Monday, February 27, 2017

Fair Isle Knitting/Designing/Learning

If you want to know more about Fair Isle knitting and designing, where do you go?  Well, Berkeley, California, of course!

I'm lucky enough to be attending a 3-day workshop with Janine Bajus, also known as the Feral (Fair Isle) Knitter.  I've heard so many glowing reports about her workshops that I was sure that I'd learn a great deal from her.

Her book, The Joy of Color, is proof of the breadth of her knowledge.  I reviewed her book here.  It's excellent, a text book that will not "go out of style".

As much as I hate to leave winter and snow behind (I say, sarcastically), I'll be in California, learning the intricacies of the knitting of Fair Isles.  I think I'm up to the task!

Excerpt from The Joy of Color
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I'm also going to do some sightseeing while I'm there and, of course, visit a yarn store.  I'm intrigued by one that I've heard about called A Verb for Keeping Warm.  It sounds like it is somewhat similar to another shop that I visit often in Denver, Fancy Tiger.

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