It used to be that my plan was to move to Austin, and my plan didn’t have any shape beyond that. But because of my friends and this amazing thing called The Online, a better plan is coming into focus.
I have made the greatest connection with Stacy who just opened The Knitting Nest in south Austin. After only knowing me through verypink and a few emails, Stacy asked me to teach knitting classes at her store.
Now I have something to do once I get to Austin. I am so grateful. Not only does Staci own the greatest knitting store in Texas, but she is kind, generous, and sympathetic to my situation. I tell ya, it’s a great connection.
So now I have prep work to do before my move. I need to knit samples for the classes I’ll teach, as well as some shop samples for Stacy. Last time I was in Austin, Stacy sent me home with a metric ton of yarn to get me started. I’m glad that I’m a fast knitter. I have been busy.
Here is just the first of many things in the works…
|This crazy thing.
Doesn’t look like much, but it is The Number One pattern in it’s category on Ravelry.
This will be a shop sample.
|I’m sure that some of you recognize what this is already. I’m going to to play dumb for a bit.
|In Spanish: No.|
|In French: Non.|
|In Italian: No.|
|In English: Almost!|
|Viola! The Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann, from her book The Opinionated Knitter.
I swear, it looks nothing like a baby sweater while you’re knitting it. You gotta trust the pattern and press on.
Just a couple of seams, some blocking, and a few buttons needed now.
|Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a bed and a toy.
Both are destroyed equally in this house.