Wednesday, July 14, 2010
ramping up for a new set of knitting classes
I am in the process of putting together a How to Read a Knitting Pattern class. Have you ever taken one? Me neither. I'm largely self-taught, but I bet I could have saved a lot of time if I had taken such a class. Mostly for me it was borrow lots of books from the library and occasionally ask the one friend I had who knew how to knit to help me out. Backyardfeast helped me to negotiate my first pattern/lace project (which I'm to embarrassed to talk about).
Next week I'll be teaching a sock class. Teaching how to knit socks on dpns - which as I mentioned, is something I have yet to do. I'd better hurry up and get my sample sock going! I'm also rather behind on the #12socks project from Twitter. It's a Knit-along and I've been so busy with fish job (and the overdose the other day, but we're done with that now) that I haven't had much time to knit. At any rate, I'm excited that I'll have a bit more time to knit this week - for myself as well as for the classes I'll be teaching. Apparently there have been some big storms and swells offshore, which means not much fishing is happening. Good. I needed the break.
And now, a teaser: I finished a project! I'll do a proper post about this soon, but I figured since I'm (mostly) on the topic of socks, I will present to you my finished Ocean Socks!