Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Glimpse of Session II

I'm still walking on air after Sunday's close of Session II of the spring Knitaway in the Studio. 

Mini Highland Triangle Shawls in the works
 A lively and lovely group, these knitters kept me on my toes the whole week.  It was pretty much non-stop knitting and great conversation, plus we covered a lot of techinques.  Top notch knitters, every one.
Here are some pics to give you a wee glimpse ..... 
Ann's good day Sunshine by

Chela's excellent swatch for her Noro dress to be

Leigh's Intarsia skills

Karen's gorgeous shawls

Kathie's Knitaway 2012 Shawl beautifully completed!

Diane's Simply Garter Vest makes me want to knit another one myself!

Marsha's miraculous Enchanted Forest Jacket.  You can see this story had a happy ending.

So now you see what I mean.  And there was even more.  All I can say is
Huzzah!  for these wonderful knitters.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Denver Alpaca Fiesta!

     If you are in town this weekend check out the Denver Fiber Fiesta.  Loads of outstanding alpaca animals and some lovely yarn and fibers too.  Educational, entertaining, and stash enhancing.  And did I mention it's free?   It's at the National Western Stock Show complex in the events center.  Even the parking was free yesterday when the Knitaway knitters made the scene.

    We got an education in what makes for a prize winning alpaca by just watching the judging of the classes.  There are obstacle course, trekking, events and even a costumed alpaca event.   As one of the Knitaway Knitters declared, this alpaca party was an ELB, an Extra Life Bonus.  Do go take a look if you can.   Get yourself some ELB energy.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Session II, a snowy start

      Another spring storm blanketed the Studio Garden yesterday, just in time for the Knitaway Session II knitters to arrive.  It was the best kind of snow though, wet and beautiful but not sticking on the pavement.  Just enough to grace the grape hyacinth with chilly frosting.  White rain.

    Here's a glimpse of  the Studio right before the knitters arrived.  I love my knitting corner, especially when the room is filled with other knitters.   It's warm and cozy in here today and I look forward to some lively knitting with this charming group.   Oh! and the sun is brightly shining,

    The Studio space certainly embraces a smaller number of knitters than the old Knitaways used to draw.  I have to admit that I am liking the the new, more intimate dynamic.  The good old days of 25 lovely knitters taking over a lodge were fantastic, no mistake about it. Great memories.  Now though, with seven Knitaway knitters in each session, I can actually spend time with each one and get a feel for what they are knitting.  Plus it's never really been my style to need a megaphone (or a sound system) to share the gentle topic of knitting.  Just sayin'.  Different times, different Knitaway...change is very good.
     Can you tell I'm happy in my work?  Now....  Let the Shetland Shawls begin!