It’s our favorite time of the year! Crisp, cool mornings really stir up the knitterly urges.
Summer flew by, filled with lots of family time, some travel and lots of knitting. As you may know all too well, especially if you are a member of the ravelry.com community, the much anticipated UK Knit Camp in Stirling Scotland provided some people with great learning opportunities with fabulous tutors. The event was so much less than it should have been, however, as organizers broke many promises and simply did not do the organizing needed. When I arrived at the Glasgow airport, I learned the required work visas were not “sorted out” for me nor any of the non-UK tutors. I was returned back to the US the next morning, after being detained and fingerprinted. It was one of those protracted unpleasant, unreal experienced that one can manage to go through once shifted into third-party observer mode. That is how I felt, anyway. A lot of people had disappointments and financial losses. I did not get to teach and reconnect with some knitting buddies. I know I missed out on meeting so many cool people over there- their humor and grace showed through hundreds of e-mails and ravelry messages I received that week. Knitters are good. Here are a few pics from Scotland- I did have the afternoon in Glasgow, so I made the most of it. My priority was to tour the Art School of Glasgow, a Rennie Mackintosh work I’ve wanted to see. The sunny late afternoon tour was all I had hoped it would be. My only souvenir is my Mitchell Library card, Glasgow, which I had to get for internet. It’s now my bookmark.
Fortunately, I was able to throw all my pent up teaching desires into Stitches Midwest at the end of August. This was my first experience with Stitches, and I was so pleased. What a great time with students and tutors alike! I am not teaching at Stitches East, but will be happy to see some west coasters at Stitches West in February. The rest of my traveling schedule is posted here, and includes a talk at Mid-Michigan Knitters Guild, Minnestoa Yarnover, Stitches, and Sock Summit, and an Alaska knitting cruise with Craft Cruises co-teaching with our friend Jared Flood.
This fall, I will continue to teach privately in my home and offer group classes. The fall list is now current and posted here.
Convert to Continental Knitting- Sunday, October 24, 1 - 4
Felted Loafer Slipper- Saturday, November 13, 9 - 4
Great American Afghan Square-of-the-Month- the third Monday of each month, 7 - 9 pm
Fingering Weight Fair isle Wristers- Sunday, November 14,1:30 - 4:30
Magic Looped Toe up Socks- Saturday, December 4, 9 - 4
Knitting Night continues on Tuesdays from 6 - 9 pm. We have a great time together and invite you to join us. Here is a schedule.
All the best! -Lorilee1a47