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Archive for April 12th, 2006

Class Catch Up

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

OK, this is the re-constructed post I lost the other day. Sigh…

I taught Bloom Shawl at Threadbear, to Crystal and Kathy. I’d met both of them in previous classes. Kathy wanted a special wrap for her sister in law, and found the perfect colors in Cambridge mohair blend.

Crystal wanted a cotton, casual wrap for baseball games and other outdoor events in the summertime. She started out with a neutral multicolored Butterfly mercerized cotton. She ended up with the same yarn but in red, burgundy, and charcoal. I think she’ll enjoy wearing this one.

Both shawls are very different from the three yarns I’ve seen the shawl done in so far (Noro Blossom, Multicolor Mohair, and Noro Silk Garden) yet very nice, indeed, in new ways. I think they are going to like their results.

Oh, and to answer Hobbit’s question on the blog… those funny padlock-looking things in several of my photos, are stitch markers made by Clover. I *love* these tools! They work like a safety pin but without coils to catch in the fabric. You can either mark the fabric itself or keep the marker on your needle between sections of knitting. In this pattern, we used them for both purposes.