Monday, October 29, 2012
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!