Friday, April 30, 2010

StevenBe, new hat

My most recent knitting expedition was at the Yarn Over event in Minneapolis, MN. Steven Berg from the StevenBe: A Yarn Garage Workshop was kind enough to host me for the weekend and boy does he know how host a fiber-filled weekend! If you haven't been to his shop and are ever remotely close to the twin cities area, you must stop into his new location, which is a converted fire station. It is an eclectic collection of Steven's unique style and really sparked my creativity.

I got to hang out and chat with other knitters for the weekend to live music, wine tasting, and delicious food.

There was so much visual stimulation throughout the weekend with an enormous amount of fiber and creative knitters. I felt like I was petting something every 10 seconds. I also got to sit in on Cookie A. and Lucy Neatby's classes, which were very educational to say the least.

In design news, I finally finished editing a reversible beanie called Skid.

Skid features traveling slipped stitches on a reverse stockinette background, but when turned inside out, it offers a simple striped stockinette option for wear.

I knit the first version about a year ago, but the pattern is now available as a $6 pdf download.

I'm working on another hat pattern at the moment that I hope to release soon as well!


Nina said...

That hat is so cool, I must go make it now. :)

steven said...

Amazing, as I saw Mellisa's test knit. I will have to make sure to order some for the shop as soon as it is available for StevenBe. Thanks for the kind words and I was so glad you could join us. Knit on my young friend. said...

Love this hat and the yellowish one. Just found your blog and cannot wait to buy your book.