As if the Haps Book wasn’t enough for one week – there’s more excitement! I must try to resist the temptation to make every sentence that follows into an exclamation.
I’ve had an advance notice about EYF 2017 – March 9-12. The class schedule will be available on October 7, and booking will start from October 15. Fingers on the buzzer! Now all we need is for Franklin to be among the teachers, for happiness to be complete.
This time I’ll know to leave March 10 free for the market. I’m still a trifle sad about having cancelled my class with TomofHolland in favour of the market this year, but it had to be done.
They’re having a “Knit Fest” in Inverness in late September, featuring knit-cruises on Loch Ness. I’m sure it won’t be nearly as good as ours.
I had another good day with the Hansel hap. I’ve now joined in the fourth ball of yarn and am steaming briskly down towards the finishing of the centre square. When I told Gudrun that I was knitting it, she said that the centre square was the most fun part. Rather to my surprise – I am so looking forward to those stripes. But I also very much enjoy knitting an edging onto live stitches, so I’m looking forward to that, too.
The whole thing is deliciously warm and light and cosy, and I am enjoying it enormously. I fit it into the crevices of the day, instead of just reserving it for sitting-down-time. This is knitting the way it used to be.
I very much like Kate’s remark, at the end of the chapter on construction in the haps book, that “Whether a sweater is made top-down or bottom-up, it is a sweater, and a hap worked borders-in or centre-out remains a hap.”