This week, I chat with Susan Strawn, author of Knitting America, and share the pattern for my Seize the Flower Tam.
Seize the Flower Tam
I am really happy with this little hat. The very easy stitch pattern flows right into the crown shaping for the top. The chart is a little unusual, in that it moves along with the stitches in the pattern. Instead of going straight up and down, the pattern flows to the left and then to the right, in a simple, leaf-like formation. This allows the motifs in the pattern to stay complete and look more like what's on your needles. So, don't let the way it looks on the page freak you out.
I had such a great time talking with Susan. I can really only describe our talk as a full-on knitting and history geek-out. I hope you like it, too.
Upcoming Events in Fort Wayne
There is an interesting workshop on needle felting planned for October. Details are in the show notes. There is also a workshop on spinning scheduled in November. When I get the details for that, I will let you know.
Needle Felting Workshop in Fort Wayne Teddy Bear Needle Felting Workshop with Lin Lee Chamberlain. Friday evening, October 5, 2012 6-9 p.m.
and Saturday, October 6, 2012 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Little Shop of Spinning, 104 Three Rivers North, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Instructor: Lin Lee Chamberlain, Master Needle Felter.
All students will create a needle felted teddy bear.
Cost is $79.00.
Contact Betty Barry for registration info at (260) 580-1811 or tedandbetty at comcast dot net.
- My Lara's Library post about Knitting America
- Spin Off
- Franklin Habit writes The Panopticon blog.
- Beverly Gordon's Bazaars and Fair Ladies
- Jeane Hutchins (Piecework)
- University of Southampton's Knitting Library includes Richard Rutt's collection. (It is ALSO online.)