Just after I finished editing and putting out my latest tutorial video I wondered where my first video was. I used to carry it around in my laptop bag and play it at shows, it’s 13 minutes of an overview of making a sweater in my studio on my knitting machine.
Well, I found it and managed to get it uploaded to YouTube. It’s not a tutorial but educational, I remember speaking with a woman at the Chicago One of a Kind show where she thought (and she was not alone) that got the fabric from somewhere and created a sweater by cutting and assembling….. I put her straight by showing her the first few minutes of this video and she said she would never assume again!
Also, sometimes I just don’t have the time to take photos and that was the case recently on my second trip to Chicago to conduct a workshop in making one of my jackets. What fun I had and what a lot of work…which I love, my only regret, but couldn’t be helped, was that we couldn’t add an hour or two to the days the Interknit group of Chicago. I’d love to have gone longer to get the ladies further along in their projects.
InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild of Chicago
However, I saw wonderful knitting happening, from some who really knew what they were doing to those who valiantly struggled along with this new (to them) craft….I praise them all!
Mary and me at the end of Navy Pier on a hot Fall day.
Mary picked me up at the airport and we spent the afternoon on Navy Pier, which I had only seen lit up an night before. We went on the Ferris wheel and looked at a wonderful display of stained glass.
Can this be knit?
Speaking of stained glass and women’s work, an excellent read is ‘Clara and Mr Tiffany‘ written by Susan Vreeland from letters written by Clara Wolcott Driscoll, a key woman behind Louis Comfort Tiffany’s glass work.
The workroom we used for the Chicago jacket workshop.
Giving a little help.
Thanks Valoria for the photos of the workshop.
Well, speaking of woman’s work, I’m off to my knitting machines!
Nancy Davis & me in San Diego I recently was invited to travel to California by two wonderful Machine Knitting Guilds (San Diego & San Francisco) and it was Nancy Roberts of the San Francisco guild and of machineknittingtodyefor.com who got this ball rolling. My last port of call was San Francisco and a few…
I’m so excited about this recent event, it is my first ‘award’, well a scholarship really, in my twenty seven years! I did get honourable mention Fibre at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition my second year there with a small check and a large glass of wine, but this one was got for me through…
It’s that time of year…to review your life, what you are doing and how you are doing it. I’ve been updating some web sites that I’ve built (check out the list at my other business http://twohatssimplesites.com/clients.html site) and some still need a lot of updating….including mine! Anyway – Wow! I got an email this morning…
Last weekend was the Sheepdog Trials event in Kingston at Grass Creek Park. It’s an annual event in which I have taken part for years. I have a lovely time and my work travels back to far flung places such as the US and Australia! The skein I was handed. One of my favourite parts…
Well, it seems so long ago now and had I not been so busy on my return I would have posted way sooner. I was in Palm Springs for a week onthe kind invitation of our friend Adrienne. I’ve never been to the desert before and I found it fascinating. The flora and fauna grabbed…