Aren't you proud of me? I'm actually posting! And it's been two weeks as scheduled!
Anyway, I haven't worked on Isobel Stuart again, but I did pick this little lady up for a bit -- the Small Girl 1863 from the Essamplaire.
(Sorry for the poor picture.) I know a lot of you are sad that I seem to not be into stitching as much anymore. Somehow that seems to be what happens with me. I go through cycles. From stitching to quilting, (with some knitting and weaving thrown in), to stitching, to quilting a bit, to knitting to -- you get the picture. I'm afraid I'm in a knitting cycle right now, although I hope not to abandon quilting and stitching altogether.
This is the long way of saying that I've been working on knitting a lot the last couple of weeks. I went to Gauge and Tension in Brooklyn on October 10 for a class taught by Sarah Solomon for the Rowe Sweater by Michele Wang (a Brooklyn Tweed design). I love this sweater so so much and am so happy there was a class. Otherwise I would never have gotten up the nerve to knit it! You saw my gauge swatch or the start of one last time. Here is a picture of my swatches along with what I believe are the swatches for the original sweater. So pretty!
Here's a shot of the shop -- such a lovely selection of yarns and wool!
The father type met me after class, and we went off to meet the girl child for dinner. We went to a yummy ramen place.
(Please note: DD uses chopsticks. I do not. I'm allergic to them. Hee hee!)
And here is my progress on the Rowe so far. I've started with the left sleeve.
I started the cap sleeve shaping this afternoon. So exciting!
The other exciting thing that happened was -- I got to go to Rhinebeck! What's Rhinebeck, you say? It's the NY Sheep and Wool Festival -- a huge deal in the knitting world! 40,000 plus people attend, or so I read somewhere. Can you imagine? I actually can after being there on Saturday. lol! So many people! It was such fun! I went with two of my good friends and we had a ball. I had famous knitters syndrome while I was there -- saw all these knitting celebrities and was gaga about it too. lol! Loved sweater watching too -- so many gorgeous sweaters out and about there! And I bumped into a couple of Instagram friends as well! So amazing! I hope they don't mind my posting their pics here. Here is Tanya Marie, the Sampler Girl. She does a knitting podcast that is so much fun! She is @bzmama on Instagram.
And here is Tanya's mother, @lucysyarnpocket! She has made a few guest appearances on Tanya's podcast and they are so much fun together! Behind us is @nancydaniels92. She is a fellow knitter and cross stitcher. I met her years ago when we sat at the same table at a stitching retreat.
Loved meeting these ladies (and seeing Nancy again) in person!
Here are some other pictures of our day at Rhinebeck. What a great day it was -- great sweater weather for those Rhinebeck sweaters!
Here is my stash from the day. I'd say I was pretty restrained!
Mia was not happy about my absences from home. She also did not like the cold that hit over the weekend. I think she has declared it too cold.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week!