Banner workshop update and new project

Yesterday was the first of three banner making workshops at Glasgow Women’s Library and it went pretty well. I think I over-planned the workshop and as a result became quite stressed when it didn’t go to plan, but that’s something I’ve learned for the next one. Between six and eight women came along and all had very different ideas of what they wanted the banner to look like, but by the end of the two-hour session we managed to come up with a design to work with. Next week, cutting and sewing! I can’t wait to see how it’ll look. If you missed the first one, don’t worry! You can always come along to one of the other sessions.

I don’t have to work until 5pm today so I decided to take some time off and dig out my knitting box. A while back I made an attempt at Annie Modesitt’s Fiesta Tea Set but my hands were far too clumsy to work my way through her pattern.

I found a few patterns online that I’d like to try out but have to be able to knit in the round, so I’m revisiting Annie’s pattern as a way to practice this technique on a small scale before moving onto bigger projects. This was my first row after transferring the stitches onto double sided needles:

Where it gets exciting... by you.

Halfway throught the pattern I’ve just discovered I need another size of dsn that I don’t have, I’m off to Mandor’s to buy some.


September 23, 2009. annie modesitt, banner making, Glasgow Women's Library, knitting, tea set, workshop.

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