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Classes and Covers and ANOTHER Contest

I've got a lot on my plate right now. I normally try not to cram too much into one blog post but today I think that might be my only option. Please read through the whole post, I've got a lot of great announcements and it ends with a contest.

I'm heading out again tomorrow. This time I'm off to Fiber College where I'll be teaching two classes this weekend. There's still time to sign up for the classes  that will be held in Searsport, Maine. I'm teaching a top down hat construction/design class, "Top Down Toppers" and a class on knitted on borders and edgings, "Knit it On". Learn how to add your own special touch to your knitting!

Have you seen the preview of Malabrigo Book 4 yet? I'm beyond excited that my design Enrejado was chosen for the cover!


Photo copyright Malabrigo Yarns

The book will be available at your LYS in late October or early November. Head over to Ravelry to queue or favorite Enrejado and keep an eye out for the book's release. There are a lot of wonderful patterns from some favorite designers in the collection.

The design is worked in Malabrigo's delicious Silky Merino, a yarn that is ideal for large, drapy shawls of this kind. The color is "Cape Cod Gray". I managed to take a few photos of Sofie modeling Enrejado before I sent it off.

Malabrigo Shawl 3
Malabrigo Shawl 1
I'm very happy to announce that I'm teaching at Wooly Monmouth in Red Bank, NJ again this year.

I love teaching at Wooly Monmouth, the customers and the store's energetic owner, Dori are all fun, smart, and inspiring. The store is crammed with beautiful yarn and samples that make you want to knit, knit, knit. This year I'm teaching a class on my Euphrosyne shawl pattern. The class is on September 30th. To register call 732-224-9276.

Blue Shawl 2
We'll learn the construction of the shawl, how to work the garter tab cast on, and make swatches of the major motifs, including the knitted on border. You'll leave the class ready to complete your own Euphrosyne.

I seem to be hosting a lot of contests these days. But what can I say? Great stuff just keeps coming my way. This time I'm happy to offer a copy of the gorgeous book The Sock Report Book 1 which contains my pattern, Bivalve.

Cover srvol1

Photo copyright The Sock Report

The hard copy of this beautifully photographed book, filled with lovely patterns using sock yarn, is now available. Since I've had so many contests lately let's make this one a little more fun. Write a haiku about anything having to do with sock yarn. I'll let my kids choose their favorite. I know they'll enjoy the challenge of choosing from all of your entries. We'll close the contest on September 15th at midnight eastern time.


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Such potential -- Skeins
could be socks, shawls, mitts. Meanwhile,
beautiful moth bait.

knitting addiction
started off so innocent
first socks, now the world

sock yarn is not stash
never was, never will be
I want all the things

planning a bivalve
hoping to win sock report
which skein should I choose


I don't need any more yarn
Ooooooh look how pretty
Sock yarn multiplies again...

A ball of sock yarn
Rolls off to college as it
Ravels by degrees

sock yarn is cozy
naked sheep miss their snug fleece
poor shaking cold sheep

Sock yarn, soft and warm
Make feet happy, me happy
Bivalve next in line

Stunning colours tease
Fill my hands with needles ease
Sock yarn treats to please.

I love my sock yarn
I want it aroound my neck
and not in my shoes

corrected a mistprint, try again:

I love my sock yarn
I want it around my neck
and not in my shoes

Not in it for the prize (already have my copy ^_^) just wanted to write a yarn haiku!

As I contemplate
The beauty of a lace shawl
I turn to my stash

sock yarn in life is
rarely a sock to be, still
happiness is found

(hope we are haiku'ing by syllable count and not "on"s)

Many beautiful poems,
Winning? Not a chance.
I do love sock yarn.

Grace and beauty sleep
Waiting to be known to me

It’s not just for socks
Caresses everything
Oh but toes want in.

Sock yarn at the top of the stash.
Too high.
Gotta get a ladder.

Ginormous stash of sock yarn, so would love to win this book!

Hands and feet proclaim
Too cold heads and necks exclaim
Sock yarn, cover us

Happy knitting socks.
Sock yarn stash growing so big.
Need more patterns now.

bird nest broken shell
she knits a silky blanket
feather in her hair

sock yarn: good value
but takes forever to wind
knots make me angry

Sock Report: first sock
done but sock mojo has fled
toes are growing cold

beautiful patterns
all from sock yarn, it would please
me to knit them all

with sock yarn lovely
I can knit a shawl or sock
made for me or you

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