Wednesday, January 09, 2013

coming to a Winnipeg classroom soon...

Hello again!  I'm sorry (yet again) that these posts have been so sporadic...
I am slowly, slowly, trying to get back into having a little bit of a work life.  This begins January McNally Robinson, a local bookstore with a community classroom.  I'll be teaching a class on cloth diapering and using wool soakers.  This combines my work knowledge (wool, wool and...did I say--wool?) with the information I've gained while cloth diapering twins.  I hope it will be useful for others!  It sure would have been helpful for us to go to a class like this when we were expecting...!

That is followed by another class in early March on the topics in my book, Knit Green.  (links at right)  While the book was published in 2009, the information is still relevant.  I am hoping to get the "green" knitting conversation going again, at least locally, if I can.

Finally, here is a sneak preview of a v-neck pullover sweater I designed recently.  It is a one-of-a-kind garment at the moment; no pattern (yet), and knit out of some beautiful Polwarth blend yarn I bought when the owner of Rovings, a local spinning/knitting business, retired.  It is a very warm sweater!  Perfect for playing in our basement on those very cold -30F days when we don't leave home.  I'm currently at work on sweater #2, which is being done in more conventional yarns as I test out the pattern.
Right now we are struggling with a virus (fever, runny nose and cough) and I got to sit out on the front porch watching the snow fall after midnight last night...with a kid in the sling -wrapped in a wool blanket--to cool him down.  Sleep is a distant memory, but we're still hanging on here.  I'll try to drop by the blog more often...thanks for stopping by!

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