Inspired

By JC | September 10, 2013

Last weekend’s test-run of my new Wedge Shawl Design class went quite well, if I do say so myself. Oh, sure, there was a hiccup or two, and you know I’ll be making improvements to the class based on the feedback I got.

But what blew me away was how inspired the students were. Several spent the rest of the weekend knitting away on shawls of their own design; I loved seeing the progress they made. Others chafed at the chance to get home, pull some special yarn out of their stash, and get started.

Yes. That’s what the class was supposed to do.

Me, I resisted the urge to start another shawl myself. Instead, I whipped up a pair of mittens:

brioche mittens

Mountain Colors 4/8’s wool in Columbine

They’re all brioche: Half Brioche for the cuff, and Fluffy Brioche for the rest. Soon, they’ll be a surprise gift for a very special person. Ssh, don’t tell her…

2 Comments

Lee on September 16, 2013 at 6:16 am.

The class was wonderful and as soon as I have more than five minutes to rub together, I very much want to play with the charting. I also feel a need to report that Jeannette did, in fact, finish the shawl the night before getting on the plane and I got to show her how to do a suspended cast off (which was pretty much the proudest moment of my knitting life).

JC on September 16, 2013 at 7:56 am.

Glad you enjoyed the class, Lee! And, no, I’m not surprised Jeannette finished her shawl already.