Friday, July 27, 2012

Stormy Weather

I had the opportunity to take a couple of classes from Shirley Paden without having to go into NYC (although I love New York!).  The Wooly Monmouth in Red Bank, NJ had Shirley as a guest insturctor for a second time (you may remember another blog post I had) only this time I decided to take both classes, Cast Ons Class and Elements of Lace Knitting.  Ok, I have been knitting for a long time, I design and have even taught a class on cast ons but I love the hands on classes just like the next person.

Don't take one of Shirley Paden's class unless you are ready to think.  She will not just spoon feed you information you can read for yourself out of a book.  In fact, if you have seen her last book, Knitwear Design Workshop, A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits, you would know that she is extremely thorough with whatever she does.  She wants you to come away with a good understanding of what she is teaching, not just memorization of a few techniques.  I would definitely recommend her classes.  This time I convinced a friend to take the classes with me.

Now for some weather.....
The sunsets are not as spectacular this time of year.  However about a week ago I was admiring the setting sunlight on the boats that are docked outside our front windows.  There is a faint glimpse of a rainbow in the photo. 
This photo shows the sunset that was casting the orange glow to the sailboats.

Now for the sormy weather.......
Last night a storm came in quickly across the water and my son caught this photo.  This is close to the same view as the picture above. 
Do you love storm watching or do you hide?  I remember as a kid during summer rain storms sitting in the gutters while the water swooshed by.  Do kids do that anymore?

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