Friday, October 12, 2012
After a long couple of weeks of packing up a house, loading it all into a moving truck, just to turn around and unpack everything we had just packed into a much smaller house, I was ready for a girls knitting night out.
Lucy Neatby is in town for the weekend teaching classes at one of our local yarn shops. Last night she gave a talk about her designs and what inspires her creative, amazing knitting. She brought so many samples of her knitting for us to see (and feel!) I was so in awe of the detailed work - double knit socks, mitts, hats, felted bags and colourwork like you wouldn't believe that I forgot to take any more pictures.
Of course we did some shopping while we were there. I came home with 2 of Lucy's double knitting patterns. One is for a scarf and the other is for mitts. I am holding off starting them until after I take her double knitting class on Sunday so I can use all the tips I learn in the class on my new mitts. I also bought a ball of wool which I think looks like a sunset. This I am going to start today.
I came home truly inspired to try new techniques and to start adding more colour, patterns and textures in my designs. I can't wait to see where this leads!
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