I started to knit a hearthstone (World of Warcraft reference, anyone?) a few weeks ago for the nerd in my life. I found an awesome nerdy crafting site (seriously...check if out, even if you're only a little bit nerdy) while searching for some WoW knit goods, but didn't really see many. But, seeing as I hate dpns, I gave up on it when I needed to locate stuffing. I was cleaning yesterday and feeling sentimental, so I finally stuffed it and stitched it up. I don't know if I'm still going to give it to him (it was meant to be romantic...hearthstones are used to teleport you home in the game, yada yada).
Anyway, something exciting is going on at Wool & Co. this week. Sally Melville, the knitting legend, has come to town for some seminars and whatnot. And today I got to meet her and help her find some Tosh. It was super exciting and I even showed off my Daybreak shawl to her. I texted my friend Katie Cyborg (of the Harrisburg Cyborgs) and she kind of died a little :)
Unfortunately, I won't be able to take any of her seminars this week (too much working, examing and concert going for me), but I'm hoping to see her speak at the Fox Valley Knitting Guild tomorrow night. My favorite Sally Melville book that I've browsed through is Mother-Daughter Knits, one that she co-wrote and designed with her daughter Caddy. My favorite designs?
|Cabled-Edged Vest by Sally Melville|
|Altered Austen Jacket by Caddy Melville Ledbetter|
|The Slouch, also by Cady|
I really enjoy that book and both ladies are super talented. We sell so many of Sally's books at the shop and the Einstein Coat class is one that always fills up.
Hopefully my next class will contain at least a little yarn pornz and some Sally Melville updates. And less nerdery.