At The Knitting Garage
Classes and ongoing private instructionsDuring this past week I met a couple of new knitters who took a lesson from me and to me it is the greatest joy and feeling of accomplishment to see them go home equipped with the knowledge of how to carry on on their own. A new knitter is born and I think of all the fun they are going to have because they took this first step of learning (shouldn't there be a bell ringing or something every time a new knitter is born?!). Not to blow my own horn, but here is part of a letter I received from Ellen: "... I'm very excited about the knitting. You teach in a way that is patient and calm (just what I need) and encouraging. It's such a nice atmosphere too."
Here is a little video of fixing one mistake she was doing at first. She didn't pull the yarn completely through the stitch on the purl side, but it was easily fixed in the next knit row:)
And Sylvia's finished very first project. She used my pattern "The simplest fingerless mitts you'll ever make" which is available on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-simplest-fingerless-mitts-youll-ever-make
3. pull through
4. pull off
It is almost like dancing the waltz with your knitting needles. And if you get muddled then it is best to re-position yourself to step one.
At HomeI finished the Aurita Shawl
|Almost done, just a few more decreases|
|layered double and blocking :)|
|a close up of the lace sections with the pretty beads|
|and the finished shawl|
|blocking the middle again for a softer curve|
I am knitting these two at the time toe-up (my favorite way to go).
I thought I started both socks at the same color sequence repeat, but soon realized that that was not so. I cut one section of yarn out from one of the balls and rejoined the yarn using the "magic knot (double knot join)": http://youtu.be/-nq_7EXTWHE
Now I am back on track making two identical socks (except for the toes).
|cutting out some yarn from one of the balls|
|back on track to have the socks look the same|