When I last left you, dear readers, I was limping into Summer. I have been silent on the blog but busy in the studio. There was our trip to England, where I limped, knit, partook of some lovely hard cider and had a wonderful visit with our oldest.
Back in the states, I have been hard at work on some exciting projects. I'm teaching my first class at Webs this fall! The class is inspired by what really started me making and knitting, GIFTS! It's a Handmade Holidays class! I'm really excited to teach and see what ideas everyone comes up with in the class. For those of you who can't get to Webs but would like the patterns, I'm putting up a Handmade Holidays e-book on Ravelry. During the fall, I'll also share tips from the class and ideas for packaging, if people are interested.
(I know. That's a lot of "holiday" for August.)
I've also been swatching a ton of new fall yarns from Rowan, Berroco, and Classic Elite for a video. That's one of my favorite parts of my job. I get to sample the new yarns and get a feel for them. Plus, swatches are so manageable, I feel like I'm getting something accomplished!
My new obsession, that leaves all my other projects in the dust (Well, for now. I'm a little fickle) is...Ruching! I prefer the phonetic spelling however, Roosh, Rooshing, Rooshed! I will readily admit that I am nearly hopeless when it comes to knitting lace, too many distractions in my house, but I am seriously taken with lace-weight yarns. I needed a project that I could knit without paying too much attention. "Rooshed" was born. I started working on a ruched shawl with a skein of Scrumptious lace-weight that I had languishing in my stash. (pictured in my last post) I bought two, probably over a year ago. My first try at the shawl was not successful, but it's wearable, and stayed in England with A1. The second one was exactly what I wanted. You can find the pattern HERE!
Now I can't stop. I'm Rooshing into Fall, and Rooshing to and fro. Every yarn I see I want to Roosh!
Tomorrow, another Rooshed project.