Monday, October 29, 2012

Sally Melville

I can't believe that a whole month has gone by since we were at Little Red Mitten to take a class with Sally Melville. How time flies! Rebecca, Liz and I were lucky enough to be able to take the Friday afternoon class, Essential Skills for the Self-Taught Knitter. This 3 hour class was filled with everything a knitter needs to know - cast ons, slip sts, selvedge sts, increases, decreases, gauge and casting off. Even for experienced knitters we all picked up some tips that we hadn't heard of or tried before. Has anyone ever gone back and tightened a loose/stretched out cast off edge before? Not me. Never even thought about doing it. But now that I have done it, it seems like a skill every knitter should know how to do. This Knitting Goddess, is in the process of knitting one of Sally's designs. What a great opportunity to discuss the sweater's construction in person!
After the class we went out for a Thai supper.
Then we headed over to the community center for the evening's talk, Why Do We Do What We Do, with Sally and lots and lots of knitters! She had brought lots of samples of her designs for us to see and feel in person.
It was a great day and evening. If you have a chance to hear Sally speak or take a class, I would recommend it. She is a great speaker with lots of knitting knowledge to share!

4 comments:

Kepanie said...

It's such a score to be able to meet and be near a knitting idol + that it was worth the time and that you got something out of it.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sally visited our guild! She was great!

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog for the first time this morning. A knitting night out with friends sounds like great fun!

Peacefully Knitting said...

I'm jealous but think it's so wonderful!