This weekend, I was teaching in Hot Springs at a local event that is held in December every year. It was a 6 hour class on Lace Knitting With Beads.What was I thinking? I know how crazy I get preparing for Christmas!
Too late, I found out that the date put me in a rather difficult position. I had no choice but to have my annual Open House on the 15th. I could have never been ready for it on the 1st of December and since my teaching gig was on the 8th, that left the 15th. I have a wedding that day, too!!!! Thankfully, it is early in the day and I will manage both. Anyway, back to the teaching gig. Michael and I went for a walk on Friday night down Central Avenue.
|The Arlington Hotel was lit up very nicely.|
|And so was the Buckstaff Bathhouse.|
|I had 13 students, two did not show up.|
|They are concentrating nicely.|
|Holly finished hers first. We pinned it out to see how it would look blocked.|
|Another delighted student.|
|Another one addicted to beading! Lovely job Cherilyn!|
|And my ole buddy, Di, took my class. It was lovely to have her there!|
|Ann with her finished doll sized shawl.|
|And Leslie did great, too.|
|And Jennifer holding up her lovely creation!|
This week is going to be filled with cleaning and cooking for my Open House on Saturday. I have the house all decorated. Got that done before December 1st, so unusual for me.
Here are a few more pics and comments to share.
|Coming back from my walk this morning, I noticed that our Red Oak had one lone leaf on it and it was a lovely red/orange color. I had to capture it.|
|Here is my Shalom Cardigan. I love this sweater. I fell in love with the pattern on Ravelry and just did not have the time to devote to resizing it for my body size. It was only written in a small size for a 32" bust. Need I say more? I had a friend who kept pestering me to rewrite it for her and I am glad she did. Thanks Nancy B. She is making her second one and I am going to make me another one, too. Love the color of the yarn. I used Berroco Vintage Chunky. I decided not to use a button. Instead, I used a lovely shawl closure by Leigh Abernathy of Twining Vine Designs. She has a booth every year at the Arkansas Craft Guild Show. I got a new piece of hers, yesterday.|
|Here is the back of my Shalom.|
|And the back of the yoke.|
|Here is how it looks full view. I rewrote it to fit a size 42" bust. The gauge is 14 sts to 4". Let me know if you want to make one and I will send you my revisions.|
|Here is the little sweetie that I made them for. She looked so lovely in it that I could not wipe that grin off of my face.|