Each year, Linda Daniels, owner of Northampton Wools, hosts a knitting retreat on Cape Cod. Last year I went, and met in person my previously virtual friend Julie/Inky077. Since then, Julie and I have traveled to and enjoyed a number of knitting retreats. On this trip, we stayed at the Hampton Inn in West Yarmouth, MA and learned some color theory and double knitting. Here a long view of the hallway, I do so love staying in hotels!
|A view down the long hotel hallway. I do love the repetition!|
|Fingerless Mittens by Petra Strickt|
|Kangaroo Dyer's Poet Seat Yarn|
|More Poet Seat Yarn|
|Age of Brass and Steam Shawl and the Color Grid|
|The notations of numbers and letters equaled how many quarters of the circle were filled with color.|
|This is the same grid after water was painted over the circles. The diamond was made by using all primary colors.|
So, maybe you are wondering how the color theory has affected me in my knitting planning? I do have some long range plans to look through my stash, and using the Color Grid theory, make Ann Weaver's Alber's Cowl. Alber's Cowl is a play with color sort of pattern, easy garter stitch but with the potential to become a favorite accessory.
|Alber's Cowl by Ann Weaver|
|Narrow cowl with a flower motif, not my best work. =/|
So again I implore you to consider going to a knitting retreat, bring a friend or meet new friends. I have been on four different trips and each time I come home feeling bereft of the company of knitters and those people who can relate to my need to knit All The Things.
|Poet Seat, Golden Crest|
|Poet Seat, Atlantis|