I have finally had some time to look over all the pictures from England, and I have located a particular one that I wanted to post. While in the beautiful village of Broadway we literally walked right into a yarn shop. Actually, in England, if you want yarn, you must call it wool. So we literally walked right into a WOOL shop. The owner, Pat, was lovely in every way, and I came out of the store with 6 skeins of Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply merino wool in a beautiful hue of coral. I talked with Pat about what's hot in knitting in the UK, and while socks are knit there, they are not the huge hit that they are here in the states. Here is a picture of the two of us in the shop.Pat's shop is perfect in every way....a great selection of quality yarn, friendly advise, and she even had needlepoint for sale. Are you getting the drift of this needlepoint thing with me? I am in love with needlepoint!!! I love the finished product, and I love doing it. It's the perfect way to calm down while enjoying colors and wool.
Tomorrow I am flying off to Chicago for Stitches Midwest, which is always a good time. I will be teaching Knitting Backwards, Thumbing the Purl, Tradition!, Kumihimo, and The Ripple Effect.
I am hoping to score a few of the Signature circular needles which are just out.
For Stitches East, which will be in Hartford, CT on Oct 28-31, I will be teaching a new class called Double Dare. It is double knitting with double colors using two hands.
I will be teaching at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival on Oct 14-17. I LOVE sheep and wool festivals, because not only is there yarn there, but also all things dealing with yarn....rovings, fleeces, spinning wheels and spindles, etc. It's an amazing array of color and texture.