The contest over at the Afghans for Afghans group on Ravelry is now over, and I managed to punch out a couple of small items at the close, one pair of mittens, one pair of socks. Yay! It was a really good time – we made 90 pairs of mittens and socks and hats for a worthy cause.
Super-secret knitting continues, although I can show a wonderful gradient yarn that I am using. This is Knitcircus Thrilling, fingering weight 80/20 Superwash merino/silk blend. The colorway on the left is Nightfall, and the one on the right is Summer Afternoon. I took this to Knit Night, and there was generalized oohing and aahing. You probably should check out her website at Knitcircus.com. Don’t blame me if you get hooked!
Finally, and I’m really excited about this – I will be starting a new class at Bluebird on creating the sweater of your dreams with CustomFit! As part of the class, you’ll get your measurements taken (and totally private, right?), review the options for creating a pattern, talk about (and work on) a swatch, so that you can generate a personalized pattern just for you!
I was a beta test-knitter, so I’ve been through the program, and I gave it a review here and here if you want to see how wonderful it is! It’s a great way for newer knitters to knit a successful sweater instead what I knit. Yeah, never did wear that sweater!
The first CustomFit class will be next Friday, April 11th – go here for sign-ups, and know that we will be offering this multiple times!