Swatching for the Celtic Knot Cardigan consumes my every thought:
In a comment she left on Ideaphoria, Gail, one of my workshop students captured the whole swatching experience perfectly:
My Special Moment [in the workshop]: When you told our Fearless Feral Knitter: "There are some parts of this swatch I really like"....AHAH!
I got it! Swatching Is A Process! Suddenly I saw swatching as a circular motion, like a whirlpool, focusing in on what works, discarding what doesn't work, moving in and in until you find what you have in your mind's eye. Your comment illuminated the whole process for me.
I'm circling and circling, trying different combinations of the colors I've chosen to work with. I'd like to have this done by the time I leave for Knitting Camp in mid-July....
Hey, I Could Use Your Help!
A local yarn shop has asked me if I'd be interested in teaching a series of Fair Isle classes for knitters new to the art--What has your experience been? What worked? What didn't? Do you like having a little project to show for yourself? I'd appreciate your feedback.
Look What Came Home With Me
Luscious Hand Maiden Sea Silk! The memento of a special belated Mother's Day outing to Bainbridge Island, along with this wonderful card: