Well, here we are, officially into Spring 2011, and I’m *finally* posting the official Orange:
February Lady Sweater! In Galway Heather’s “Cinnamon”, it took a little more than three balls.
I’m still debating over buttons – the wooden ones I had in mind are too big for the buttonholes! – but I’m not in any big furry hurry… As previously mentioned, I’m way more jazzed about wearing this in the fall.
I used some of my leftovers in a swatch for the Steeking class we had here on Sunday, taught by the lovely Glenna C.
My first ever steek! Steeking is where you cut your knitting on purpose, usually so that you can knit something (say, a sweater) in the round, and then cardiganize it, or add armholes, by cutting stitches on purpose, usually reinforcing the edges first. It was awesome; you should check out Glenna’s post here about it, and make sure to attend the Kniterary Night at the Peterborough Public Library next week (Monday the 28th) where Glenna will be talking about the awesomeness of steeking…
Tomorrow night (Wednesday) is the first class of the last session of the Beginner Refresher class before summer – this class is great for knitters who have been away from the craft for a while (and may be feeling a bit foggy on some of the particulars) or recent beginners looking to broaden their horizons. The project for the class is a basic ribbed hat, so we’ll cover casting on and joining in the round, and the K2Tog and SSK decreases, as well as an overview on reading and understanding pattern instructions. We still have some spaces open, so send me an email (email@example.com) if you want to sign up!