Today is the first class of the second session. 5 of my original 9 students are returning to take it up a notch from their simple garter stitch, self designed projects into the world of stockinette and patterns. In preparation for this I've been swatching and doodling and surfing around on line costing out needles and yarn. I will also have a new student who doesn't know how to knit so that adds another level of complexity. I have $15.00 per student for supplies and each child will need new needles. It isn't much to work with.
I'm planning three weeks for this with everyone working together through class - maybe into the fourth. Beyond that, I'm not sure where we'll head.,
Working with cotton might be interesting - it'll really show up the quality of their tension and fresh from a felting project, highlight just how sticky wool can be compared to another type of fiber.
I mentioned in Monday's post I'd spread out my stash to see what was there. I've got yarn for...
4 pairs socks
A "Backyard Leaves" Scarf
A white mohair wrap
several cotton bags
I also have a quantity of worsted. My colour work ambitions feel like they're heading towards finer gauge so I'm thinking about using up the worsted but in combinations that don't remind me of their origins in other FO's. so I started by grouping things by colour. Yellow....makes me think about a small afghan like Lion Brand Artful Elegance.
The exercise has me thinking it might be fun to put off new yarn purchases until all of it is gone. Its a nice variety of projects and yarns. It could keep me amused for months!
And speaking of amusing - the Minimalist Cardigan isn't.
Knitting Continental is unpleasant because unlike my English technique its not automatic. It is getting faster though and my tension is improving in terms of consistency. I've completed the back and one side of the front and I'm a couple of inches into the second front section.
My projects aren't the only ones in the hopper around here though. Number One Son, like his mother, always needs a project and his current one is to build a wake surf board...
So that's what's up around here!
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