Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Planet Purl

The internet has so many great resources for knitting. 
Everyone knows about Ravelry of course and You Tube videos. 
I would like to tell you about a great site called Planet Purl
It is run by Beth Moriarty and it is full of free lessons and other knitterly stuff. 

Last night I signed up for her free class on knitting a moebius.  Yes I bought the Cat Bordhi's book (2004), A Treasury of Magical Knitting where she talks about the moebius and the magic of the design.  I looked at all the pretty pictures and promised myself I would knit at least one design.  I vaguely remember looking at the directions for the cast on and saying , "manyana" ("an indefinite time in the future" according to the
When I saw the Sunset Moebius class offered on Planet Purl I knew I had to sign up, even though of course I did not really have the time.  But there is nothing like seeing someone doing something even if she is in the virtual world. 
I feel very "techy" when I am sitting there in front of my computer taking a class.  And believe me I am not (just ask my kids!)
I am a pretty good knitter, I design, I constantly read about knitting, some people would even tell you that I knit in my sleep, but this cast on blew me away.  I made some mistakes and I will have to start over.  But there is a class next week to finish up the moebius with a beaded picot bind off or an I-chord bind off. 

Her classes are archived and you can go back to them from what I understand, but I haven't tried that yet.
I took another class from her, 2 at a time socks!  It should be archived and I keep meaning to go back and look at it again.  Manana...........

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Sarah, for this information! I'll definitely check into it...... Mañana

    Barb xo