Thursday, April 18, 2013

Things are getting back to normal

Over a month ago, my husband was in a car accident.  Things are looking up in my household.  He's almost back to his previous abilities.  In his recovery, I have been thankful that I had my knitting and crocheting.  Simple things with simple stitches helped me stay on an even keel in the early days and helped pass the time in waiting rooms.  Now I have been developing new classes and projects and trying to finish my classes.  I also have put together a knitter's scavenger hunt for my guild's retreat at the end of the month.

My new projects have included learning a mobius cast on to do an infinity cowl/shawl for class in two ways.  One way is to teach this technique.  Another way is for me to wear it in the winter.  I have also been binge-ing on charted crochet patterns I see offered on websites.  I have worked a bunch of flowers, saved a slew more to my computer, used a few in classes, and am halfway done with a purse from a charted pattern. 

I have also developed a short row class complete with a round dishcloth.  I am in the middle of developing a double knitting class.  A hot pad will be the project for that.  Also in the works will be a machine knit workshop for winter, tapestry crochet, intarsia knitting, and more.

Stay tuned for more information and pictures.