A busy month after a slightly
I arrived in Boston
last Wednesday night, smack on the heels of the election on Tuesday,
and didn't stop laughing or smiling until I flew home.
I just love the East Coast, I love Boston, I love all
of New England.
I love the ocean, the lobsters and the very nice beer (be-ah!)
Oh - and the knitting! The calibur of the knitters in my
classes was amazing - they were all so engaged and SO hard working,
they made me very proud! It's the best thing a teacher can
see - a hard working class.
We laughed a LOT, I got to spend some glorious time with my friend
Norah Gaughan, I got to meet folks I'd only emailed or heard on a
podcast (hey Guido!)
and I got to have unlimited cups of Yorkshire Gold
Earl Grey and Dunkin Donuts (something
that's not so easy to find here
in the great frozen midwest...)
How do you solve a problem like
work in Amy's Office any day!
helps you knit faster.
| Knitting Currents
After showing off a wimple type of garment for a few months, I've
finally written up the pattern and it's now up
for sale on my website
. It's adorable, but even
better, it's WARM! I've
been wearing it around, when I put a dark scarf over it I look like I'm
ready for a bus and truck of The Sound Of Music. What more
can one ask of a pattern?
I knit my
sample up using Buffboo, a magnificent 75% Bamboo/25% Bison laceweight
yarn from Buffalo Gold
that has the most amazing natural lustre. It knits much nicer
than any other laceweight I've used, just stunning.
Most of my knitting time in Rhode Island was spent
working on a new Lornas
sweater for Yarn Forward
The yarn is Swirl Chunky
in Amy's Vintage Office
colorway, and it's one of the most glorious yarns I've knit with in a
long time! Thank
you, Beth, for coming up with such a dream yarn!
I also just finished a sort of poncho / wrap / skirt / beach coverup
thing for Interweave Knits using Blue Moon's
Lucious in color Spinel.
I've just opened a bag of yarn from Brown
, also for an Interweave Piece. This will be a
plaid jacket (summer weight) and I'm as curious as anyone else as to
how the whole pattern will come together.
Stay tuned... (the
jacket is due in December, so I'll definitely know by then!
Don't forget, Flipknits make a TREMENDOUS stocking stuffer! Give
them to the right person and you might even get a pair o socks back...
After my Boston classes I headed down to Pawtucket, RI to teach at Slater Mill.
It's hard to express how quickly this lovely, compact
historic site insinuated inself into my heart.
a lovely place, the buildings are simple and well maintained, but best
of all was the stunning mill pond and river, the spashing falls, and
the inviting benches in the sun. I
met many magnificent knitters - and a few locals with whom I shared
some of those benches.
showed up each day at least an hour before my class so I could sit and
knit and watch the water flow over the falls. That was time
But I never saw the Slater
really wanted to...
My suitcase did
fall off of a chair during one class, but I think that was a balance
problem. Beer did not enter into it, I don't care what Norah says.
My classes were taught in room behind the top row of 3 windows, below
the row of 2 windows. Very cool.
|My Own Cruise
been told that even with the fearful economy, the Caribbean Cruise is
drawing a lot of interest. Perhaps folks are looking for a
nice reward for a winter of scrimping?
I'll be co-teaching with Drew Emborsky (the Crochet Dude)
on a Craft
Cruise with a strong focus on crochet (but lots of knitting, too!)
you book your cruise, please be sure to mention you're interested in
the cruise with Annie Modesitt! The first 15 who sign up and
my name will receive a set of all of my books,
$280 for the weekend, which
includes 9 full hours of knitting lessons (by me!) and
double occupancy accommodation (you'll
share a room) and continental breakfasts.
|Email Barb or
or 952-994-5754 to make reservations at
MN on Green Lake
- Sunday, Nov 14
a swatch - Friday Evening
from swatch to bag - Sat Morning
with bag - Sat Afternoon
felting tips - Sun Morning
3010 Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
of Jan 16th
Love your Lace!
Time and Date to be determined
(& Knit!) Cruise
Prices start at $949 for a full week of sailing and classes!
"Annie Modesitt" (reference
code: Annie M) when requesting information!
5 - 12
Specific Classes to be determined.
I'll be teaching both knit and crochet classes. The
first 15 to sign up and mention my name will receive my full set of 7 books,