Friday, November 04, 2005

Instant Gratification

THANK YOU everyone for your comments. I feel loved now. I also feel a little guilty for begging for comments...but only a little. For those of you who commented about being fearful of entrelac: it isn't that bad. I was a little nervous at first, but I followed the directions no matter how strange they seemed and it worked out just fine.

Now on to part 2 of my instant gratification:
Doesn't smell like food.

I'm calling this my Instant Gratification Scarf. I cast-on on Monday night (while passing out Halloween candy) and cast-off Tuesday night after my SnB. The scarf is a sample scarf that I knit up for a class that I will be teaching at a LYS. It's a cabled scarf knit in Rowan Big Wool. I made up the pattern to include selvege stitches and right and left twisting cables. I'm marketing the class for newbie knitters to learn how to read a pattern with a chart and to learn how to do cable crossings. I wonder how it will go. I have never taught a knitting class before, nor have I taken one! At the end of the class I'll probably teach the brave ones how to cable without a cable needle.

Finally, a good word for Kollage Yarns
Remember when I complained about trying to wind a hank of Kollage Passion? Well, a couple days after I wrote that, I received an email from Susan at Kollage Yarns who happened to see what I wrote. She apologized profusely for my troubles and offered to send me some yarn to make up for it. (She also offered free ice cream for life, which I would have gladly taken over the yarn, but I didn't think she could really do that for me.) So, I told her that I was interested in trying some of their Inspiration yarn. Well, look what arrived in today's mail:
Are they filled with catnip?Presents for us?
Just leave them here, I'll take care of them.Shiny yarn!
Yes, it's two hanks of Inspiration already wound in center-pull balls!!! How amazing is that? What great customer service! Thank you so much, Susan!


Jennifer said...

I love the sampler scarf! Very nice.

Isn't it funny/cute, how cats will come from all over the house just to check out a new bag or box? It's like they need to meet and greet.

Laura said...

That's a lovely scarf and looks like it would make a great class project.

Impressive story about Kollage. That is a level of customer service that is really rare!

knit chick said...

You really are a speedy knitter! Love the Instant Gratification scarf. Great hearing about the fantastic cutomer service at Kollage Yarns.

Agnes said...

The Kollage yarns look interesting. I think I'll go to my LYS to touch a few ... to see how I like them.

Jenn said...

I love that scarf! It's gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Lovely scarf -- looks like a really good sampler for cabling newbies.

And what impressive customer service by Kollage Yarns! I'll be interested to see what you do with the new yarns. Or maybe I mean what your kitties do with them...they're looking mighty interested in that first photo!

amylovie said...

That is a great project for the class. You are going to knock their socks off!

What are you going to do with the Kollage?


KnitNana said...

I'm in love with your beautiful cats!

~drew emborsky~ said...

Which LYS do you teach at? This beginner needs some good instruction!!

The scarf is fantastic!!

Cordelia said...

Your cats are *so* cute. I love the look they all have when sniffing at the yarn. It's a kind of "did she bring another cat into the house??" look.
(The scarf looks great too. But the cats win today!)

KniTaPaLooZa said...

Your scarf is wonderful. Very nice and I love instant gratification projects. If you ever need someone to test out your pattern or info... Let me know I would love to make the scarf. I have some great Alpaca Grande that would make it up nice.

BTW - you kitties are adorable.