Well, I feel a bit like I have been cheating on my blog as I have been busily writing reviews of recent events that have been happening at the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo rather than writing posts, here. And, the deadline for entries for this monthly newsletter was moved up a week which put a cramp on my style as I wanted to finish a project I was working on, have it photographed, and have it included in the review I wrote about Nicky Epstein’s visit. Well, I did finish, I did have the photo shoot and I did enter one photograph as per wish. Remember when I wrote here about Nicky’s visit to Buffalo, the class I took, the flowers we made, and how I wanted to knit a keepsake of her visit? Here is my finished effort and let me tell you, so easy to create. I say create because once you’ve knitted all the flowers, there are a zillion ways you could configure to put this together.
There really IS a world beyond the classroom, I am discovering, and this weekend, this new world took me to my first fiber festival, the 11th annual Fiber Arts Festival of NY. Part of the adventure was representing the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo by volunteering to table-sit and meet folks who were inquiring about the guild and, of course the other part was to explore the many tents of fiber artists and have fun.
Sock yarn, miles and miles of stockinette, short rows, pattern directions about 12 pages long, and an odd shaping of the garment are the hallmarks of this project, designed by the talented Atelier-alfa from Ravelry. And, when you think you are finally getting somewhere, you hold up your beautiful project and notice OH, NOOO! My sweater has nipples! … Almonds? Nipples? They are Short Rows!