Wednesday, September 07, 2005

First - the blog change was for several reasons - one, I decided there was enough darkness in the world, I wanted to brighten up a bit. And boy-howdee, did I ever? Plus, I discovered that for some reason the format I had done on the other blog template did wonky things on Macs, while looking okay on PCs. Every attempt to fix this made something else go extra wonky. A total revamp (still in the works as I finalize spacing in the sidebar) and we get this eye-shocking thing.

What a fun weekend! Now I need a nap!

Saturday began with a class taught by Beth Brown-Reinsel (which she pronounces RENsel, despite my growing up with someone who prounounced it RINEsel) - it was her Top-Down Aran Class hosted by a local guild and organized (to my knowledge) completely by Genia, who did a fantastic job.

Here's Beth showing the sweater we'll make, and this is what I did in class


You don't believe me?

Okay, no I didn't finish the little sweater, that was Beth's class sample. But it was a great workshop, well organized and supplied, and Beth was a pleasure.

She also brought some of her other work for us to see - like this table full of samples for the other workshops she leads

And this one that made me angry - the pile next to the sweater are some of the swatches she made before starting the sweater.

Yeah, yeah, fine, I'll swatch dammit. (don't you hate when that's the answer?)

A dear friend came to visit Sunday and we played on Main Street, Ellicott City all day. Monday we watched movies and sat and knit. Both days were delightful. Another busy weekend is before me, so I'm considering curling up in a ball under my desk here to catch up on sleep.

But before I do that, one more photo for the women in my knit group that I saw Monday night.
Would I make something like that up?


Blogger brandy said...

Now I really want to make that little sweater. However, I have absolutely no idea what I would put it on. Sure, we have plenty of stuffed animals, but the one it is most likely to fit already has a sweater which I made for him. Anyway, it is really adorable. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I took that class too, two years ago! Wasn't it fun? I have one of those same little aran sweater, currently residing on one of Emma's teddy bears.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Love the new blog design. It's easier to read now, plus it's my favorite color, too!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Was I among the many who tho't you really knit that sweater is class? Please say yes.
Glad you had a great week-end w/you know who & hope you have a great upcoming one too.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Hey, my mom was at the class also. Unfortunately I couldn't make it, but I want to attend Beth's class in December at Springwater Fiber in Alexandria. My mom said she kind of gave up at the end because it was too hard for her. She says at her age its hard to learn new things! But she really enjoyed the class and meeting everyone. Her name is Mal - did you happen to meet her?

9:31 AM  
Blogger erica said...

I loved the Norweign Mittens class I took from Beth in 2003. It was fabulous, but I ended up ripping out my mittens to start over and haven't restarted them. The blue mitten with the stars is the sample for my class. :)

I also know what you mean about the blog design issues on the mac. I'm still trying to figure out how to fix my design issues without completely overhauling the whole blog.

10:51 AM  

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