Oh gosh, stuff has been piling up. First, for Portlanders, I’m teaching a class on my sideways edge cast-on, and sideways bind-off (used in Betiko and Wild is the Wind), at Twisted on Tuesday November 29th. See all Twisted class info here. If you like the idea of the technique, but can’t wrap your head around it, here’s your chance for some hands-on help!
Complete info from the Twisted schedule:
Sideways edge cast-on and bind-off workshop
$30 With Lee Meredith
Learn how to knit a sideways edging (perfect for a brim or cuff) while casting on stitches along the edge at the same time, avoiding the need to pick up stitches or sew seams later. Then learn the reverse – add a knitted on sideways edge to a piece while binding off the stitches at the same time.
Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov 29, 5-8pm
Materials: Any yarn of your choice (a weight that you like working with best, something smooth and easy to work with), needles sized to match – a circular needle is recommended (everything will be worked flat, but the flexible cord will make it easier to see what’s happening), and a stitch marker.
So that’s that, now onto non-Portland-specific stuff. A couple things from awhile back that never made it to the blog (till now!)… I was interviewed for the Knit Picks podcast, for their ebooks episode, about Game Knitting and also about how I started designing, etc.
I also did a blog interview over on je suis une monstre - head over there to read all about how I quit my day job to be a designer, my design process, and lots more…
And now to let you know what I’m currently up to – I know the next Remixed pattern, Freewheelin’, is supposed to be due soon, but it’s taking more redesigning and reknitting than planned… The yellow bulky sample which was supposed to be the final (or close to final) version of the pattern just wasn’t good enough and I ended up working out yet another new update (I’ve redesigned this pattern so many times, ohmygoodness the hours I’ve spent, sigh). So then I tried a super bulky sample of the new version…
…and I’m super happy with it! So now I’m on the final step of knitting up a worsted-ish weight sample, my last test and my main sample piece, and when that’s done the pattern will go out to testers and then finally out to Remixers. So that’s what’s going on there. This pattern really got away from me and took on a life of its own… the other Remixed patterns I’m in the beginning stages on should be quicker, fingers crossed.
And lastly, a heads up that I’m planning on starting another round of twitter trivia soon! If you follow me on twitter, look out for daily trivia questions for a chance to win a pattern coupon code each day! Yay!