I have taken a class from Sally Melville at Churchmouse Yarn and Teas on Bainbridge Island. It is the VERY best yarn store I have ever been to. If you live in the Seattle area and have not been there yet you are in for a completely delightful experience. It has absolutely everything a shop needs to be the best. Sally is a great teacher, designer and writer.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Isn't she lovely?
This is my neice, Jenny, who has been the recipient of more of my knitting than any other human on the planet. I think it is because she is a crafter too and appreciates my work and creativity. She is a lovely young woman with an artistic/creative soul... now if she could just support herself! She is wearing Jen's Poncho (the real name of the pattern) which is in Sally Melville's book, The Knit Stitch. I LOVE Sally's books and they have helped me more than any other knitting resource except for my adored knitting teacher, Birgitta. More about Birgitta at another time. I knit this poncho for Jenny out of Patons Divine, an inexpensive VERY fuzzy soft yarn. It's just okay to knit with but a very pretty synthetic with 18% mohair. I love the colors (Frosted Green for Jenny's poncho) and the price, $5.00 for 142 yards.