Well, I totally failed to do my two blog entries last week, but I did teach 3 new people to spin in a spindle class and re-skeined a whole bunch of the knit the bridge yarn. good excuses? Today I thought I’d tell you about a class that has been added to the schedule. On facebook here.
(baby) Sweater Design Workshop
April 27th, 1-3 – $40 for two session, second session to be worked out with attendants
In this class you will begin to understand measure and fit on the simple form of a baby/toddler/child. In the first class, we will discuss your vision for your sweater, math to make it fit, and all the knitty gritty. This part will include lots of handouts and talking about sweater construction (top down, pieces, bottom up etc.). You will probably even cast on. In the second class, you will have knit a bit and you can come back at me with your questions.
Yarn: Cosymakes Snapdragon Worsted, Main Color – 140(170, 200, 230, 250) yd [128(155, 183, 210, 251.5) m], Contrasting Color – 65(70, 80, 90, 100) yd [59(64, 73, 82, 91.5) m]*
Needles: 7 US [4.5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] circular, or whatever size needles you need to get gauge
Gauge: 5 sts/in. [2.5 cm]
Sizes: 12 mo. (18 mo., 24 mo., 2, 4) OR chest size 18(19, 20, 21, 23) in. [45.7(48.3, 50.8, 53.3, 58.4) cm]
When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, a three page automatic download in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.
pattern raveled here. my project raveled here.
*sorry for the lack of skeins in this. i have a bunch of new colors, they’re just not re-skeined yet. if you’re looking for something in particular, you can email me at cosymakes (at) gmail (dot) com.
two for the babe. you’ve seen them before. i was working on a pattern, but i think i’m going to let this one go. it’s not quite what i want yet.
a 12 month size one he wore last winter.
and the orange striped one (18 mo. size) fits now! they both have handspun in them.
indeed, this fits even better right now than it did in these photos. i can’t believe how fast he’s growing… those pants no longer need to be rolled!
raveled here and here.
another finished knit!
snapdragon sport, size 12 mo. for a friend’s babe.
i’ve been getting requests from friends for larger sized boy stuff (not baby) so i thought this sweater would be perfect… then i remembered it was knit in sport weight! so there will be a sport weight pattern for the small crowd (12, 18, 24 months) and an aran variation for the larger boy set (2, 4, 6, 8). i think i’ll do the same for this little sport weight dress.
this is the main color, the other two colors i have not managed to photograph yet to get them into the shop. and now i am sick of sport weight yarn… although maybe a shawl on a nice size 7 needle (or larger!). this little one is raveled here.
finally a photo! i know, i know. a phone photo, but photos none-the-less. better than nothing. and perhaps now an apology i will have to make over and over :)
including last minute ties since he wasn’t about ready to leave that hat on his head. and clearly with plenty of room to grow! he’s also sporting a cute sweater grandma made him.
it has been busy over here! my husband, who is an adjunct professor at 2 colleges/universities, is done for his semester. which gives me a bit of time to work… meaning business work, but also housework and other odds and ends. sadly, not quite as much woolie work as i would want.
this sweater just needs the underarms grafted. but it doesn’t need to be done right now, so probably won’t be.
three baby patterns just need the math written up so i can get them to test knitters.
i’ve been busting out a shawl for a friend who is moving away very soon. there will also be a pattern for this one.
and i need to spin some hair for a doll my mama is making the babe. who, by the way, is passing the baby stage entirely too fast!
plus, my biggest wish, is to get the studio in a decent state so i can start having open studios in the fall! but i’ve got all summer to do that minus big trips to MT, AK, and a cross country drive. we’ll see. this week we’ve been enjoying ben’s break with long walks, trips to the park, home cooked meals, and plenty of daddy/baby jogging/walking expeditions. not to mention, naps for all. and today i got to sleep in until 9.
and i’ve been particularly enjoying this.
hope you’re having a nice spring!