Fair warning.

You may be seeing a lot of Quince yarns around here this fall. I appear to have a bit of a problem.

(Chickadee in Pea Coat and Cypress.)

I’m going to try to get the next installment of fit to flatter, due Sunday, out on Saturday this weekend to better fit in with some other scheduling. The topic this time is custom sweater design. I’m both excited and sad to see the series coming to a close. (The last installment, Number 10, will be posted on Sunday, 15 August.) On one hand, I’m sad because this has been such an unexpectedly fantastic experience for me. I’m making connections with some lovely knitters and learning what’s important to me in my own design work in a way I wouldn’t have thought possible.

But on the other hand, new things! Including my very first Fit to Flatter class, on September 25th at the Purl Diva yarn shop in Brunswick, ME. Ellen has been supplying me with utterly fantastic yarn for years, and I’m very excited to work with her. Here’s the shop announcement:


Designer Amy Herzog will be teaching the concepts of her Fit To Flatter series. In this class, Amy will:

  1. Cover the principles of dressing to flatter the shape *you* have, not the shape some other person has or the shape you *think* you should have, or the shape the model in the knitting pattern seems to have…
  2. Offer personalized shape analysis in a warm group setting
  3. Apply those principles to *your* own shape in the form of knitting patterns.

Prerequisites: None

Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Fee: $40

Class Size: Maximum of 6

Materials: Please come wearing (or willing to change into) well-fitted clothes because Amy will be taking pictures! Bring along a selection of patterns you love, feel unsure about, or want analyzed. If you’re willing to share them with others, please bring along a selection of your hand-knits, as well.

Exciting, eh? And I think it’s nearly sold out already, so if you’d like to join us be sure to give Ellen a call! I’m really looking forward to wherever this road takes me.

14 thoughts on “Fair warning.

  1. I’ve got enough stash to keep me busy for the next 3 years, but I slipped and bought a few Quince skeins yesterday. (Two of Chickadee in Marsh, one of Lark in Pomegranate.) I needed something to get me through the last month of summer vacation. 😉

  2. I’ve been enjoying the series. Congratulations on your new venture–well-deserved!

  3. Congrats on the class!

    I’ve been following the series and love it. If you’re ever in Seattle, I’m sure we could find a LYS who would be willing to offer the class (if you want).

  4. Congrats on the class! Hoping for something down towards Roanoke 🙂

  5. I wish I could take your class! But I’m on the other coast…


  6. You slay me with your Quince Chickadee colors! The names are perfect. I think it’s a nice problem to have. 🙂

  7. those colors are GORGEOUS. I may need to drive up to Purl Diva sometime just to see these yarns….

  8. OMG! Tell me when you are taken the class on the road! This is THE class I have been looking for!

    And those yarns. Are you trying to kill me?

  9. Oh, man, I hope this road takes you in the direction of Chicago. I would be SO DOWN for this class.

  10. I hope your dream comes true Amy.I wish you good luck with your first class. Thanks for your instalments.

  11. Congratulations on the first class. I hope it does well!

  12. Have you knit up the Quince & Co yet? What do you think of it? I’m curious about how it compares to other yarns, specifically the St Denis Nordique (not sure if you’ve ever used that before). I’m dying to try it myself!!

  13. I just received my fisrt Quince & Co yarn (Puffin, storm) and I absolutely LOVE it!!! It is so incredibly smooth and “squishy” and is quickly becoming one of my favorite yarns to work with.

  14. I’ve already signed up for the class at Purl Diva and I’m so excited. I’ve been following along with the series and was thrilled to see you’ll be teaching it here and I just couldn’t pass up the this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to meeting you next month!

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