Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekend Knitting

Hi, Knitters,

I am excited to announce that I am teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014. I am only going to be there that one day, not for the whole weekend. I am teaching a morning and an afternoon class and I am doing a one-hour lecture at noon! I hope to see you in my classes or lecture or all three! 

As we head into this busy family-filled weekend I have a couple of fun projects to work on. I am winding up three hanks of Quince & Co. Finch in the Winesap colorway to begin working on Paula Emons-Fuessle's beautiful shawl pattern called Gill's Rock. I'm going to use US size 6, 32-inch circulars to knit the shawl. This should be a good fit. I am anxious to get going.

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Let me know if you are knitting any of Paula's shawls this summer. I have heard that many of you are and that's so much fun. Paula's patterns are so crystal clear, it makes for very relaxing and enjoyable knitting. 

The Gill's Rock pattern calls for two skeins of Finch, which is a fingering weight, but I have three skeins sitting in my stash. I think I will make it bigger or maybe add a slight ruffle or something to use up the yarn. The Winesap colorway is the most beautiful shade of red I have seen. It is near perfection with just the right amount of brightness and depth. I love the color red so much, especially when it is just right.

I have finished one of my sister's birthday socks. She has tiny and narrow feet, US women's size 5. I started the cuff with 60 stitches and then continued decreasing on the gusset to 56 stitches for the foot. I want her to try the finished sock on before I get started on the second sock. I have my fingers crossed that it will fit. 

The yarn is Madtosh Sock and I think it is incredibly beautiful. I really love it and it is kind of a nice break from all of the stripy and patterned socks I have been knitting lately. The first sock seemed to fly off my needles so quickly and easily. I believe this is the Baltic colorway but I can't find the tag. I purchased this skein at Knitty City in NYC on a book tour when my sister was with me a few years ago so that makes it extra good!

The project bag is from LoveSockWool and it is a good one. Click here for LoveSockWool on Etsy! 

Have a super weekend. What are you going to knit this weekend? Make it something fun!
best, susie