Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mason Dixon knitting

Our somewhat local yarn shop, Woolbearers, was hosting a clinic with Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon knitting fame.  The north & south duo of Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne have produced 2 knitting books with projects as varied as a reusable mop cover and scribble lace.  You'll want to get these books just to read through them, they are clever and funny.
Another production of theirs is a very tongue in cheek video of both authors singing a country western style song with knitting lyrics.  A must see!  Check out their blog and watch their video.

Kay loves afghans, and for someone who never knits afghans she has almost convinced me to knit one. I will at least knit a square and maybe make a pillow out of it.  She is definitely a process knitter and I think I weigh more heavily on the side of being a product knitter. 
She was teaching us the mitered technique in her Mitered Crosses Blanket pattern.  For our $30 we got the pattern, the $5 price going to Mercy Corps, one of her 2 books, and of course the class itself.  It was a great deal and a relaxing night of social knitting.

Kay was kind enough to sign books and pose for photos afterwards. 
My knitting buddy Elizabeth, Kay and me.

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