For many of us this is a rare opportunity to learn, share, be inspired and surrounded by people who love this craft as much as we do. (By the way, I use the word craft in the sense of "master craftsmen" and not "arts and crafts". Just had to clarify.) It is not often that I find myself in such esteemed company, and boy am I excited!
The one little hiccup, is that I've spent the last 2 months in searing tropical heat, and it's been a little hard to find the motivation to work with wool. I've got a tableful of unfinished projects spread before me as I begin to assess what I can accomplish. If I'm going to be appropriately swathed in knits for this event I'm going to need focus and dedication.
I have exactly 21 days to:
- Block a wicked cute pair of cotton lace pajama shorts. Maybe find a nice ribbon for the drawstring. A girl's got to have cute knitted PJ's, right?
- Block and weave in the ends of a "Summit" shawl, knit in a taupe colored silk.
- Fix the graft on my Shaped Capelet and weave in the ends.
- Knit the second half of a Frost Flowers shawl in the most delicious teal angora (hand dyed by the extraordinary Blossom Fibers). Graft together, and block.
- Here's where the crazy comes in: Design, knit, and block a cardigan in sock weight Madeline Tosh merino. I've got a great idea for the design, can't wait to try it out, swatches have been on my idea board for ages... but 3 weeks for a complete sweater? Hummph... That lovely photo at the top of the blog? That's the wool that still needs to be balled (by hand as the ball winder and swift didn't fit into my suitcase).
See you in Manchester!