I haven't written anything on my page for several weeks. I recently sent my second set of squares to Osweto during the earlier part of October. Shortly after that I had to finish the knitting projects I started for for "Knit For the Cure" which is one of the fund raising events sponsored by the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. It is held in conjunction with the "3 Day Walk" that the Foundation has every year during the first weekend in November in San Diego, California. I have uploaded several pictures of some of the items I have knitted for "Knit For the Cure". Since that event has come to pass, I can now get back to my squares.
This time I going to try several techiniques that I learned at "Vogue Knitting Live" held in downtown Chicago on October 26-28, 2012 at the Hilton/Palmer House Hotel. I took several classes. I took my second "Join As You Go" class with Master Knitter, Lily Chin. And I also took an "Entrelac" class. Both classes were a little bit of a challenge the instructors were very good. But what I'm going to do is practice both techniques and then I am going use both techniques in several of my next group of squares. By doing this it will help me immensely improve some of my knitting skills such as ssk's and purling in the front and back of the same stitch to do an increase which is required in entrelac. Attached to this blog are several photos of the technique exercises I had to complete in my "Join As You Go" (seamless knitting) class and some entrelac that I completed on my own. As fellow knitters you feedback and constructive critisim is more than welcome.
Additionally, I will be attending the "One of a Kind Show" which is held every year at the famous "Merchandise Mart" in downtown Chicago the first weekend in December. The "One of a Kind Show" is an artisan trade show with all kinds on hand-made merchandise. They even have a wonderful section of "Etsy" artisans (etsy.com) that have a ton of beautifully hand knitted items to sell. To attend this art show, even if you don't buy a thing is just an absolutely wonderful experience. I went to the show in 2010 and I had a great time. However, the only way not to buy anything while attending this show is to leave your wallet or purse at home. :)