Get Your Knit On

Knitting has really been experiencing an upsurge in popularity these days. Used to be that it was just something we associate with grannies and aunties, but not anymore! Knitting is, dare I say it, hip! From young IT professionals who want something tangible they can actually create in the real world to avant-garde guerilla-knitters who make very public knitting installations grafitti-style, knitting is suddenly new again. NPR's "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook just did a show called The Resurgence of Knitting, available for download as a podcast on iTunes. After listening, I'm just dying to get the needles clacking! Here's what's next...

Knitscene Magazine's Camellia Shrug
This is my next project plan. The lace-work on the back and sleeves is just gorgeous, but not so delicate-looking that it becomes too precious. You could just as easily throw it on over a tank top as a dress. Can't wait to get started!

I've got another fun thing coming up. In March I'm taking a knitting class at WEBS in Northampton... Explore Entrelac with Rosemary Drysdale. Entrelac is a style of knitting that produces a distinct basket-woven look, and who better to learn it from than a master knitter who literally wrote the book on it? I'll let you know how it goes, and of course post all resulting projects!


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