Saturday, February 09, 2008

Farewell to the Knitting Garden {deep breath, sigh...}

The Knitting Garden in Westlake, OH - where I have spent the last two years teaching classes and helping people with their knitting - has closed. I will miss the camaraderie of many wonderful women (Christine, Jackie, Dawn, Robin, Debbie D., and Debbie G, Joan, just to mention a few). We have promised each other that we would meet on a regular basis to knit together.

I am still sad for the loss but there is some good news - I still get to do what I love the most... help people with their knitting. I am now with River Colors Studio in Rocky River, OH (just down the road). I got to meet lots of nice knitters this week and Erica Gadomski, the owner, a talented artist, is great with color and a very nice person.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Gathering Intentions, kind of....

I just love cable sweaters, especially cardigans because they can be opened to let in a little air. I had some Cascade 220 in color 4002,a dark charcoal color that looks good with everything. I chose the Gathering Intentions pattern by Fiona Ellis in her book, Inspired Cable Knits

I decided to add a zipper down the front and because the yarn was a different gauge (because I used a US7 to get a firmer fabric) I had to add extra cables here and there.

My desire to wear this is overriding my true knit-yearnings. I am choosing this project over the others just so I can get it done AND WEAR IT.
The back and one sleeve is finished so I may have a FO to post soon.