Two Shout Outs

As a soon-to-be retiree, I am beginning to open my ears and eyes to life after employment.  When I spotted this opportunity with Deborah Newton, I just had to write about it.  I am so in love with her as a knitter due to her pristine attention to detail, especially in the finishing touches of a garment.  And, you see these touches written up in her patterns.  So, when following her advice, your finished garment has an air of professionalism that you do not see in every design and you notice in the fit and wearing. Following her over the years, both with knitting patterns and as an author, I highly recommend this destination experience, above.Here is a recent DN project.  I wear this garment, which is more like a jacket, so much that I don’t even bother to put it away, rather just lay it out for easy retrieval.  Here it is seen as an easy transition piece through the seasons.

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Project as seen on Ravelry

And, the book I’m referencing is Finishing School, a Master Class for Knitters and is stocked with techniques to apply to any of your projects.  I am a better knitter having taken time to read this.

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Here is the information on the above beauty and here is the information for the red crochet.

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And, then there is this Norah Gaughan opportunity.

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I have been known to take breaks between my knitting years, whether it be due to busyiness of life or the need/want to focus in a different direction.  Whatever the case, it was Norah and her patterns that drew me back into the knitting world some 12 years, ago.  So much that I was knitting almost exclusively her designs.  Seen below are all of her designs and maintain popularity in my wardrobe today.

Vogue Knitting Destination Opportunities, I am eying you!