A bunch of FVKGians went out to see Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka Yarn Harlot) speak at the Vancouver Public Library a couple of evenings ago; hosted by Knit Social. In the picture of the audience she posted on her blog, some of us are there in the second row on the right, and that hand waving waaaay in the back is one of us too. (Hi Lisa!)
Several of us were also lucky enough to get into the “Knitting for Speed and Efficiency” classes she taught the next day. Stephanie and the class totally rocked my knitting world. While I was expecting a bunch of tips and practices for polishing my knitting technique, what I was really hoping was that I’d be able to talk her into a demonstration of Lever Knitting.
(What’s Lever Knitting? Google it — it’s an efficient, low-stress, and wicked-fast method of knitting.)
O. M. G. Fully a third of the class was about Lever Knitting! I was/am so delighted, pleased and happy. With Stephanie’s basic instructions and tips, and some diligent practice, I hope to become a proficient Lever Knitter.
Thanks for the excellent “This is Your Brain on Knitting” talk on Wednesday evening, Stephanie. And huge (yarn) baskets of thanks for the class. We’d be delighted to have you back to Vancouver any time.