Saturday, February 21, 2009

Purple Rain, Purple Rain

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As a follow-up to the Elsebeth Lavold class I took at the Nordic Heritage Museum a few weeks ago, I started a pattern that she put together as part of her exhibit there. I bought the pattern from the gift shop, stopped on the way home to pick up the yarn (Silky Wool, of course), and finished this up earlier in the week. It's a fairly narrow neckwarmer, and as you can see it doubles as an earwarmer (which is easier to self photograph, too). Very straightforward pattern, and a good project to demo the Viking cables without committing to a big sweater. It took about half a skein of Silky Wool, which may leave me with enough to make the matching cuffs that were in the last Nordic Knitting Conference booklet. Although I'm also anxious to work on some socks that I started right after the Lucy Neatby class at Madrona, and to finish up some other projects so I can use tubular bindoff I learned in Jean Wong's class. Too many projects, too little time . . .

Speaking of knitting classes / events / socks, I'm assuming that everyone who lands here as heard about this:

Sock Summit 2009

If you haven't heard (or if you haven't already seen the instructor list that was posted earlier this week), go there now and read all about it. Seriously. I'm already getting worried that I won't get into any classes, or that all of the teachers I'd like to take classes from will be teaching at the exact same time, or that I will get into some classes but be woefully underqualified. Or that I'll have to steady my nerves with vodka-based drinks, which will limit my learning potential. But I'm trying to think positive . . .

3 comments:

tiennie said...

That's very cute! The sock summit sounds fun - and so close to me. Really considering going.

Heather said...

I'll be at the Summit, and I have the same fears that you do, except for the vodka part. I'll use red wine to steady my nerves.

AllyB said...

Hey! My LYS owner Lorilee Beltman is teaching classes at Sock Summit this year and all of us who hang out at City Knitting in GR are really geeked about it. I'm jealous that you get to be there.