Resurfacing

Thank you so much, all, for the lovely comments on Seamair. It’s so wonderful and exciting to see people react well to something one has done. Speaking of, thanks to all of my students and their part in making the Fit to Flatter classes such a huge success, as well. I’d not realized how incredibly rewarding running these classes would be. It’s such a tremendously fun experience!

Last weekend’s class at The Creative Stitch was no exception. First off, the store is lovely, with lots of delectable fiber to tempt the senses. But my students couldn’t have been better or more supportive of one another, too! A great experience all around. I’ve talked with the owner more, and it looks like I’ll be headed back there every few months, so if this location works for you you’ll see me there again some time in the spring!

Tomorrow I’ll be back in Maine, this time at Knit Wit in Portland. Not only is this yet another great shop, it happens to also be the Quince and Co. flagship shop; I used their Osprey yarn for Seamair and may have to pick up more of it to fiddle around with. It’s fabulous, fabulous stuff.

Finally, there are still a few spots left in my classes at Stitches with Style in Newark, Delaware on the 4th and 5th of December. DC/Baltimore/Philadelphia knitters take note! Newark seems centrally located to all of these metropolitan areas, so don’t miss out on your chance to take a class this year. This will be my last class until at least January (and I probably won’t be traveling for classes again until March), so if this location works for you I urge you to sign up soon. It’s the first class I’m traveling for, and I’m both nervous and excited about it. I travel a lot for my day job, but somehow it’s different when I’m doing it for the knitting classes.

Of course there has been knitting progress, too! Vestvember is upon us once again. My yarn arrived a little late for a 1 November cast-on:

(Naturally, the resident yarn-thief needed to get in on this action.) Glorious, glorious Madelinetosh Tosh DK, in the new “Moorland” colorway. I urge you to purchase some immediately. It is a luscious and heady color. With such materials, I quickly made up for lost time:

I struggled with this design for a little while but it seems to be going smoothly now. Although the trim on the bottom is rolling–if blocking doesn’t take care of it, I’ll have to line the hem with some ribbon I think. Have any of you done this before? Any tips or tricks for working with it?

After quite a monogamous stretch of projects, I now have four on the needles. One is secret and I can’t talk about it, one is the lovely red sweater I started at Rhinebeck, one is the above vest, and the other is out of Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

Which I completely adore. I know. I know! Me and bulky yarn! But it’s working nicely so far.

9 thoughts on “Resurfacing

  1. Pretty, pretty! I have only once used ribbon as a stabilizer, and it worked out OK. I’m a lousy seamstress, but I just pinned it down and sewed it on by hand. My stitches are messy, but it serves its purpose. It makes for a pretty sight when the hems turn, too! Man, with that color, you have such a range of ribbon options, too. Moorland is amazing.

  2. That Mad Tosh is AMAZING. You are creating well-dressed and well-fitted knitters up and down the East Coast — YAY!!

  3. You should see if you can travel to the west coast for next year’s Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Or. I would love to take a class from you, and our LYS was featured in VogueKnitting a couple of issues ago! It’s a great place. We’d love to see you!
    Also, your vest edge is inspiring! and yes the color is out of this world. One dreams of spring even as winter throws her arms around us.

  4. Wow, that MadTosh green is gorgeous! I haven’t lined anything with a ribbon for stabilization, but seems to me it should work. If all else fails, you could always snip off and reknit a bottom hem down, turn it and sew it down. No need to rip anything all the way back to the hem!

  5. The knitting is lovely….but….where are the cute little boys? I miss seeing them grow up!

  6. It would appear that J too is very fond of Moorland! beautiful stuff!

  7. Oh wow Amy, that MadTosh green is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it in its full knitted-up glory:)

  8. Oh my! That green is AMAZING!

  9. okay, that green is fabulous. Almost makes me forget that I don’t like vests. I’d wear green all the time, if I could.

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