This hat is knit from yarn leftover from a toddler-sized sweater I made years ago. I still love this yarn. It is superwash merino in a worsted weight, dyed by Tess' Designer Yarns. I bought it at MDSW, of course!
I had a question about how I made the pom pom on the Slow Burn Hat. All my pom poms are made on the Doodle-Loom product (which refers to pom poms as "pom pons" - I don't get that).
Knitters' Day Out is only 2 weeks away. I realized that I have some more homework to do before then.
My Friday night workshop is called Sock Party, taught by Carol Breitner, owner of Carol's Sockery in Falls Church, VA.
Supplies: (1) Two or three completed pairs of socks that you knit yourself. If not available, bring photos of them; (2) a sock project in progress; (3) Extra yarn and needles for practicing techniques. Smooth, solid, light-colored yarn, partial skein(s) for swatching, appropriate dpns or circs. Yarn can be sock weight, mid-weight or worsted, anything you can work with comfortably.
Homework: A written list of two or three sock-knitting questions or problems and two or three of your favorite sock tips or techniques. These will be collected at the beginning of class.
Material Fee: None
Prerequisites: Experience knitting many pairs of socks
My Saturday workshop is called Seven Things that can “Make or Break” a Sweater™, taught by Margaret Fisher (one of the 2008 "guest teachers").
Supplies: Homework swatches, needles and yarn used to make swatches (smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles), basic knitting accessories.I signed up for the sock class because I make a lot of socks and I'm always eager to talk with other sock knitters. Charlene Schurch is going to be one of the guest teachers at KDO '08, but I surprised myself by not signing up for one of her workshops. (You are limited to one workshop with a guest teacher.) I signed up for the sweater workshop because Sharon has requested a handknit sweater, and I decided to try making the pattern myself, ala EZ or Maggie Righetti. This is going to be FUN!
Homework: With smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles, knit swatches as follows:
Swatch 1: Cast on 18 sts. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 2". Place sts on a stitch holder.
Leave some yarn (several yards) attached.
Swatch 2: Cast on 23 sts. Work in st st for 2". Place sts on a st holder. Leave some yarn (several yards) attached.
Swatch 3: Cast on 10 sts. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 2". Place sts on a stitch holder. Leave yarn attached.
Materials fee: None