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Knitted Skirt Design Class with Carol Lansinger

My pal knit1frog2 and I took Carol’s great skirt class yesterday at
So Much Yarn

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Carol Lansinger and her hand knit skirts

I have wanted to knit a skirt for quite a while, then I heard about this skirt class with words like:
“you should take this class before you knit a skirt”,
“now I *know* how to knit a skirt”,
“I love my skirt”.
See janetcharb’s skirts on Ravelry here and here, she brought them to a Seattle Knitters Guild meeting. They were gorgeous. I was smitten. She recommended Carol Lansinger’s class…

It’s a great class.
Carol talked about style. Style in fashion, personal style, designing and knitting style for yourself or others.
She talked about skirts. Knitting skirts, designing skirts, shaping skirts, FITTING skirts.
Knitting ‘butt sprung’*-free skirts.
She had many many samples, it was EXCITING.

*Carol’s term for that unflattering pouf you get in the back of your skirt after sitting.

Now I want to knit several skirts:
(CLICK on PICS to enlarge –
in the new window, you might have to click the ‘expand’ button)

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Carol Lansinger’s Rowan Denim Pleated hem Skirt

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Carol Lansinger’s Lace-edge A-line Skirt
in Euroflax Linen Worsted yarn

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Sally Melville’s Nancy’s Skirt (the knitting experience, BOOK 3, COLOR)
in Manos del Uruguay yarn
(lengthened to 22” is very wearable by many)

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knit1frog2 being shy
(behind Ruth Sørensen’s Claudia Evilla Skirt
in Kauni yarn)

I think I’ll start here:

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Classic Elite Yarns Summer Book 2 Lace Border Skirt
Butterfly Super 10 Cotton in color 3829

October 27, 2008 at 10:27 pm 1 comment

Lucky Me

A dear friend visiting from Norway just brought me this.

Hifa2 004crHifa 2 (the yarn used in Poetry In Stitches designs)
colors: 6038 Navy, 6085 Forest, 6072 Burgundy, 6053 Black

It’s always lucky to have a dear friend. A friend that brings yarn, well, there ought to be a word for it.

I started Poetry In Stitches 166

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This Hifa2 yarn is a delight to knit; when my friend asked if there was anything I would like her to bring from Norway…
I could not resist.

We drove to Portland and I was delighted that she enjoyed The Button Emporium and Ribbonry at least as much as me, albeit for the ribbons, while I go for the buttons.

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I did break down and get a couple of ribbons.

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The dragonfly ribbon is sheer and delicate The brown and green ribbon, I noticed that each circle was different, then I noticed each circle was a maze, and FINALLY I noticed the flyer right next to the ribbon telling the story of each maze. So cool. And it’s reversible!
I have NO idea what I’m going to do with it.

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Portland is so cool, people leave their unexpired parking stickers on the pay stations so people can use them if they find them before the time is expired!

parkingPortland 006rTime on the meter, even when there’s no meter

May 17, 2008 at 5:08 pm 2 comments


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