Friday, April 17, 2009

We've all heard that Knitting is the new Yoga. The CBS Early Show did a segment on Knitting for Your Health. You can view it here. But, of course, we already knew all about the health benefits. Especially when you have to rip that sucker out for the 18th time. Verrrry relaxing.
Well, so there were errors in the Botanica Medallion pattern. Folks were emailing me on Ravelry with corrections -- so glad I didn't have to figure it all out myself. I emailed Shiri Mor, the designer of said pattern and she not only sent me corrections, but has agreed to come to the shop as part of our Botanica KAL. She will be here on Thursday, May 7th at 6 pm. Hope you can all come. Here are some pix of progress on the Botanica. The turquoise color is by Gwen - we all know that she knits in her sleep, mine is next and then Amy's.

I must say that I had to rip it out a few times, but once I really got going, it is coming along quite nicely and I am really enjoying this pattern. Love working with the yarn I chose -- Rowan Purelife Organic cotton -- very soft and drapey. I was wondering how the outer ring was going to fit around the medallion. This is a very clever pattern as one side of the pattern is longer than the other. Can't wait to see how it fits together!
Dori finished the Adult Surprise jacket for her mom. Dori is an airline pilot who gets up at 5 am and knits for at least one hour in the morning. She really got this done relatively quickly. You can imagine what it's like to knit a row of over 300 stitches. It would take me close to an hour!

Woolbearers is having a KAL for EZ's Seamless Yoke Sweater. We have all almost gotten to the fairisle yoke part of the sweater. Kristen cheated a little. She wanted to do the fairisle on the bottom part of the sweater and she came away with gorgeous results. The pattern is done with Rowan Tapestry -- looks like she used many different colors, but it's all one yarn. I just love it. You can see the beginning of the fairisle pattern on my sweater and Marinel is almost finished with hers.

Joanna crocheted this lovely scarf, called Luna lovegood out of Lorna's Laces sock yarn (say that 5 times fast).
Speaking of Yoga -- Woolbearers is having a Yoga for Knitters class starting on May 30th. See our website for more detail.

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