Shape is OUT!


I just finished the shaping chapter and it’s off on the way to the editor. All of the illustrations, etc., are also finished, sent off with the chapter (I do raw illustrations for their art folks to reinterpret in the style of the book) and that was a hard birth, baby!

I don’t know why it took me so long to get my thoughts gathered for this piece. I’ve been working on notes and the small drawings for it for weeks, but just didn’t seem able to get it down on paper. Or, rather, on keyboard.

In the middle of all the angst received a lovely piece of working jewelry from two friends, Darcy & Leslie, a cable needle necklace. And I spent far too much time playing with it!

Of course, I don’t use cable needles – but it’s a lovely piece to wear. I’m curious to see if the TSA folks give me a hard time as I go through security…

I need to pack, to get my seat assignment tomorrow morning and I’ll be taking off on Thursday. Tomorrow I’ll treat myself to a manicure
(not really a luxury as I’m teaching all weekend and into next week!) and get ready for my trip to Oregon.

I’ll be teaching at TKGA over the weekend

September 12
9/12/2008 3:00 pm, booth 406 Abundant Yarn

September 13 – 14
Combination Knitting
FULL 9/13/2008 9:00 AM
Embellishments Still Room 9/13/2008 2:00 PM
Love your Lace! Almost Full! 9/14/2008 9:00 AM
Cable Mania Few Spots Left (Look Mom, No Needle!) 9/14/2008 2:00 PM

And at Unraveled Fine Yarns in Vancouver, WA on Monday

September 15
Increases & Decreases
9/15/2008 1:00 PM
Knit with Courage Lecture FULL 9/15/2008 7:00 PM

Then on Tuesday I fly to Cleveland to tape a segment of Knitting Daily TV with Cathy from Signature Needles and teach a few classes at my friend Shannon Okey‘s studio, Stitch Cleveland.

Combination Knitting 9/17/2008 7:00 PM
Combination Knitting 9/18/2008 2:00 PM
Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting 9/18/2008 7:00

Now that my article is done, I can settle into to finish the setups for the segment. I’m demonstrating colorwork using the new Signature dpn’s, and the project I’ll be demonstrating with are some fingerless mitts worked up in either sock weight or worsted weight yarn. I wanted to work something up that wasn’t tied to any one yarn, and could be universal, able to be knit up in a few different weights.

For the demonstration I wanted to find a beautiful, heavy worsted that would look lovely on TV and also show the stitches well, and I knew just where to find it!

I use my friend London’s hand spun yarn in my classes for just this reason, so I asked her if I could use some of her yarn in the segment. She’s branching out, spinning more and more (and dyeing a lot of new stuff, too) and sells her stuff on etsy.

I just love her colors, they make me giddy happy!

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