I have been remiss about keeping all of you apprised of my knitting activity! I have been working on the Fiesta Friendship Shawl for so very long now that it is no longer exciting, to me or to you! I could probably have completed at least a handful of individual socks by now, though who's keeping track of yardage... certainly not me:) There are still about two dozen diamonds to put in place before I can start on the finish row of gobs of triangles.... it'll be awhile yet!
I am teaching two knitting classes at Fibers this fall: a Christmas Stocking class that covers a multitude of skills over three sessions, and a class next Saturday morning teaching some of those modular skills. I will show how to make a basic double-decrease diamond, how to connect two diamonds, and how to make a filler triangle, as well as discuss the range of possibilities that opens up to the creative patchwork knitting artist. There's still time to enroll by calling (530)272-9276.
The sample Christmas stocking I am working on will be for baby Odessa, of course... and features bands of fair isle representing candles and an intarsia snowman in the middle. Lots of fun techniques are covered in this three-part class. The first covered the color knitting, and last night's covered turning a heel. I promise to post a photo very soon, as mine is past the heel now and heading towards the toe. The kits our students are using, from Bully Woolies, feature the rustic Bartlett yarns I used to use to make boot socks for DH 15 or more years ago... nice rugged wool that is making me kinda nostalgic.
My problem with pictures stems from how short the day length is these days, and how my work days have gotten longer... I do want to share a photo of a very cute baby set I finished last month, just in time, as you will see! Here's Odessa, who just turned 2 months old on Sunday, looking very pretty, of course!