The dreaded blog silence. The longer you wait to post, the harder it becomes. After two heart sweaters (i heart you, i heart you more), I lost my inclination to do any substantial knitting at all. And that is just crazy.
There has been lots of behind-the-scenes work going on. Getting ready to publish the I Heart You sweater…preparing for classes…other things I will tell you more about soon…
The end of the school year is busy, too, isn’t it? And then there’s the garden! And Spring! And sunshine! And green grass! And pollen! And Noro Kureyon Sock!
We went to Atlanta a few weeks ago during Jerry’s spring break. It was very last minute (booked the room the night before) but at least I remembered to print out directions to get from the hotel to the yarn store. I went to Knitch and it was absolutely divine. I bought that Kureyon Sock pictured above (and needles in order to cast on right away) and some Socks That Rock midweight (my first STR).
I have many ways of analyzing yarn stores, and this one hit all the right notes. Fantastic selection of yarn. Good, basic wool in many colors. Friendly folks. Peaceful.
I can say without a doubt it is my favorite yarn store in the world. It is a must-see if you’re in or near Atlanta. I also recommend going to a Braves game and heading to the World of Coca-Cola. Centennial Olympic Park was fun for the fountains, but seems oddly out of date.
Now for the news…
I’m teaching at SAFF! I will be teaching a 3-hour Stranded Knitting for Beginners class – you can find a registration link on the workshop page here. We will be knitting the Zigzag Study Hall Mitts, and learning to knit colorwork with both hands – one strand of yarn in each hand – on DPNs.
SAFF this year is Friday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 25th in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina – during peak leaf season. My class is scheduled for Friday morning. I hope to see you there!!