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.
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.
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.
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.