On Teaching

Donna softened the shades in her gloves.  The tones are the same but all scaled down.

Donna softened the shades in her gloves. The tones are the same but all scaled down.

The Fair-Isle glove class ended this week.  For the last 3 weeks, 6 students and I have been exploring the colourful world of Fair-isle and some of the possible ways to combine colours!  It has been a wonderful adventure.

Peat Fingerless Mittens - born from a pile of colours on the counter.  Still with one ot knit!

Peat Fingerless Mittens – born from a pile of colours on the counter. Still with one to knit!

Teaching is the ultimate in learning for me right now.  Each time I teach, I learn from the students and the questions they ask.  This time I learned about colours.

Corrie's Mitten with it's Autumn tones is the richest of the colourways - and one that wouldn't be easy for me to create, but once seen, - gorgeous!

Corrie’s Mitten with its Autumn tones is the richest of the colourways – and one that wouldn’t be easy for me to create, but once seen, – gorgeous!

When working with colours I get to explore colour combinations that are outside of my box and discover variations that I had never considered.  Education is always a two way street!  As I helped Martha find the colours for her mittens I discovered the colours for my third pair of mittens/gloves – Peat Mittens.  As I piled the colours from the bin on the counter – there they were just sitting out on the counter piled one on top of the other.

The combers were rolling in and the beach was covered in lots fo flotsam.

The combers were rolling in and the beach was covered in lots fo flotsam.

The waves created there own still life out of the debris piled up by the waves.

The waves created their own still life out of the debris piled up by the waves.

We have just returned from our second walk of the day – a short one.  The rain had stopped and we just buzzed down to the beach to take advantage of the rain stopping.  It was pouring this morning when we walked.  Windy and blowing and with snow mixed into the rain.  Kind of depressing.

Everything was sparling with drops of rain this morning!

Everything was sparkling with drops of rain this morning!

This afternoon the wind was blowing, it was still cold, but the moisture in the air was sea-water and the walk was wonderful.  Very invigorating.

Now I am inside, it is getting dark and the day is quieting; I am sipping some Eggnog Tea from “Steeped”, a gift from a friend.  It is very good.  It is in my Christmas Elf Mug, a gift from a friend last year.  I feel very secure and happy at the moment!  surrounded by “friends” and knitting.

Happy Knitting

Lynette

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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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