Now that you have all learned that I can get a little
On another (albeit related) note, have you had the chance to check out the Squam store? There is always a new handmade offering, available for a limited time. In the past weeks I have seen the most beautiful hand thrown cups and tumblers, gratitude journals, and now something specifically catered to us knitters. A kit featuring a fingerless mitts pattern and yarn inspired by the beauty of Squam Lake.
The pattern comes in three sizes, two length options, and two cuff options- making it versatile for a range of knitting skill levels. The designer of the pattern, Natalie Selles, and the dyer of the yarn, Jill Draper, will both be teaching at the Spring Squam session (have I mentioned how excited I am to be included in such a talented group of teachers?). Didn't make it into Squam before it filled up (and it happened so quick!)? Ordering this knitting kit may be exactly what you need to tide you over until next January when the Squam 2013 session opens up!
Kits are available in your choice of one of the two colors shown above. It is $30 for the kit (you'll receive the pdf pattern immediately upon ordering, your yarn will arrive in a couple weeks), but you can also buy either the yarn or pattern separately. Find more details over at the Squam Store- and make sure you keep your eyes open in the coming months for other creative handmade offerings!