Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Classes, Classes & more Classes
The next class I took was basic cables. I have wanted to learn to make cables for the longest time. I love the look of them. They were not nearly as difficult as I expected them to be. I so enjoyed making the coffee cup cozy for class that I then used the same pattern but used larger needles and heavier yarn and made a cute little cowl for my dogs.
The next class, basic socks, was probably the most difficult for me but I want to get busy and try some more until I really get the hang of it. We used DPNs for the class which I am not fond of using so I am anxious to try a short circular needle to make a pair.
I am now in the process of taking two classes the first being a class on knitting gloves. They are knitted flat which makes them a little easier but I am anxious to learn how to do the fingers. I am using a sock yarn with angora in it. It is orange and magenta and ivory and has a self patterning to it that is striped with a fair isle type design. I am having so much fun with these. I think I will definitely be knitting more of these.
The other class that I am taking at the moment is knitting a lace cowl. I love crocheting lace patterns especially from a chart and that is how we are knitting this cowl. I have seen so many beautiful knitted lace shawl patterns and I want to someday soon knit one for myself.
That's all the classes I have scheduled so far but I still want to take some more socks classes as well as mittens and entrelac.
- Lisa Lian
- Thanks for checking out my blog. I have been crocheting and sewing for about 45 years. I learned from my grandmother and in 4-H. I started taking knitting classes about 5 years ago and I am obsessed with knitting. I am a self-taught jewelry maker. I also dabble in polymer clay and just about every other craft known to man. I love to go to garage sales, estate sales, flea markets and Goodwill. I love to take old things and revamp them in to something pretty or useful. I love to reuse old sweaters and clothing for the fabric, old jewelry and old home decor items. I like the idea of recycling and I also like to be able to make nice items without spending a lot on supplies. This, as well as being a pro bargain finder, helps me to keep my prices low. I am happy to take requests for special items You can find my items at lisalian.etsy.com.