I often hesitate to purchase a knitting book unless I’ve had the opportunity to peruse it from cover to cover. However, after searching for free flower patterns on Ravelry with limited success, I decided to order the above-pictured book from Knitpicks.com along with the needles needed for my students at my next class so that I could get free shipping.
It is fantastic!!! There are knitted flowers as well as crocheted ones. The flowers are grouped according to their natural colors in nature. There are also vegetables and different leaf types. Also in the book are projects with which you can use the flowers/leaves/vegetables as accents. Included are beautiful crocheted flowered buttons. This book is definitely a winner!!!
I’ve been preparing for my next knitting class. I’ll be teaching the magic loop sock knitting method using a lacy pattern. The sign-up was near capacity the week after the brochure was mailed by my local recreational department.
I was pleased when I received an e-mail from the director asking if I would make an exception to the age requirement for my class. A mother went to her office accompanied by her 14-year old daughter who really wants to take my knitting class. The 14- year old really enjoys knitting. I was delighted that the young girl was interested enough to go the extra mile. Of course, I’ll accept her even if her mother is not participating. It’s a great opportunity to pass the craft down to the younger generation.
Last Saturday I attended a newly-formed spinning group in Burlington. We’ll be meeting monthly. I’m really excited about it. About a dozen women came to the first meeting. Not sure...did I already tell you this in my previous post?
It’s been a stressful week. Yesterday felt like it was a real test of my patience. So I put this guy on my desk to remind me to smile. I’m not sure if he is smiling or gritting his teeth. When you squeeze him he says the following:
Take it easyyyy!!!