It’s all about lessons this week. First off, check out the scarflet one of my knitting students has just completed:
Check out those buttons!
I am impressed on several levels:
- Look at how neat that knitting is. This is Miriam’s first ever knitting project! The girl has good tension, no doubt about it.
- The wool is absolutely gorgeous and soft. I believe it’s a Rowan – more investigation needed.
- I love, love, love the button choice and the peek of burgundy wool at the heart of each button where she’s sewn them on.
- It’s so inspiring to see other people’s colour, wool and button choices.
Now, I happen to know that others from Karen’s Krafty Knitting Club will be reading this and thinking, Why didn’t Karen want to photograph my scarflet? (I know this because it was said to my face!) First of all, I defy anyone to see those cute buttons and not want to photograph them! But let’s remember that the whole reason I set up this blog was to share with the world my makes, none of which are ever perfect – a failing I regularly celebrate! When we fail or only just succeed, we learn. I am extremely proud of all my knitters, each of whom bring a different essential dynamic to the group.
Here endeth the lesson!
The other learning this week was on my usual evening at Morley College. As I cut and began sewing the toile of my V8667, I thought about the final fabric choice. I’d ordered a sample of some mushroom wool boucle, but it was just a bit brown. Then our tutor shared some fabric samples from Stone Fabrics:
The brown boucle is in the bottom left of the photo. Yeah. Not so brown as mud-looking. But ooh, that gorgeous deep magenta wool/cashmere mix… I’ve ordered two and a half metres. You know me – I love my strong colours!
Stone Fabrics has a cloth club, where you’re sent samples at regular intervals in the year. Other top tips for resources? There was a discussion about silk in the class and our tutor was able to recommend two London shops:
Pongees in Hoxton Square
Maison Henri Bertrand, Euston
So, there we are. We’ve all learned something now. Happy Friday, everyone!