Well, it took a few days to reassemble my brain cells but I am back! Interweave Knitting Lab was so much fun. I learned a lot. And met a lot of new, fun people–hi Jessica and Ann! It was four days of classes and market and people and ideas. Four days with my tribe, my peeps. I loved it.
The class with Gale Zuker was awesome, as anticipated. She really knows so much about photographing knitting and can teach knitters, even those of us who don’t know an f-stop from a truck stop. I think my work is better and better. And, this time, I learned to use an editing website called Pixlr which can improve things post-shot. What do you think?
The one on the right is the original–on the left is my Pixlr-ed version. Slightly cropped and fiddled with. Better, yes?
I also took a class with Anna Dalvi on shaping shawls. She called it a course in applied geometry. For a former math-phobe that was a challenging 6 hours. But very cool. Anna is well-organized and clear and at the end of the class I got it. I understand how to create shapes in knitting with increases and decreases. Anna’s new book, Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color, shows all the stunning things that can be done once you know how to create the shapes!
Saturday was mind-bending in a different way. Mary Jane Muckelstone took me on a Fair Isle color journey. The class got to choose colors and knit a little wrist-warmer using what she taught us about colors in stranded knitting. So much fun!
There is more to tell, but I am afraid you have all gone to sleep. I’ll show you what I bought next time. You didn’t think I would come home empty-handed did you?