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    Berkeley, California August 14-16 Contact janine@feralknitter.com
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    March 7 Magic Ball: Color Seredipity Learn to Knit Fair Isle
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    July 14-16, 2015 Sievers School of Fiber Arts, Washington Island, WI www.seiversschool.com

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Slide lectures of different types of colorwork, and maybe a bit of history? And if any hand outs come with a front piece map -- win win win!

(When I read it I wished War and Peace had a front piece map of the period with a clear overlay of current area and current place names.)

Congrats on your 600th post! Wow! I wish that was more proximate to you and where you teach, so my answer is more on the hypothetical side of things. Right now I'm interested in double knitting and brioche, both involving colorwork. Wouldn't it be cool to chart some maps into knitting? Also, I'm really interested in how to convert William Morris patterns into colorwork charts. How to deal with curves.

How to take a beautiful braid of variegated roving, separate it by color, spin it up and visualize the different fair isle possibilities. Wait, is this possible?

The colorwork class I would most want to take would be a Janine Bajus class on the east coast... I sure wish Maryland would invite you. I am terrible with color, so I'd love to walk into your class with a photograph and play with yarn to make it into a colorway for a sweater or hat.

My most basic request for a class with you is.....that is be in New England!

Ha ha! I'll echo skeindalous only change New England to the Southeast! If I were to only get a 1-day class with you, I'd want to see and practice that short-row should technique for stranded color knitting.

I am enjoying exploring different types of colorwork. I have found that the basic technique is the same-in general-but the designs and the approach is different. I am doing a Swedish design right now, and it is basically easy to follow, but it is somehow "different". I wish we could get you closer to us here for a class, but it didn't work out when I tried. I am still thinking about how to do that.

Anything that includes a little something more and includes a project would be super! I do love buying a kit and starting a project (to finish later). For instance, Sandra David mentioned a short-row technique in her comment. I am personally finding purling difficult in colorwork--probably because I am used to sticking with left-hand, continental style when I do colorwork. But most of all, the class needs to be in Portland, Oregon or in Anchorage/Fairbanks, Alaska!

I too wish I had the opportunity to take one of you classes. We get very few local opportunities here in Oklahoma. Dallas now has an event that makes the 3+ hour drive worth the effort. I would like a class that incorporates appropriate ways to do color work (of any kind) within an existing stash. I don't mind buying more yarn, but would love new option to work with what I have.

Hi Janine...I am the coauthor of The Secret Language of Color and was especially delighted to see a discussion of our book included in your blog because I am a devoted longtime knitter. One of my favorite color books is, The Essential Guide To Color Knitting Techniques, by Margaret Radcliffe. Isn't color AMAZING??

JOANN ECKSTUT

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