Archive for April, 2011

Brilliant!!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Elizabeth Zimmermann was brilliant, I can’t say it often enough. I always complain (in a loving knitterly way) about her patterns being obtuse, but I am so charmed by her writing style that I try, try again. And when I finally have success, well damn it, I feel pretty brilliant myself. I honestly think that even if I wasn’t a knitter, I would be enamored with her books.

This is the February Baby Sweater just now cast off. I started it on Saturday. Saturday! There are two little seams to be sewn on down the arms and that is it. It is effing brilliant. And cute? It has the corner on cuteness. All I need to do is sew a few buttons on and it will be on its way…

21 Secrets

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I haven’t really dug un deep yet, but wanted to share this new (to me) workshop experience while it is still early in the process. 21 Secrets is a group of 21 independent art workshops that are running simultaneously from April 1- August 1, and on August 1, whoosh, it’ll be gone. The kicker for me is that all 21 workshops are bundled together for $59. It is self paced and you can do as many or as few as you like. I felt like that was reasonable for one workshop I was interested in, so 21 might offer me an opportunity or five. or 21.

I have set up my personal page within thi 21 secrets network and uploaded an image or two, and next I am going to read the recaps to see where to jump in first. My Good Friend Lisa (GFL) from Hastings, NE is also taking the challenge and we are going to negotiate if there might be a few (21?) workshops we might want to attack together.

Color me excited!