Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Home Again


Oh, how quickly life resumes to normal. On my way home from Maine I stopped off in Wisconsin for four fabulous days of knitting camp. My third summer in a row, it was wonderful to spend time with friends old and new. What more could a girl want than to be able to knit all day (and all night) long, all the while sitting in a veritable knitting shop, surrounded by intelligent and creative knitters?

While out of town a good friend had her second child, a baby girl, so for a weekend project I knit EZ's gull stitch baby sweater from Knitter's Almanac (a charming read--I love her descriptions of camping and fishing with The Old Man). While her original (which I was able to have right in front of me!) was made of Shetland, I couldn't wait until Saturday morning for the first order delivery of the weekend and instead picked from the table some Berroco Ultra Alpaca. While it knit up at a larger gauge, the fuzzy softness appealed to me and I think it will make a nice little first sweater.

4 comments:

Nancy J said...

So good to have met you in person! Glad you got home safely. Hope to see you again next year!

jessica said...

Dear Jen, I love the buttons!
Love, Jessica

Pat DeLeeuw said...

Hello,
I too was at knitting camp this year-1. We had a great time. Are you one of the knitters on the Camp Blog? It is fun to read and campers from all camps blog onto it. I left a comment about your squirrel mittens. I can't get 7.0 without spending a fortune and am hoping you will e-mail me the free pattern so I can make them for my Mom-her squirrel literally knock on her backdoor when their food is gone!
thanks,Pat DeLeeuw

tana said...

Hi, I have a question, if you don't mind. How many skeins did you use? I'm doing the same sweater in the same yarn on size 6 needles (I knit tightly) and I was just wondering how many skeins I need. I was thinking just one because the pattern called for 3oz...but?
Thanks!