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Let’s catch up….

I have started so many blog post and not finished them that it should be a crime and they were good in the moment, but that moment has passed.

I forgot to tell you all about my exciting and liberating retreat with Amy Herzog.  It was hosted by The Knitting Boutique here in MD and I jumped at the chance to go.  I actually jumped at the chance last July and it wasn’t until March of this year.  I was very thankful of the payment plan and thrilled that it was just a couple of hours from me.  The location was divine as was the food and Amy.  I learned so much.  She is positively brilliant and if you get a chance to go to one of her events I can’t recommend it highly enough.  Her Custom Fit is just flipping genius.  Here in a nutshell is what is so brilliant.  I live south of the Mason Dixon line and worsted weight sweaters are pretty limited in these parts.  The beauty of Amy’s program is, find a yarn that makes you happy.  Swatch and block it.  She has a variety of swatch test to either ensure your success of not in her books and I did them all.  Yarn passed that test and it’s a DK, more wearable for these parts.  Here’s the touchy feely part, you have to take lots of measurements and this is all explained in her book.  Once you have your gauge and your measurements, off you go to here website, plug everything in and SHAZAM, a custom pattern just for you!!  No highlighting anything.  This sweater is destined for success.  I took a couple of pictures upon our arrival and then just melted into the wonderful weekend it was.

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The only picture I have of Amy!

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I will leave you with this peaceful picture.

It’s Sheep and Wool weekend here in Maryland.  Need I say more…..!

Hugs,

Michele

 

Holy Cardigan…..

Wow, what a morning!  I usually get on the computer while eating my breakfast and of course, I head to Ravelry to see what’s what in the knitting world today.  Well, today was a big day for Twist Collective and Brooklyn Tweed as they released their Fall 2013 must knits!!  I sat there and drooled for a good 45 minutes, faving and queing cardigans!  This is especially exciting because I just received some worsted weight yarn to dye.  I think it just might be MINE!

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I am in a cardigan frame of mind.  I immediately fell in love with a gorgeous cardi by Amy Herzog, pattern is Literati on Twist Collective and immediately bought the pattern!  I already have the buttons from my trip this summer.

I have been knitting shawls for the last couple of years and I still adore them, I just need something meatier to work on and this sweater is exactly what I wanted.  I just ordered some Aran weight yarn that I will dye for myself.  Yes, I will embark on some selfish knitting.

As I type this post, it is 87 degrees out, but it will get colder and a new sweater will be needed.

So what has you excited?  I’d love to hear about it!

Happy Knitting,

Michele