Stitches

I don’t quite know what to say about the weekend.  The wool fumes got to me somethin’ fierce.  I should have brought reinforcements to help me manage the market place.  The colors and fibers and crush of people really disoriented me.  But I generally don’t do well in crowded areas.

Anyway, the Crazy Quilt Knitting class was pretty cool.

We made little quilt squares, which I have not figured out how to use yet.

With all of the instruction and talking in the class, it was difficult to count for lace pieces.  I added this simple eyelet pattern towards the end, when it was reasonably quiet and I could focus better.

There is supposed to be embellishments all over the place, but I haven’t quite had time for it.  It’s a miracle I have the time to write this post right now.

This was the sampler that Myra Wood used.  It’s four squares in the same angled pattern that we did in class.  It’s a great size, and the Noro mixes beautifully.

This is a tunic that Myra made, which is absolutely stunning.  You can see the embroidered detail along each line.  It is really inspiring! It makes me want to get a book of applique and embroidery so I can do that to all of my stuff.  Speaking of, this 6 hour class followed by a weekend at the renfair has left me with a million-bajillion ideas for how to utilize this technique.  I have several projects that I have begun stashing yarn for, and when I get some down time (in like…November!) I will be making templates and beginning these projects.

I must say, Myra, this class exceeded my expectations.  There are so many interesting things you can with this technique, and so many things I never would have thought of.  I need more hours in my day to accomplish everything!!

When I was leaving the conference center, I saw this fun van and had to stop my car to photograph it for you:

Dear Van Owner:

You rock my socks!

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