Posts Tagged ‘Charlene Schurch’

Paulies Socks from Knitcircus

August 13, 2011

I picked this pattern for my next pair of summer socks because it was pretty much a no brainer.  Knit 2, purl 2 with a little twist stitch every eight rows.  But I read the directions anyway.  It felt like the writer was trying to make something simple sound difficult.  When I got to the heel I had to read it over a few times before I could “see” what she was talking about.  I went with an Eye of Partridge heel instead.  It’s a good look on variegated yarn.  Next came a shaped arch sole which I have done a few times.  Here again, the directions were weird.  At first, I thought it was me.  I am dyslexic, you know.  I got out one of my Charlene Schurch books (I wish I had remembered to take them to MDSWF) and read what she had to say.  I felt much better.  Thanks Charlene.  I didn’t bother with the shaped arch after all that.  I was tired of thinking.

I made mittens to go with the hat.  I like these so much that I may not sell them.

Classes with Charlene Schurch

May 11, 2011

She is a fun teacher.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself on both days.  In keeping with my usual idiocy, I forgot to take a picture of her.  I have pictures of my projects and during my lunchtime walk around the fairgrounds.  It seemed a bit surreal.  It was so quiet.  There were no crowds.

I decided to make the hat bigger.   NO ONE in my family has a head that small.  Here is the finished product with a pair of my fun glasses. 

We made some heel flaps.  I liked all three shown here and plan on putting them in future socks.  I still have at least six more pair planned so far this year.

And here’s my little sock.   Biscuit liked it.  She thought it was a new cat toy.  I finished this late at night and forgot about creating a line.