Hemlock always remind me of Socrates. So if you've never heard the world's shortest biography:
Socrates was a man. Socrates was a Greek. He went around telling everyone what to do. They poisoned him.
My Level three made it to the TKGA office. I think it will take close to 3 months to review, especially since the convention is this May, and they will all be busy with that.
I am also working on a "stash reduction" Blanket. I saw something like it on the Yarn Harlot's
Ravelry page. So I can't take credit for this one. It's great if you've got alot of yarn snippets and part used up balls of yarn. Some of you saw it last week.
This is a project my student's will love. No gauge swatch! No (real) counting! (if you can count to 3 you're set and even then if you don't feel like counting---don't).
Basically what I did was:
Size #9 (32") circular needles
Using a worsted weight yarn make a tail that is several yards long (don't measure--Esimate!!!) Start casting on (lontail) while your waiting for pages to load on the computer or reading emails or what ever. Cast on for about 1/2 hour with distractions. You should have 200 +/-
stitches. Don't count!! Should fill up your needles.
Choose a pattern stitch. I'm doing garter st. Then work one row with your cast on yarn. Cut yarn , leaving a tail. Pick another yarn from your stash and begin knitting with that. Tie the tail of this yarn together with the first yarn (fringe). Knit an odd # of rows (I've been doing 3 so far), cut yarn leaving a tail. Keep doing this until you feel like stopping. Or just keep going.
I am now on Twitter as lipizzanknitter (what else!!)