Plotting, Planning and Scheming – But not much Knitting

Well, maybe not scheming!  But not much knitting – very unusual for me!

What a gorgeous colour! Brilliant blooms amongst all the greenery in Beban Participark!

I have started to put together the Summer Class idea’s yesterday.  If everything comes together I will have 5 workshops, 3 separate projects plus the painting project which takes two workshop days.  I might have to start a little earlier than last year if everything works out!

Nuno felting – no knitting – just playing with fibre and soapy water!  Create a scarf or shoulder wrap.  I have been wanting to do this ever since I saw it being done by Elizabeth (Spider’s Workshop), in Chile!

Samples are knit with Handmaiden Silk and size 8/0 beads. I'll have to work on some more patterning options and other colourways!

Beaded Bracelet – Double knit, bead knit, knit in I-cord edging – lot of interesting techniques combined into a small project – a bracelet with some kind of beaded bobble or ball closure.  Fun little project.  Perfect Christmas presents.

Some summer themed socks, lace or beads or something – not sure what yet!

And the Painting project – I am thinking a little tank-top with lace edging around the armholes and bottom – easy knitting, with a little challenge in the lace pattern.  Just paint the lace and leave the body natural or paint the lace and dyethe body solid, or if you are feeling adventurous – paint it all!

Feather and Fan Beaded Reticule for a Fall Class!

It has been a different kind of weekend – or at least it has felt like a different kind of weekend – without hardly any knitting!  My mind has been other places, planning future classes, I have even started to think about the fall schedule!

Punk Rock Thrummer!

The weekend sort of started on Saturday – which almost doesn’t count as I was working, teaching a Thrummed Slippers Class.  It was a fabulous class.  Everyone was relaxed and the laughter was flowing – as were the jokes – we were all in the mood to learn and have fun doing so!  It was one of those groups of people who meshed and worked together right from the moment the class started to the end of the class!  The best way to learn.  If you are interested there are more pictures here.

Thrummed Fascinator anyone?

I was tired at the end of the class, but in a good way.  I did not get much knitting done after I got home instead I read a book.  And that is the way the next two days have been, not much knitting, but lots of reading.

Like mittens? You will love this book!

I read a novel and then started in on my new knitting books and gave a couple of them a good going over.  I think that I might write a book review – it has been a while since I did that.  I have been too busy knitting to really read much!

The rest of the weekend, consisted of reading, visiting;  several friends came to visit at various times; planning Easter Dinner – looks like about 15 guests for dinner this year; planning the new garden; plus the regular chores, walking Sophie and relaxing.  But not much knitting.

It has been great weather for the Moss. A stone mountain of moss at Beban!

I’ll pick up my needles again this evening  – the weekend is over – quite a bit was accomplished, but it was a weird, almost surreal weekend – not much knitting!

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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2 Responses to Plotting, Planning and Scheming – But not much Knitting

  1. I haven’t been knitting much either, unfortunately it has been months rather than a weekend! (that’s why I have been so absent in the knit along) Partly because my mom was visiting and we were always doing things together and with the girls. Now the girls are back at school I have been organizing the house.

    I have been playing with some fibre, felting and carding. I need to get some pictures up of the different techniques I have been trying. Felting with a resist is really interesting!

    My girls love seeing photos of Sophie, she is so cute! (we have a blue heeler mix named Cotton)

    • HI Cita!
      It sounds like life had been busy! Visiting with your Mother must have been wonderful and it is sad when familly leaves after a long visit.
      I need to organize my home, having a puppy has certainly pointed that out! I would love to see what you have been doing. Yesterday I picked up some fibre to play with to try out the nuno felting. I am hoping for good weather this weekend!
      I’ll post a new picture of Sophie in my next blog posting. I am glad that your daughters are enjoying them.

      Have a great day!

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