Friday, September 14, 2012

Finished Object Friday and Update from Reno

The Knit and Crochet Show is terrific.  I'm not a big gambling person so being in Reno at a casino is just a place to have great knitting classes.  I have no idea how many people are here, but there are some really terrific knitters.

Master's Day was a success.  We had 50 people and 11 committee members.  I met everyone who reviewed my level three and several other committee members I didn't know.  Watching Binka and Mary review swatches was an education!  There were some very good knitters working their way through the program.

I took Candace Eisner Strick's Strick-ly Sock knitting class and learned how to do a toe up sock where the toe and the heel are worked flat.  You can see my lovely toe here.  I need to get Candace's book to make sure I have it down, but I'm feeling more confident.  I also bought amazing silk and merino hand dyed sock yarn from Redfish Dyers to encourage me to follow through.

I took a class from Laura Ferson on Scandinavian trims.  She is a lovely person and had great samples.  My sample is not so lovely but I really like the single color trim.  Mine is the white, black and red.



I'm taking three classes from Gwen Bortner, who is amazing.  First was a class on jacket fabrics.  Amazing ideas for using hand dyed, multi-tonal yarns (which has always confused me) and using a stash.  I picked very distinct colors of red, grey and white to bring to class and while it was very different from her work, I am thrilled with how it turned out.  The difference between the top and bottom are the order in which the colors are worked.

And I did finish my sweater and the pattern is almost done.  Here is the sneak peak.  I haven't decided what to do with the pattern yet.                                                                                                                                                                               Have a great Friday.   I have no classes today, have to catch up on some work hopefully and will help out with the fashion shows today.  Tomorrow is a big class day so good to rest the brain.  out Tami's and Wisdom begins in Wonder for lots of inspiration.   Have a great weekend.                                                                           


  1. Glad to hear you are having fun! It must be incredible to be surrounded by so many talented knitters! The preview of your sweater design looks pretty fantastic!

  2. Wowza, that was a lot of learning and projects. Love the trim samples. Looks like you got a lot of great info from all of the classes.

  3. Always something new to try - that is one thing I love about knitting.

  4. I love the red/white/grey sample! That's so pretty!

    If you (or anyone else!) is interested, I have a giveaway on my blog right now for a custom dyed skein of yarn!

    1. Thanks so much. I just checked out your blog and the yarn. Those are fantastic colors! I'm crossing my fingers.