Did you Know?….

Lace Detail

That it takes approximately 15 min to wind 1400m of laceweight yarn.  I have had much experience with winding laceweight in the last 2 weeks. 

Getting ready for a retreat requires many hats and winding yarn is only one of them.  The retreat handout is almost done – it will be about 16 pages of words, charts and pictures.  The charts are all large and coloured and with the words and pictures the handout hopefully will illustrate the Shetland Lace techniques that I will be trying to teach.  The computer has been very helpful and I say this with tongue firmly in cheek – I have spent almost as much time trying to undo what it wanted to do as I have creating my own charts!!  If my tongue had not been in cheek – the air would have been blue!!  Almost as blue as the sky last sunday!

The View From Pipers Lagoon, Sunday Jan 30th.

Gary Oaks and Arbutus at Pipers Lagoon

Last Sunday was gorgeous and I made it out for a wonderful walk!  It helped to clear my head and my temper and I went home to a much better behaved computer!  Or maybe my mood improved my computer abilities!

The Diamonds and Madeira Shetland Shawl is approx 12 rounds away from finishing the border, by tomorrow night I hope to start the edging!  It will be finished by the end of the week (or by the end of the retreat!!)!!  The Sweet Georgia Cashsilk is heavenly to knit. 

Lace "Bag"!

 The silk is smooth and the cashmere has given it great loft and softness and the cashmere is blooming as it is knit.  The Shawl is in the “bag” stage, all of the border stitches are gathered up onto the circular needle as I knit.  I can hardly wait until I start the edging and the shawl will open up and the lace will be visible.

I am waiting to hear from Vogue Knitting – as to when they want/need the pattern and which issue it will be in.  The beginning of a new adventure!
Happy Knitting
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About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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