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April 27, 2009

The dreaded blog silence. The longer you wait to post, the harder it becomes. After two heart sweaters (i heart you, i heart you more), I lost my inclination to do any substantial knitting at all. And that is just crazy.

There has been lots of behind-the-scenes work going on. Getting ready to publish the I Heart You sweater…preparing for classes…other things I will tell you more about soon…

The end of the school year is busy, too, isn’t it?  And then there’s the garden! And Spring! And sunshine! And green grass! And pollen! And Noro Kureyon Sock!

Noro Kureyon Sock

We went to Atlanta a few weeks ago during Jerry’s spring break. It was very last minute (booked the room the night before) but at least I remembered to print out directions to get from the hotel to the yarn store. I went to Knitch and it was absolutely divine. I bought that Kureyon Sock pictured above (and needles in order to cast on right away) and some Socks That Rock midweight (my first STR).

I have many ways of analyzing yarn stores, and this one hit all the right notes. Fantastic selection of yarn. Good, basic wool in many colors. Friendly folks. Peaceful.

Best yarn store ever?

I can say without a doubt it is my favorite yarn store in the world. It is a must-see if you’re in or near Atlanta.  I also recommend going to a Braves game and heading to the World of Coca-Cola. Centennial Olympic Park was fun for the fountains, but seems oddly out of date.

Now for the news…

zigzagszigzag study hall: fingerless mitts (on Rav)

I’m teaching at SAFF!  I will be teaching a 3-hour Stranded Knitting for Beginners class – you can find a registration link on the workshop page here. We will be knitting the Zigzag Study Hall Mitts, and learning to knit colorwork with both hands – one strand of yarn in each hand – on DPNs.

SAFF this year is Friday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 25th in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina – during peak leaf season. My class is scheduled for Friday morning. I hope to see you there!!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. RobinCT permalink
    April 27, 2009 3:38 pm

    The next time you’re in Atlanta, try out “The Whole Nine Yarns” in Woodstock. It’s a little north of Atlanta, but well worth the extra driving time…here’s the link:

  2. April 27, 2009 4:29 pm

    Squee!!!! I was reading your post, got to “Atlanta” and thought, ‘I’ll have to ask her if she’s going to SAFF’, and YAY! You are! Congrats on the teaching post!!! I hope to see you there, are you staying at the SAFF hotel?

  3. April 27, 2009 5:46 pm

    Very cool that you’re going to be teaching!

  4. April 27, 2009 5:51 pm

    Congrats on the teaching, I bet you’ll be a sell-out! (I love those mitts)

  5. April 27, 2009 6:01 pm

    The sock looks gorgeous. Is it soft?

  6. Katie permalink
    April 27, 2009 10:52 pm

    Oh my gosh! I should take your class! Totally.

  7. April 28, 2009 7:57 pm

    Gurl I LURVE LURVE LURVE me some Knitch!! You may recall my detailed blog post on my 1st visit there last year! 😉

    Is that a simple rib sock pattern you are using on the Noro??

    CONGRATS!!! on teaching at SAFF you will be AWESOME and the best teacher in the place!!

  8. May 24, 2009 6:20 pm

    That’s exciting news! Congratulations on all of your progress with teaching. And it sounds like you had a nice trip, too.

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