June 17, 2007

Simple Summer Shrug Class, Part I

Filed under:News!,Stash,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 11:27

Yesterday I taught my first class out at This is Knit. Billed as a Simple Summer Shrug class, I figured I could offer my Rosy shrug and a simpler shrug, based on the same construction. As it turned out, all three of my students plumped for Rosy.

Knitters at Shrug Class
L – R: Carole, Geraldine, Charlene

None of them had worked with Kidsilk Haze before. I taught everyone how to do a crochet provisional cast on (eventually….after a total memory blank!! don’t ask me! I’m just the teacher!). Lisa showed Carole and I showed Charlene how to use the Magic Loop technique. The class was lots and lots of fun. There was much drinking of tea, discussion of Turkish carpets, Electric Picnic, the new Addi Lace needles, yarns, green knitting… you get the idea!

There will be a Part II class next Saturday, but if you missed this week’s class, you can still come along and join in. If you’re not feeling up for a lace shrug, the simpler shrug is perfect for some mindless summer knitting. You pick the yarn of your choice and I’ll show you how to plug in the numbers for a perfect shrug!

So, when I heard that Noro Kureyon 154 has been discontinued, I begged Lisa to keep me her last two balls of it. They are destined for one of my 10 summer sweaters.

Kureyon Colourway 154

I’m going to make a plain black sweater with a circular yoke – a jumper with no obvious seams between the sleeves and the body. On the yoke, I’m going to put in some fair isle patterns, but I’m going to cheat and use the Kureyon instead of using a million different colours. Not such a bad idea, eh?

I also swapped my Debbie Bliss Cathay, which was a pale blue, for a better colour – true blue! What a colour!

Debbie Bliss Cathay in Blue
You’re true blue, Ethel
(name the movie!)

I have been sort of tired these days. I was tidying things up and found that my Orangina was longer than I remember it being, so I took a picture.

Orangina WIP by Stefanie Japel

I must be sleep knitting. I wish I’d do more of it!



  1. lol – i was knit, knit, purl, purl in my dream last night too 😉 i’ll name the movie its The Royal Tenenbaums – i cheated i googled it *lol* ill have to watch the movie now after seeing this clip.

    Comment by abe-hap — June 18, 2007 @ 04:00

  2. I guess it wouldn’t be fair for me to guess at the name 😉

    Comment by steve — June 20, 2007 @ 15:05

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