Retreat and Other Knitting News

It was the perfect West Coast Weekend for Knitting, low grey clouds, moving lazily across the mountains and some rain - beautiful.

The Retreat is over and like normal it went much too fast!  Thirty-seven women, one baby,  Emily and myself, adds up to forty-one jam-packed experiences!  This retreat ran very smoothly and seemed to be well received.  We saw some incredible projects – check out the slide show – from Anita’s not so basic socks to the most incredible lace and everything in between!  Hamish, the baby, got to model quite a few garments.

Pink lace shwl, half circle, edged in lace - Photo credits Rose Callahan?

Over the Retreat weekend Vogue Knitting put up their Spring Preview.  I discovered this Saturday evening and went dancing around my room.  The pictures are so beautiful!  The magazine itself, Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2012 will go on sale early March!  The shawl was knit with Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk 4-ply and the beaded socks with Lorna’s Laces Solemate.

Beaded Ankle Socks - photo credits Rose Callahan?

I am working on a couple of idea’s for submission to Vogue – they are almost ready to submit and then we will see if there is any interest!

Meanwhile, the KAL is progressing quite nicely.  I have just added the second section and I am working on the 3rd and 4th sections right now.  There are over 200 people in the Ravelry Group and about 33 projects on the projects list and quite a few more queued.  It is so exciting to the yarns and  beads to combine and create new looks.

Lace Dark of the Morning - Photo credit Fiona!

I love Fiona’s lace version.  The extra repeats make the pattern much more interesting.  I may have to try a lace version as well, maybe wide enough to be a shawl!

Happy Knitting


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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