Friday, August 06, 2010

Day Two of "Getting Stitched on the Farm" Class July 2010

Sunday morning everyone arrived at around 9:00 a.m. ready for more knitting and stitching. I try to keep the second day of the class casual so that I can teach everyone individually what THEY want to learn.

We work on the same project together which everyone knit before they came to the farm. This class' project was a sunflower pillow. In the morning the students added embroidery to their pillow-top. Each student's design was a little different. I love to see how knitters interpret my patterns changing the colors and altering the embroidery.

Jackie brought her IPad which we all had fun looking at. She carries around all her downloaded PDF patterns in her knitting bag on her IPad. I personally think this may be the way of the future so I'm glad that my PDF patterns look so nice on Jackie's IPad. We had a joke around our house that The Farmer wanted an IPad for his birthday. It really is a joke because all he would do is use it as an expensive paperweight. You might call him a luddite. Julia and I are all over the IPad concept although it will be a long time til I get one. Jackie kindly let Julia play with her IPad all day Sunday. She had a blast. I told her she had better find herself a good job if she decides she wants one.

After lunch, we knit and stitched some more. I got feedback on how to improve the class.

"My" cat Charlie arrived in the studio mid-afternoon. He walked around, rubbed everyone's legs and looked for attention. What a sweet cat he is.

At around 4:00, everyone started to pack up. Then it was time for our official "class photo." Mark, Kathy's husband kindly volunteered to take multiple photos on multiple cameras!

Here we all are. I love this photo - everyone looks so happy.

From left to right: Front Row: Julia, me, Louisa, Mark (aka The Farmer), Margaret
Back Row: Laura, Jackie, Kathy

Everyone climbed into their cars and we plopped ourselves down to relax. We found Annika pooped out on one of the couches on the new porch.

I still have room for one more person in the August 14/15 class. Check out the website here. You can read about Louisa's experience here on her lovely blog called Merry Had A Little Lamb.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Kristin... we just moved to NH from the NYCity area, and my husband has acquired a ipad because we can't get the NYTimes delivered here, but he can get it everyday on the ipad. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet, as he is ALWAYS using it for something! But he is very pleased with it.

Your class looks like a lot of fun!

Barbara M.

Kar said...

Everyone around here loves our Ipad. I'm surprised it's not worn out by now. :)

The class looks like it went well. Great weather, great knitting, great food, etc. How fun. :)

Georgianne Holland said...

Kristin, I think it must be great to have students in your new space! The colorful floor looks great! Congrats...

Virginia said...

Looks like everyone had a good time!

Lisa said...

A class with you in your studio is on my 'bucket list.' Before an iPad, which I've not yet seen other than in advertisements. The photos of the new space are scrumptious. The air, the light, the colorful floor and giant table - delicious.
One of my favorite pics of this class is the sunflower pillow tops knit by the students. Such variety!
Congrats on your new space and the second summer of on-the-farm classes.

Mardel said...

The class looks fabulous and I would love to get up there someday. I've been thinking of the iPad for just that purpose, and for indexing yarns, sewing patterns, etc in a device that was large enough to see while still being portable.

Lisbeth Bula said...

How I wish I could have attended this class! But unfortunately I'm too far away, sitting here in Norway with your blog on my Favourite list of Knitting Blogs