|Looking over the lobby|
It really was the perfect place for this event. Instead of a sterile convention center, a posh hotel smack downtown adds a little enchantment. After a quick check-in and a couple of maze-like hallways, the room where Steeks to the Rescue, my first class, was found. Steeking is a way of setting up your knitting to be cut. Why would you want to cut into your knitting? The biggest is making a traditional fair isle cardigan without having to purl your work. Others include inserting a placket to make a smaller piece bigger, taking out a section if your garment is too big, adding pockets or a neckline. Chris Bylsma was a fantastic teacher giving me the confidence to make quick work of a steek. Now I can tackle the fair isle sweater of my dreams.
|A Steeked neckline|