Friday, December 28, 2007

The Amazing Cro Needle and other musings

I love winter and the snow! As long as I am inside and do not have to go any where. Here is what it looks like right now.

David Reidy, on his podcast Sticks and String, talks about the cro needle. And guess what we received today from Addi Turbo? It has a US 3 needle on one end and a C crochet hook on the other end. It is used to pick up stitches and then knit. This is a great invention for knitters.

In the meanwhile we are putting our heads together for a class schedule for this winter. Can't have you sitting home by yourselves. We plan on getting you down here and learning new techniques such as purl stitch texture patterns such as used in guenseys, fair isle color knitting, Norwegian lice and snowflake patterns, cables, lace scarfs, and baby booties.

Gauntlets anyone? They are filling up the netwaves with talk. Go to and look at their pattern for Fetching. We have two examples here - one is made out of Mission Falls wool and the other out of Lamb's Pride Superwash.