Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Does this Line Ever Move?

Does this line ever move?

That's Eileen at the back of the line griping about the wait.  Her name is Eileen because she's always lurching.

The girls are wearing dresses 7, 8 and 9, and their matching cardigans.  If I had another dressform she'd be wearing dress 10 and it's partner cardigan, a just-about-done round yoke number.

But the girls are going to have to wait just a little longer -- I will present them one per week as this project wraps up. I have other news:

Are you busy on the weekend of January 17, 18 & 19? 
 I would love if you could join me for 

Friday, January 17: Opening Night Wine and Cheese Reception 6pm - 9pm, cost $10
Gudrun Johnston will be giving a presentation on the Shetland Islands and signing books, Thea Colman will have a trunk show of her exquisite knitwear, and I will have my Dress + Cardigan project on display.  

On Saturday, January 18, I'll be teaching
A Dozen Ways to Use Variegated Yarn
from  9 am until 1 pm. But it looks like the class has sold out!

On Sunday, January 19, I will be teaching
 Fried Chicken Mittens, Two at a Time  
from 9 am until 1 pm.
Learn to knit two Fried Chicken mittens at the same time.  I have rewritten my Fried Chicken Mitten pattern to include many sizes and detailed instructions on how to knit them simultaneously. The Fried Chicken Mitten has a sculpted thumb much like a chicken drumstick.  It fits well and serves well as a go to pattern.   Best of all, no second mitten to knit!  The pattern will not be launched until January 31; be first to learn the technique.
Notes:  Students will be learning the magic loop method of knitting two tubes simultaneously.  They will be provided a printed copy of an unreleased pattern, modified to cater to the time restraints of the class.  They will also be provided a digital copy of the same pattern, not modified.  I will supply the yarn and stitch markers, as well as a new circular needle.  I will need to charge a materials fee of $8 per student for the needle.  It is imperative that we have the right tools. 
Limit of 12 students.  Cost : $68.27 + $8.00

Link to Brown Paper Tickets ----->  here

Also, Thea will be teaching a design class on Saturday and Sunday. I have been a fan of Thea's for a long time: She has a keen eye for editing work and creating knitwear that is elegant and expressive.  

In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying your season, whatever it may be.


judy said...

Yay!!! Can't wait to see the girl lined up.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Oh Ellen, you crack me up. Eileen. I am sooo frustrated Slater Mill and VKLive are the same weekend. NOT FAIR!
Can't wait to see this line get out and greet the world...

Mary Lou said...

We call my sister Eileen 'Eileen Dover' and I am interested in that Eileen sweater in the back. Does it use Nash Island?

Ellen Mason said...

Is Eileen married to Ben? Ben Dover? That sweater is knit in a flake cotton -- super drapey.