About a month ago A Knitted Peace brought Cat Bordhi to town to teach a series of three workshops. I was lucky enough to take the Saturday class, "Engineering New Stitch Patterns".
I'd heard a lot about Cat and how much fun her classes are and she didn't disappoint. She had small cards, about the size of playing cards, and handed out three to each knitter. From these cards we were to come up with an idea of new stitch design. My three were interesting in that one was an increase stitch but there was no matching decrease. I worked on a triangular shawl pattern, starting at the point at the bottom. My mind was challenged. The idea was to think of "new stitch patterns by recombining the basic structural elements of knitting", according to the class description.
A friend that I haven't seen in a couple years came from Utah to take classes. It was so nice to see Jan again, share some laughs, have lunch and get caught up.