I thought I was nearly done my Schnabu, but should have known it wouldn’t be that easy! I got the elbow length sleeves done and then decided they weren’t really me, so have extended them…twice. They were too loose the first time around. I hadn’t really considered how loose/stretchy garter is and what that does to an edge.
Anyway, round three and hoping to be done today. Sleeves, that is!
I thought I might flag some interesting things I have been watching lately. I purchased Edie Eckman’s Craftsy course ‘How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters‘ and started it the other day.
So far it is pretty interesting. A HUGE amount of information for the price. Definitely value for money on these courses if the others follow this pattern!
I started by watching the free taster sessions ‘Short Rows‘ by Carol Feller, which was very interesting, and ‘Know Your Wool‘ with Deborah Robson, which was less useful (I thought there would be more in this one on how the different yarns knit up, but it was very basic and mostly on sheep breeds.). Looks like this site will grow to be quite a useful resource as they get more classes up.
As they currently have an xmas sale on their classes, I have purchased 2 more of the full length classes(technically from my mom, as xmas money came super early this year! Thanks Moo!). Merry knitting xmas to me!!
I will be learning how to size patterns with Faina:
And FINALLY – knit socks with Donna:
I love learning new things! yay!
OK, I think I should stop reading! 🙂 I just got the Craftsy course on writing patterns. I mean, everything is 19.99 today… I’ve used many Craftsy courses. The Fit Your Knits one by Stefanie Japel is entirely worth it, if only for the section on how to build short rows into sweaters that don’t include them. I have had a couple of unhappy Craftsy moments, but in general, I was an early adopter of the site and I have gained a lot from it.
Oh, now you are just making me feel guilty!! Hah!
I have been watching the sock course (while knitting) today, and am SO ready to start socks…but need to get xmas knitting done first. Boo.
Kristin, what is your ‘handle’ on ravelry? I’d love to see your projects page and fav queue! Looking at your blog, it looks like we might have similar tastes.
OOp…found you! Mwaa ha haaa!
Yay craftsy! I’ve only done the short rows class but I think it is a really fantastic idea and such a modern way to learn. The way of the future!
Most definitely! Though they MUST stop with the crazy switching camera angles thing…so artificial. ;-?