Feels like forever since I have posted. It is the longest time since I have started blogging. The TKGA conference was fabulous and I learned so much about designing, finishing and technical tips. I was very focused on what would help me for the Masters, but for fun I took a class on Bavarian Twisted Stitches and that was great. My swatches are working their way home via the USPS so hopefully I'll have them and some wonderful additions to my stash soon.
I am feeling much more confident about designing the sweater - how to shape it and make it fit. You can see I have one sleeve done and one in the works. While I'm confident about how to make it fit, I'm still playing with the cable lay out on the back and also the edging for the cardigan fronts. I took a great class on sweater design where we all got measured. Not a single person in there was the size they thought they were! What does that tell you about women and their body issues?
Masters Day was terrific and I learned a lot. I thought I was done all of my swatches but there are about 5 that they want me to redo and probably another 3 that I want to redo now, because I know I can do better. Lots of work to do.
For great inspiration, head over to Tami's. It will be late tonight before I have time to check them out. I feel disconnected now and need to get plugged back in.
Have a great day!