loves showing them off. This one is made out of Knit One, Crochet Too's Linus.

New Kauni Colors on Cones and in skeins

New sock kits from Mountain colors -- one skein of Bearfoot and a sock pattern.
New bags from Betz Designs


Mockingbird said...

Re knitting lefty--most of us righties hold the left needle still (relatively) and use the right needle to do all the work. I think a lot of lefties find it easier to let the left needle do more moving--same stitch, just a little different motion. Hope this makes sense!
Chris K

woolbearers said...

Thanks, Chris -- I'll pass the info along

Loren Gaffin said...

I hope you offer the felted entrelac bag class in the spring. I missed out on it this winter. It looks very interesting and I have the perfect yarn for the bag.