All you west coast knitters signed up for Stitches West classes yet?
I'm down for "The Perfect Sleeve" class with Jean Frost on Thursday afternoon, and another -- "First Choices" -- on Sat afternoon with Sally Melville. I haven't taken classes from either instructor before, but heard that Sally Melville is amazing. Anyone have any first had experience with these folks? And anyone notice how the cover of the Stitches West brochure, although it has a bit of a retro-eighties feel to me, definitely appears to be trying to up its hip factor and appeal to younger knitters? Interesting,...
Since the monster headaches plaguing me for the past few months are finally calming down (knock wood) I've been picking up the knitting again. As a result, the blob that is the Fir Cone Square shawl is getting blobbier by the day. I'm about halfway through the last lace pattern repeat at 800 (yes, EIGHT HUNDRED) stitches per row (!!!) so it's an enormously lucky thing to get through a single round at one sitting. At least the Silky Wool is great to work with, though the yards and yards or institutional gray (what was I thinking?) is getting a old. Here's a marginally poor pic of the edging thus far:
And thanks to everyone for all their congratulations and good wishes on the being knocked up thing -- you all rock!