Schedule Some Fun

It's hard for me to imagine anything as far away as late winter and early spring, denying, as I am, that it's already November (although I did turn on the furnace, under duress).  Be that as it may, I'd like to tell you about three exciting things today.  Think of them as carrots for getting yourself through the holidays:  Once you power through the annual round of giving till it hurts, you can then enjoy these fun treats, which you cleverly planned for yourself, "Way back last November":

Exciting Thing Number One:

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Beginning in January, I'm planning my first-ever Mystery KnitAlong.  For those who haven't tried it before, a Mystery KAL is a pattern that is given out in parts, or "clues", with no prior information of how the finished item will look when it is completed - hence the Mystery. You receive only part (a clue) of the pattern each week for a specified time period until all "clues" have been given. Once you've finished knitting all of the "clues" you will know the final look of the design.

The Mystery KAL will be a stranded Colorwork project, suitable for adventurous beginners.  You'll subscribe to the clues, which I'll then deliver to you via e-mail, at the rate of one per week.  I'll post the subscription info sometime this month (as soon as I finish swatch-knitting for my book, or I run out of Month, which ever comes first).

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Do you have a stranded colorwork sweater pattern you’re not sure about tackling on your own?

Do you have a  colorwork sweater you’d like to adapt to knitting in the round? 

Do you have a pattern you love but need to make some size adjustments to?

Would you like help designing your own colorwork pattern?

If you answered yes to one ore more of these questions, then I have the class for you!  Beginning January 14,  2012, we will spend one day a month together working on the steeked colorwork cardigan of your choice.  Before the first class, I'll help you choose your ideal project, including yarn and color advice, should you need it.  Then we'll meet four times, during which I'll teach you all you need to know to knit your dream cardigan, finish it, and wear it in May.

Contact Linda Lingle at the Nordic Heritage Museum Education Department for additional course information and registration at 206-789-5707 ext. 21, or email

In February I will again be at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat; February 16-19th, 2012.  This year's exclusive design will be an entrelac hat and mitten set.  A list of classes and teachers can be found here right now and registration will open soon.  In addition to the all-day (Sunday) "Entre to Entrelac" class, I'll also be teaching 90-minute classes on finishing, and on introductory stranded colorwork.

And don't forget to check for my 5 new patterns, containing Dala Horses, Queen Bees, Frog Princes, Orca Whales and Dancing Chldren.  It's all for you, Gentle Readers. 

Mary Scott Huff Hand Knitter: We Never Close!