Knitting Dish Episode 1
Hello and welcome to the premiere of Knitting Dish! You can watch the episode here: Knitting Dish Episode 1
A few notes about the first episode: a few minutes in you will see my cat, Bellatrix make her debut. I was so focused on what I was doing, I had no idea she was there! Also, I was sitting in front of a window…I will fix the lighting (and fuzz floating) issue next time. I will also slow down a bit. I was actually quite nervous! Thanks for your input and your patience!!!
A brief introduction – My mother taught me to knit when I was 8 or 9 years old on aluminum needles with really bad acrylic yarn. I worked in the yarn department of Fabric Place through high school and college and used to knit sample sweaters for the store. I would do some knitting here and there, but it wasn’t until my mother passed away that I really embraced it and haven’t looked back! I love knitting, spinning and lots of other crafts. My family and friends do not share the same interests, so I have started this blog and podcast to get my thoughts and ideas out there and perhaps someone else will enjoy them too!
I attended the Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts workshops last weekend. I took two knitting classes. The first was Twisted Stitches of Austria. We started a hat using twisted stitch patterns which are basically tiny cables knit without cable needles. The second was Twined Knitting which is knitting with two strands of yarn alternating stitches. We got to work on a pair of mittens in two colors. Our instructor was fabulous and she even has designs on Ravelry! Check out Donna Kay, Tree of Life Designs.
Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mays of The Fat Squirrel in Peace Fleece colors Sheplova mushroom and Brownie with nuts on size 9 needles
Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chou in Knit Picks Gloss, Winter Night on size 4 circular
Waffle Mittens by Cheryl Murray in Lion Brand Woolana, color 909 (purple heather) on size 7 and 8 dpns
The Owl Mittens and the Waffle Mittens will both be donated to the Maine Mitten Project. Please consider checking out this blog and knitting up a pair of mittens for the cause. If enough people are interested, perhaps we could have a mitten KAL through July and August.
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