I’ve swung into high gear preparing for the Machine Knitting Class “5 Scarves in 5 Days” at the Haliburton School of The Arts.
One whole week with a group of students, in a wonderfully creative setting!
In the meantime, I have been knitting some blankets for the local hospital. I thought I’d share the photos of those blankets!
As a “machine” knitter, I often get told that I am”cheating”.
My response is usually “It’s another WAY of knitting.”
Around the world, there are many different ways people knit, hold their yarn, hold their needles. In the end, we are all looking for a similar result.
As a knitting , crochet and machine knitting instructor, I notice that no one method of holding yarn and needles works for everyone, and it is important for me to know a few different ways to show students, until I find the method that suits each individual student.
While my personal preference is “Continental” knitting, I also enjoy Portuguese Knitting for my purl rows.
Here is a very interesting way of casting on a very sturdy edge.
Who’s going to give this a try?
Might have to wait for the weather to get a bit warmer……..
How important is it? I’ve talked about it a lot with machine knitters, who really don’t have an excuse for not swatching, since it is so quick on the machine.
Here is a great post about how knitting needles made of different materials, affect your knitting!
And to add to the information, different colors of the same yarn, swatch differently as well.
Well, we can only hope that Mother Nature co-operates, and Spring is really on it’s way.
In the meantime, I have posted Rainbow Studio Times on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7:00 pm to 9:30pm, excluding holiday Mondays.
Please email or call to book your spot!
I am very excited to be offering a new course at the Haliburton School of the Arts this summer.
This course will run the week of August 11 to 15, 2014.
Check out the information at the Fleming College Web Site, and plan to join me for a fun week!
April 11-13, 2014 at the Fern Resort.
Check out our web site, and join us for a fun weekend this spring.
Wake up in Stitches!!!
Get a start on Christmas projects, or just finish works in progress, in machine knitting, crochet, or hand knitting.
I’ll supply as much “expert” help and advice as I can.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon and/or 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
Monday, November 18, 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon and/or 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
Friday, November 29, 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon and/or 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
Email or call to book your spot for each Rainbow Studio Time you wish to attend, up to 24 hours in advance.
Come once, come often! Let’s get stitching!