Here is Nikkers modeling the Entrelac Tam:

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Slowly, I have been working through all the handouts and my notes from Knitting Camp with Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen. So far I have a hard won understanding of the Ribwarmer; completed the I-cord potholder with a huge number of I-cord variations (including an awesome buttonhole), a Cut Bonnet using hand steeking and two-color knitting and just tonight completed the Entrelac Tam using the Knit Back Backwards technique. Photos below. The rest of the handouts include two more tam ideas, mittens, a very warm hat, and two mini sweaters to put into practice both the EPS and steeks. Photos below.
xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

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It’s that time of year again! I will be in the studio Tuesday morning 10:15-noon but otherwise the studio will be closed until a week today. Have a great week and look forward to some great sale items starting next Monday to get your holiday gift knitting off to an economical start!

xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

Below are photos showing the newest shipment of Opal Sock Yarn, each color paired with a sample sock. The deepest of all those purples is really calling my name — which I attribute to the influence of my newest favorite knitting teacher, Amy Detjen. NOTE: She has a class on Craftsy and having listened attentively to her through knitting camp, this class is NOT TO BE MISSED! I saw the sweater in person and love it!

This week is also Jamie’s birthday–so send her good wishes! August 3rd is her special day!

Below is also a photo of a free cable sock pattern called: Helene. Love it and will knit it. Who will join in the fray?

Loads of Love and Happy Days,
xx M.E. and Summit Yarn Studio

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I try to do a test knit. Nikkers just wants to have fun!

Here are the finished photos and may I add a terrific pattern that can be a small Shug to a comfy Vest to a collared Sweater! So Versatile!!!

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Thanks to Jan Deveney for the Teddy Bear!!!!! XOX

One of the many handouts and patterns discussed at Knitting Camp was the Rib Warmer pattern–both the original 1956 version and all the variations and improvements that have expanded the initial concept. There is one potential rough patch in the beginning and I thought I filed the correct solution given in camp in my brain for when I got home. Today I decided to work my way through the miniature version of the basic pattern.

Then as I contemplated the 16 SENTENCE pattern, I didn’t feel so sure but I knew I had a 50/50 chance at that beginning rough patch. Well, now I know this pattern inside and out after spending the day with those 16 sentences. And…I got the beginning wrong, so, I have to fix that tomorrow. Since the practice version is only teddy bear size, it is not such a big deal as if it was my size. When I realized how it should work I RAN to the pattern and sketched out the schematic. I don’t want to wake up tomorrow having forgotten the wisdom I spent pursuing today AND I have my own design variation on this theme that I want to pursue now that I can comprehend the concepts involved.

My son is at another camp this week and I miss him already. Huz and I actually went to see Despicable Me 2. It was fun and good old fashioned moronic humor. The stars were the minions. I loved every minute.

If you are a TRUE BLOOD fan, make sure you listen to the song playing during the end credits of this weeks show. My husband dissolved into a pool of laughter at the lyrics. Sometimes I really have to wonder about that man.

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