Friday, October 12, 2007

Greeting from Charm City!

Having fun at Stitches, Hon. Two great classes so far. Pardon the quick and dirty photos.

Lorna Miser, founder of Lorna’s Laces, taught us how to knit a set in sleeve from the top down. Krista, that means NO SEAM.

stitches1 - sleeve
Teeny sleeve swatch - Very Cool

Cables. Melissa Leapman, author of last year’s Cables Untangled, and a wonderful, enthusiastic, funny teacher, had us fly through swatches for

stitches2 - drop stitch cable
A Drop Stitch Cable

stitches3 - cable and lace
Lace making a cable cross

stitches4 - cable lace vee neck
Leaf Lace Cable as part of vee neck shaping. Easiest to see the leaf on the right side

stitches5 - two color cable
The coolest! Two color stranded cables!

Met up with Mary at the Wharf Rat and enjoyed the sunshine and warm (not hot) afternoon.

Tomorrow, Fair Isle Knitting.

The Market is AMAZING! I bought qiviut and cashmere. It’s quality, not quantity that counts!