My weeks have been jam-packed with lively events. I celebrated my birthday in New York City during the Snowicanne where I met American hero Daniel Ellsberg…and visited the yarn shop Knitty City. I taught a fun Norwegian Sock Class at the charming Fibre Space in Alexandria Virginia, where with a lovely group of knitters, we knit socks, dined on delicious Norwegian fare and watched the Canada-US Olympic hockey game. Tuesday, I enjoyed a most inspiring visit to the archives of The Textile Museum where scholar Ann Rowe kindly showed me their mind-blowing collection of Andean Knitting.
That’s three posts at the very least! And what about the Ravelympics? I medaled in Nordic Colorwork Combined.
But my laptop broke. Ugh. It will be fixed on Monday, but it won’t be till I return to Maine that I can re-install all my favorite programs that allow me to do the things I like to do, and post the stories I’d like to. I’m lucky to be able to borrow a friend’s “retired” laptop, however it has so many aggravating quirks that I limit my time using it, least I become bald from hair-pulling.
I offer you a glimpse of Michele’s darling Swan Sock above. I provide students with a bunch of charted patterns that they can pick and choose from if they want to try their hand at designing their own socks. I also offer a complete sock pattern designed for the class. But more on that later, when my laptop is back in action!