Thursday, June 14, 2007

Holy Cow!

Oh dear, I can't believe its been so long since I've posted. I've been keeping up on my personal blog and I wonder sometimes if I should just combine them, but as a mom of 5 with a fairly packed life, there's a lot of non-knitting stuff in the other account. So, I'll post here when I can and keep trying to add more content. Teaching is great right now. I taught the moebius lace class on Saturday. As I expected, the cast-on took most of the time, but I was, as usual, impressed by the pluck and determination of the students. I taught the two principle methods for making a moebius from the inside out to the edges. This is instead of the EZ method of making a strip and grafting together with a half-twist. The demo with the strips of paper went well, and I think it helped show where the cast on would be located in the finished piece.
Inspired by a private lesson, I started and finished a lovely lace shrugg for Sara out of Sunsette-a really nice cabled rayon-synthetic blend. It turned out great. She wore it the next day. I am thinking of making one for my neice Beth while she's here. She might be able to use it out in Arizona.
I finished teaching the socks on two circs class last night. It was delightful. I came home and got my first demo sock done and started the other while watching Music and Lyrics, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. It was cute and made good background for knitting.
I've also completed a baby blanket out of nice, unmercerized cotton from Bernat that came in giant 14 oz skeins. I used the good old Encore 8 hour checkerboard pattern that I can do from memory. I have another one on the needles in a smaller checkerboard pattern. I have also begun making booties for the many expected babies in my church community. I have been using several different patterns. My favorite so far is this one from Knitty. Pictures will be forthcoming.