Well, Gary Parr and Christine Williams of the podcast Fiber Talk suggested doing something totally different to get re-invigorated, so to speak. So I chose to learn Portuguese Knitting and made a few small wearables using this new technique. I found a number of YouTube videos on the subject, but the best so far is by Andrea Wong. Her videos, however, are only available on Blueprint (a spin off of Craftsy), but so worth the subscription fee (note--you may find some on YouTube). I have learned so many techniques to enhance Portuguese Knitting and still refer to her instructions every now and then. As part of my Blueprint subscription, I received yarn, needles and instructions to knit the three items, pictured below, at no cost: a cowl, hat with pom pom and fingerless gloves. Knitting these items has served the purpose--I'm now needlepointing on an old class project and starting an older Janet Zickler Casey santa. The break was good.
|Cowl, Hat, Fingerless Gloves|
|Using Binder Clip to Control Tension while Portuguese Knitting|
Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.