Cardiknits Academy Weekend
|Sarah, Sonja and me.|
It’s over! I’m saying that in the ‘Thank Heaven for that – it went well…I thought!’ Whew! Anyone who has taught will know of the prep, research in what you don’t already know, boning up on what you do.
|Mesh Pressing Cloth|
One of the things I threw in ….. with my iron and ironing board …. was my wonderful mesh pressing cloth. We ended up having quite a discussion about this item and how to get it. I had posted about it previously – looking for more after I found this at a yard sale (new!). Eventually, through Pat at Cardiknits and a MK Club member, that Added Touch in Oakville had them. I purchased a few and assumed they would restock and so promoted them. Apparently they never got any more in! Keep trying, girls, they are out there and they are marvelous. Also, I have four or five at my studio if anyone wants one.
This is just a fun shot of all the bits and pieces I knit over the the weekend: buttonholes, increasing, decreasing, button bands, yarn changer and something new to me (in the lower right of the photograph) weaving with the garter bar. One of you demonstrated this technique (and made this little sample) and another of you sent me a link to a YouTube video….give it a look.
Well, I think I’ve recovered now and am preparing for our Kingston Studio Tour this coming weekend, I’ve been dying a couple more pieces of prefelt and have a new stash of Merino roving so I hope to have a whatever felted pieces I can make before Friday!……and their buttons/pins.
At least I’ve tidied up my studio….and found the floor, which I promptly Hoovered!!!! I’ve planted pansies in my window boxes and hung a flowering basket on my front porch (which I’ve taken in at night as it so darned cold!) ….so, as they say, bring it!