I’m spending a few days in Amsterdam, pretending I’m a local and ringing my bicycle bell to make the tourists get out of the way. I came here to teach a couple of classes at the always charming Penelope Craft, on playing with stitch patterns and shawl design. My students were wonderful and worked so hard even when I gave them the challenge of charting shaping in a challenging stitch pattern. I suspect we’re going to see some fun new shawl shapes from some of them soon.
Classes done, I’m having a delightful time doing as little as possible with Mr West watching silly movies, eating and, of course, knitting. I know a lot of knitters, but few of them are as absolutely content to sit and knit (JUST knit) as Stephen.
Congratulations to our Glenmore KAL prize winners! If you're still working on your Glenmore this blog series will stay up, so you can refer back to the tutorial for any section as you knit at your own pace. For inspiration and motivation check out all the lovely Glenmore projects here.