Thursday, February 18, 2010

Olympic knitting to me this year was going to be simple. Mindless. Two projects. Both totally possible to complete in the amount of time alloted. Here are Kidsilk Haze and Dream In Color in Chinatown Apple. A ribbed scarf.
But then Anne showed up in the afternoon and we started talking about Sprossling and the possibilities of knitting it up in Briar Rose's Sea Pearl. Enough said. It was on.
Anne Hanson, also known as Knitspot was here for the weekend doing some workshops! We were kicking off the olympics as a shop so she joined us for opening ceremonies at the local pub. We had some food, drinks, and a lot of this was going on.....Much too soon the night had to end. I woke up to this. Surely a sign of good things to come. Indeed it was! The day was filled with a great Sweater Fitness workshop. This was a 6 hour class designed to help you really figure out what your shape is, your exact measurements, and how to adapt knowing these things in your knitting to use them in the best way for your own body. I loved this. It was fabulous! I think it is something a lot of us as knitters need to put more thought into sometimes. The results can be amazing.
Anne was wearing Jackie's Leisure Jacket, her own design, when she pulled it out to show us in the sweater workshop all I could think and say was Chanel. This is an awesome piece. I fell in love. Such a versatile piece.....and a must in the wardrobe. Briar kept chanting to me. So this is my Jackie to be.........

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Anne. She is so lovely to be around. I wish I could have had even more time with her. I was sad when it was time to go. Hopefully she will be back in Germantown again soon!
I love when I have one of these workshops. When they go home I am so exhausted but my heart is full. My love for the craft is ignited. My mind is so full and satisfied.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the workshops.
Anne.....thank you for sharing your knowledge....and Grandma's cast on!

Hugs and love


Nartian knits said...

I saw that pic of you on Anne's blog too. Looked great! One day I'll be able to take a class from her.

lyn said...

Since I'm a knitting imbecile, I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about here half the time. But I do know you've a way with the words. So cool that you've found your 'voice' in your craft.

Robin said...

Such a fun Sunday with Anne, you, and the other knitters! Love the Kid Silk Haze and Dream in Color yarns - they look great together. That jacket was awesome - can't wait to see yours!

Marisol said...

Sweeeeet! You got to spend time with Anne! Ooodles of it from what it looks like:)

What a great class! I don't know that I want to know what my shape is though... she might take one look and say Apple - Ha!