• And the Winner is…..

    Congratulations to Nadine (aka nfegram), who will be watching for a package of luscious “Yummy Toes” from Miss Babs in the mail!  Thanks to everyone who commented on the posts.  This was so much fun that I plan to have many more give-aways in the future.

    Next, hearty congratulations to Cheryl Scallon, who was notified this week that she passed Level III of the TKGA Master Hand-knitting Program, and will be pinned as a Master Knitter in July at the National convention in Manchester, NH.  The TKGA Master Hand-knitting Program takes many years to accomplish.  I spent 8 years on it, and Cheryl has been working on it longer than that.  This is actually pretty typical.  It is a rigorous course, and not meant to be easy.  Many people don’t finish, and there is no shame in that.  Both Cheryl and I thought about discontinuing our efforts, toward the end.  My daughter shamed me into finishing, and if I am not mistaken Cheryl’s daughter did the same for her!

    Aran, designed and knit by Cheryl Scallon for Level III of the TKGA Master Handknitting program.  That sweater is so pretty that it (almost) isn't upstaged by the charming child!

    Aran, designed and knit by Cheryl Scallon for Level III of the TKGA Master Handknitting program. That sweater is so pretty that it (almost) isn’t upstaged by the charming child!

    Cheryl found me, as many knitters do, when she was working on the Argyle socks for Level II and wanted some advice.  I love Argyles, as you know, and am always delighted to help.  Cheryl and I became friends, and continued to correspond as she worked through Level III.  It’s been a long, hard road, and I couldn’t be prouder and happier for her to have achieved this accomplishment.

    And, I feel like a winner, too!  As I get notifications in my e-mail that you are ordering Books and PDF’s, every time it feels like a vote of confidence, and I am so thrilled that you are looking forward to “Annetarsia Knits”.  Some of you are contacting me for yarn information as you plan to buy yarn for projects – which gives me great joy. I’ve put “Post a list of yarn and yardage needed for projects, on the website” on one of my massive to-do lists!

    Also, I got a lovely e-mail from Sharon, who took the Argyle Socks class at Stitches West.  Look at the beautiful socks that she knit….

    On the table you can see Sharon's sample sock that was knit in class, next to the class handout. Those lovely adult argyles are knit with Cascade Heritage sock yarn.  She switched some colors, to make socks that look completely different, although most of the colors are the same. Beautiful!

    On the table you can see Sharon’s sample sock that was knit in class, next to the class handout. Those lovely adult argyles are knit with Cascade Heritage sock yarn. She switched some colors, to make socks that look completely different, although most of the colors are the same. Beautiful!

    I showed this photo to staff at my office, and they just couldn’t believe how wonderful the socks are.  They think I am really lucky to know so many talented knitters.  I think so, too!