It was the Glasgow School of Yarn this weekend and as usual it was chock-full of interesting classes, beautiful yarn and lovely people.
I attended the Two-handed Colourwork class taught by Jon of Easyknits. I originally learnt to knit English-style but I’ve been meaning to learn Continental for a while.
The class was great. Jon was an engaging teacher and it turns out that learning another style of knitting, while somewhat frustrating, isn’t nearly as hard as I had thought it would be. Being able to hold a yarn in each hand when working in two colours also really speeds up colourwork knitting. Now I just need lots and lots of practice!
I didn’t have very long to spend in the marketplace and, despite being very tempted by the stitch markers by Owl Print Panda, I came away with just one skein of yarn. This is a skein of Deeply Wicked by Easyknits in the Rude Red colourway. I don’t use red yarn very often but every so often one just speaks to me and this was definitely one of those. I’m already formulating plans for a new sock design using it.
In other GSoY news, I finally got around to publishing my Kentigern Shawl pattern that was my entry into last year’s Glasgow School of Yarn design competition.
It was a long time coming but the final pattern containing both the full circle and semi-circle versions is now available on Ravelry.