Well, maybe not scheming!  But not much knitting – very unusual for me!

What a gorgeous colour! Brilliant blooms amongst all the greenery in Beban Participark!

I have started to put together the Summer Class idea’s yesterday.  If everything comes together I will have 5 workshops, 3 separate projects plus the painting project which takes two workshop days.  I might have to start a little earlier than last year if everything works out!

Nuno felting – no knitting – just playing with fibre and soapy water!  Create a scarf or shoulder wrap.  I have been wanting to do this ever since I saw it being done by Elizabeth (Spider’s Workshop), in Chile!

Samples are knit with Handmaiden Silk and size 8/0 beads. I'll have to work on some more patterning options and other colourways!

Beaded Bracelet – Double knit, bead knit, knit in I-cord edging – lot of interesting techniques combined into a small project – a bracelet with some kind of beaded bobble or ball closure.  Fun little project.  Perfect Christmas presents.

Some summer themed socks, lace or beads or something – not sure what yet!

And the Painting project – I am thinking a little tank-top with lace edging around the armholes and bottom – easy knitting, with a little challenge in the lace pattern.  Just paint the lace and leave the body natural or paint the lace and dyethe body solid, or if you are feeling adventurous – paint it all!

Feather and Fan Beaded Reticule for a Fall Class!

It has been a different kind of weekend – or at least it has felt like a different kind of weekend – without hardly any knitting!  My mind has been other places, planning future classes, I have even started to think about the fall schedule!

Punk Rock Thrummer!

The weekend sort of started on Saturday – which almost doesn’t count as I was working, teaching a Thrummed Slippers Class.  It was a fabulous class.  Everyone was relaxed and the laughter was flowing – as were the jokes – we were all in the mood to learn and have fun doing so!  It was one of those groups of people who meshed and worked together right from the moment the class started to the end of the class!  The best way to learn.  If you are interested there are more pictures here.

Thrummed Fascinator anyone?

I was tired at the end of the class, but in a good way.  I did not get much knitting done after I got home instead I read a book.  And that is the way the next two days have been, not much knitting, but lots of reading.

Like mittens? You will love this book!

I read a novel and then started in on my new knitting books and gave a couple of them a good going over.  I think that I might write a book review – it has been a while since I did that.  I have been too busy knitting to really read much!

The rest of the weekend, consisted of reading, visiting;  several friends came to visit at various times; planning Easter Dinner – looks like about 15 guests for dinner this year; planning the new garden; plus the regular chores, walking Sophie and relaxing.  But not much knitting.

It has been great weather for the Moss. A stone mountain of moss at Beban!

I’ll pick up my needles again this evening  – the weekend is over – quite a bit was accomplished, but it was a weird, almost surreal weekend – not much knitting!

Happy Knitting