Deadlines and Downtime, pt 2 / New classes in Hackney

Another quick one from me this week.  Still beavering away with aching fingers, hands, arms and shoulders – but I am getting my hair done tomorrow, which is the only downtime I’ll be getting until the middle of next week!  In the last week I have managed to organise a photoshoot for this weekend and I am racing away, trying to finish the last piece of my collection in time.  No sneak previews as it’s late and the light in my room is too yellowish to show anything nice, but all will be revealed in a week or so!

On the other hand I can show you some designs of mine for Sew Over It, which will be kits launched at the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching show tomorrow.  Here are some cabled honeycomb mitts and a crochet collar posted by Lisa on Instagram.  I wish I had the time to go to the show and see how people respond to my designs first-hand but I guess I’ll just have to be content with feedback…sigh.

In other local news I have been working with George, a friend I made during my days working for Rowan Yarns, to bring some new knitting and crochet classes to East London.  He is a big fairisle fan and owns an art gallery on Hackney Road; a beautiful space flooded with natural light and very different from my usual teaching venues!  Knitting shops and sewing cafes have their charm but there is something special about being in a gallery.  I know I’m going to love it.  The first session will be on Wednesday 30th October – more details to come as we are just putting the final arrangements in place for our knitting cafe.

In the meantime, I am going to put the finishing touches to a busy and eventful day…goodnight all 🙂

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