Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Summer Knitting Classes

Summer knitting classes begin Monday at Freeman House. I'm so looking forward to them. This afternoon I began preparations in earnest, winding small, sky-blue balls of yarn and stitching up knitting bags for each of the "students".

I should be finished with class prep, but I kept getting interrupted by the summer sun as it shifted and bounced its soft, buttery light all through the dining room. It was so peaceful - the waves of light and the rhythmic hum of the wool winder.

I've decided to do summery refreshments each week for the knitters. I'm thinking we'll ease into the five sessions with chilled Strawberry Soup. I'm picturing it garnished with little balls of vanilla bean ice cream and bright, fresh sprigs of mint. Seems like a fitting start to a quiet and warm summer of knitting, doesn't it?

10 comments:

Lana said...

Yes, yes...strawberries and vanilla beans and all...
but what I am really wanting is some of that chocolate cake on your banner. :-)
Have you posted that recipe somewhere?

You've become a daily read. I admire your gumption, talent, and insight.

Mrs. G said...

if I lived nearby, I'd come to your knitting classes :) I've learned to "knit", but "purl" just eludes me :) ...I suppose practice would help :)

betty r said...

I want to come knitting...what bliss!
Strawberry soup..sounds so refreshing!

I echo that...you definitely are a daily read and I admire the way you use your God given talents.

Sue said...

Oh how I wish I lived closer to take that class with you, I'd love to learn to knit, my Mom knitted but I never learned, now I wish I had. You'll make a good teacher too!

fairmaiden said...

O how I wish I lived nearby so I could come! Sounds simply delightful. The color of the blue yarn would look perfect in 'Sea Cottage'. I do wish you & your class the most of FUN.

Rhoda said...

OK, sign me up for knitting class with that kind of food. Yummy!! Strawberries can't be beat.

Rhoda

Brigitta said...

this sounds very tempting Brin, what I shame I live in the Netherlands ;-) Have fun with your classes!!!

Lallee said...

Sunbeams and chilled strawberry soup....I'm coming.....but I'll have to spend the night until the five weeks are up.....it's a long journey to Freeman House ;-) I love your photos and whatever that spooler -thing-a-ma-bob is you're putting your lovely yarn on ;-)

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what kind of yarn ball winder you have?

Jennifer L. said...

I love the way your balls of yarn turn out. I've been looking to get my own ball winder, can you tell me what brands are good or what brand you have and use? I've had a difficult time finding them in local stores. Beautiful work! :)