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Archive for November 8th, 2009

Fun and Learning with Melissa Leapman

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

neckwarmeremilyredfinished400What an information-packed day I had Saturday! I spent the morning in “pattern drafting” class.

I spent the afternoon knitting edges that could replace ribbing on a sweater, or doll up other projects. One has bobbles that I find adorable and it makes me want to knit a dress for my beloved Isabel. In my spare time…

Anyway, I’m learning a lot and I do have swatches to show you, but I am knitting more homework swatches for tomorrow’s classes. One class requires 5 swatches in knit 1/purl 1 ribbing. Not my fave stitch pattern in a long shot, but those are done.

I did the 5 swatches for Colorful Cables. You can imagine I’m looking forward to that one!

Now I need to do 2-3 more swatches for the afternoon class on Celtic Cables. The word is that I will learn a TON in that class. Melissa says she loves teaching it, and Rae took it once and raves about how good it is. I’m looking forward to that.

I’ll check in with you, with photos from the workshop, soon. For now? Knit knit knit, sleep.

Photo today? A One-Day Neckwarmer that Test Knitter Emily knit. Yarns are Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama in Red, and JoJoLand Melody superwash in reds/blues. Nice job, Emily!