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February 19, 2008

From Susan — A Very Knitty Day

Filed under: Back Story — lv2knit @ 12:11 am

Yesterday I was immersed in knitting from dawn (not quite…) until dusk (actually, pitch dark!).  I started the Roslin Hoodie class at The Yarnery.  A very nice group of students, with very nice yarn choices for their hoodies.  The class is set at a reasonable pace so people can get the project done and have a life.

Then, last night, I spent the evening with a wild bunch of Nicky Epstein fans at Amazing Threads.  Nicky taught a 3-hour class on edgings and flowers and bold finishes.  It was a fun evening.  Nicky had already spent the weekend at the Mall of America with “Knit Out” so she was a little tired, but she seemed to hang in there just fine.  I, on the other hand, was still recovering from little daughter’s 13th birthday from the night before, so I was more pooped than Nicky!

Knitting has been slow and not very exciting.  I am working on the Merci Scarf, and it is ~40 inches long — so it looks the same, except 40 inches long!  B-o-o-o-o-r-r-r-r-r-r-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g!  I love the scarf, but it is taking a lot more time than I thought.  Scarves are a lot of knitting.

On the way to The Yarnery yesterday, I also visited my oldest daughter’s artwork, on display at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  She won a silver key award in the Scholastic Arts Award program.  She created a poster for her own (faux) company, with an environmental theme.  Since my knitting is too boring to photograph, I will share her artwork with you:

Portrait of Artist as Lace Tam Model:

Happy Monday and Happy Knitting 🙂


  1. What a talented daughter! She must have inherited some artistic ability from her mom! You must be so proud.

    Comment by gail — February 19, 2008 @ 12:50 am

  2. Very cool poster and a lovely daughter! It was nice to see you Sunday at Yarnery when I picked up my tickets for Yarn Harlot.

    Comment by Kay — February 19, 2008 @ 8:58 am

  3. Reminds me of those flickr mosaics that are so addicting.
    Oh to be able to make one like that and wear a tam so beautifully.

    Comment by oldround — February 19, 2008 @ 9:00 am

  4. Susan- She’s very good, isn’t she? And makes a lovely model.

    Mine just gives me attitude.

    Comment by Lorraine — February 19, 2008 @ 9:57 am

  5. Wow – I have a daughter turning 13 next month too! I also have a son in a graphic design program in Seattle at the ARt Institues and he graduates next month. Is your daughter graduating soon?

    Comment by Connie — February 19, 2008 @ 10:30 am

  6. My daughter just turned 13 too. Happy Birthday to her. Your other daughter’s artwork is beautiful. She is a very good designer and drawer. I’m not just saying that (I went to art school, once upon a time, not that I’m an expert). Obviously the judges thought so too. Congradulations to her.

    Comment by Judy — February 19, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  7. 1. you must be proud of your daughter
    2. your knitting can never be boring; remember; YOU are the inspiration!
    3. give yourself a pat on the back – your creativity is what guides many of us!

    Comment by Kyle Kunnecke — February 19, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

  8. A family full of artists! your “little” one’s art is great ans inspiring, a well deserved award! She makes a lovely model too 🙂

    Comment by Carol — February 20, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

  9. Don’t know that you’ll appreciate it, but TAG! (See my blog…it’s a simple one. 5 things about you.)

    Comment by PainterWoman — February 21, 2008 @ 2:33 am

  10. Well now, congratulations to you and your daughter! Another artist in the family? That’s a very good thing.

    Comment by Karen B. — February 22, 2008 @ 2:03 am

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