I started knitting earlier this summer to have some kind of hand work to take along with me. Mind you I usually knit at knitting circle. Made my teacher laugh a few weeks ago…I was having some problems with a piece I’m trying to
finish – ahem, get started – finish…I started knitting a shrug. I took said shrug with me on vacation and had a little time to knit whilst I was watching the Yankee game one night (so you know how far back that went!) and found there was a problem that I couldn’t quite figure out. My aforementioned instructor asked me, “Teri were you knitting drunk?” apparently I was carrying the thread along and not knitting. My response, “possibly or watching the Yankee’s lose”, it was a toss up.
Yesterday @ knitting circle I cast on again for the shrug and can’t wait to get started. I’m beginning to knit like I quilt – with a short attention span. I have a scarf to finish too.
When I arrived my teacher asked if I knew how to crochet. One of the other students needed to cast on to her needles using a crochet hook. I did when I was little…it’s kinda like riding a bike…you never really forget. Spending a few minutes using the other students hook & yarn I crocheted a little bit. Tried casting on…heading in the right direction but not quite there so I asked for my friends lap top. I googled “crochet cast on in knitting” and found this link Chain Cast on, spent a few minutes casting on. Easy peasy! I showed the other student and the instructor. The cast on complete she started knitting her hat. I love learning new techniques and thinking through the process.
*Beginner Freemotion Quilting @ Hartsdale Fabrics -January 8 & 15, 2011 1 – 4 PM
*Advanced Machine Quilting @ Hartsdale Fabrics – February 12 & 19, 2011 1 – 4 PM
Advanced Machine quilting is based on “Twilight in the Bronx” – explore how thread weight, type & color can play on the surface of your quilt! We will work with a 40″ whole cloth or same size quilt practicing a variety of techniques.
Quilt Bindings Friday February 18th – 10 AM, (3 hours)
*these dates are not currently on the Hartsdale website they will be shortly
Beginner Quilting with the Pelham Quilters – March 2011