Sunday, October 28, 2007

Knit weekend

As I was updating this website yesterday (putting in links and all that) I noticed that my Houston LYS had an ad on their website for a class in entrelac knitting starting today. Furthermore, the shop was hosting knitting legend Kaffe Fassett that very same afternoon, for a signing of his newest knitwear book.

Kaffe is famous for his colorwork designs and to be honest, I'd never been very fond of the designs. However, being the celebrity snob that I am, I figured I had to go and see the guy. The shop was crowded with ladies of all ages, many of them sporting their very own handmade Kaffe designs. I got my very own autographed copy of the new book and am, to be honest again, seriously reconsidering my opinion of Kaffe's designs. The samples from the book that he brought to the signing are simply drop-dead gorgeous, in rich earthy and warm tones and have the feel and look of ancient tapestries. So, I guess I have another 20 objects on my to-knit list!

The entrelac class started today. I signed up for it yesterday and also got the supplies: 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon yarn, and I dutifully did my homework of knitting the 8 starting rounds last night. In class today I made the first tier of triangles and started the first diamond tier. I also learned to knit backwards (wow!). So far I'm having such fun that I doubt I'll knit anything but entrelac from now on!!


Lisa said...

It was a pleasure to meet you at the signing. I hope that the class continues to be so wonderful. You might have just inspired me to try it as well. It remains one of the last techniques that I have never tried....

Herdis said...

Thanks Lisa, it was really nice to meet you and all the other Houston knitters too :) I'm curious, how did you find my website? Through ravelry?

Also, I'd say, definitely go and try entrelac. It's supereasy once you get the hang of it. I'm already more than halfway through my bag, after 4 hours on a plane and in airports. I love it!