Last weekend, Mom and I made the joyful trek up to Yarnover.
We took a Fearless Two Color Mittens Class from Mary Scott Huff. Mary started out the class with a simple exercise in stranded color work for those who needed a review or for those (like me) who had never tried it at all. The “fearless” aspect of this class was definitely for me. I took this class so I could conquer my personal “Dr. Strangelove” in knitting (i.e., “How I learned to stop worrying love the [fill in knitting-related fear]”).
Later on, Mary passed out her Nordica pattern for us to try. Here was my first try:
I tried again with firmer tension and smaller needles and got this:
We took a break at lunch to wolf down some food and chat with friends from my local knitting group. Everyone talked about their morning classes and the classes they were planning to take in the afternoon. I found myself wishing I could undergo a few rounds of cellular mitosis right then and there so that I could take everyone else’s classes as well as my own.
In the afternoon, Mom and I also took a Spinning and Plying Cabled Yarns class with Francine Ruiter. My first-time results were semi-successful.
I left Yarnover feeling jazzed about the new techniques I’d learned, particularly the Norwegian stranded color work.
I think my Ravelry favorites are about to be flooded with color work projects.