Fall Knitting and Teaching
The start of cold weather means the genesis of a new knitting season.
I've had a great month: teaching at the Nordic Knitting conference and a smaller conference here near home. I've taught some new knitters and I've taught some new spinners as teaching older knitters some more difficult techniques.
I've finished up a group of Christmas presents, and a project for the Spring 2017 Love of Knitting magazine. I can't post pictures of those, yet. So... here's a hat for a friend's daughter. She is in (her first) semester at a boarding school in Vermont.
Today, I hope to finish knitting the body of a vest I started six years ago. I rediscovered it about 2 weeks ago and put it in the queue. I had stalled on it after two days of knitting in November 2010, because I had a sizable mistake in the fair isle pattern measuring about one inch by two inches. I had the option of ripping out five rows, or dropping 8 stitches four rows down. Well, six years later, I chose the later. It took about one hour to correct (well, an hour and six years) and I was on my way.
It is a deep V, steeked, two-color argyle vest by Eunny Jang. The pattern is so clever! I'll have some pictures later, but first I must knit the last four rows...