I am going to Churchmouse Yarns and Teas on April 1st!!

I am sooooooooo excited about my upcoming trip to Bainbridge Island, Washington (close to Seattle, just in case you needed some spatial orientation)! It is the home of Churchmouse Yarns and Teas and it is also where I will be taking a workshop on Fair Isle knitting. I am going with my friend Barbara and both of us are acting like two giddy schoolgirls, talking back and forth about the arrangements, the class, the trip, what to take and so on...I feel like I am waiting for a new toy to arrive and it's stuck in the mail somewhere. I am in love with the Churchmouse patterns and have knit two of their cashmere berets.

Isn't it lovely?

What do you think of my chart keeper in this picture? It may not be fancy but it works for this big chart-ha ha!

I know fair-isle sounds really scary, but it isn't so bad. While I have not done it on a big project yet, I have steeked some swatches and it's really neat! Knitty posted a great article by Wendy D. Johnson (aka Wendyknits) about this age old technique.

Janine Bajus will be teaching this workshop and this is the Tam we will be working on along with swatches and anything and everything Fair Isle. You can see the nice stranding of colors on the inside. It is such a lovely way to knit! If you have never tried it,  I hope you will.

Most of you know how big I am on learning new things to build up our knitting confidence. This takes patience, but will take your knitting confidence over the top. Here's to learning something new today and remember- it's only knitting!

As always happy knitting and crocheting!


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  1. Oh fun! I am from the Seattle area, and wish I'd have knit when I lived there. Enjoy!

  2. I love knitting and am doing it while browsing your blog!

  3. That's a talent I have yet to master! I am impressed!