April 12 2010 – thisisknit
IT STARTED with an excited quick-fire email from D... "Annie Modesitt is coming to Dublin, email her!!!" THE FIRE was fuelled by another D on Twitter... "Annie, want to meet Dublin knitters?" THE ORGANISATION was nearly thwarted by strange email issues that were circumvented by Ravelry... "Did you get my email? I would *love* to come and teach at your shop!" And now it's happening! Annie Modesitt will teach a two-hour workshop on Combination Knitting on Sunday 2nd May at TIK. The cost is â‚¬40 per person and bookings can be made by contacting the shop on 01-6709981. So, what's this Combination Knitting then? Christened â€œCombination Knitting" by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts (Fall 2000 Interweave Knits magazine), this combination of Western and Eastern style knitting can be faster, creates a nicer tension with less "rowing out" and less wrist strain. Established knitters may enjoy this different method, new knitters can mistress this right away! Even if you don't decide to continue in the Combination Method after class, you'll learn new ways to think about your own knitting, ways to make your knitting more intuitive, and therefore more JOYFUL! Remember, we don't knit only to make things, we knit to make ourselves happy! Student should bring: Light colored worsted weight yarn, needles to work well with yarn And who's Annie? Annie taught herself to knit at age 25 before a move from NYC to Texas. The Texas tenure didn't last, but knitting did, and upon her return to the NY area Annie began knitting for other designers and designing for major knitting magazines. Her work has appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knitters Magazine, Cast On, Family Circle Easy Knitting, McCalls Needlework and several family oriented magazines. Author of Confessions of a Knitting Heretic, Knitting Millinery and editor of the 2006 Accord Crochet Pattern A Day Calendar and the collection of fiber essays, Cheaper Than Therapy, Annie has contributed to many knitting books including Stich N' Bitch, Scarf Style, Wrap Style, the Vogue Knitting Book, and Weekend Knitting and Holiday Handknits. Twist & Loop (Potter Craft, 2006) and Men Who Knit And The Dogs Who Love Them (Lark, Jan 2007) Annie's the inventor of the astoundingly clever Flip Knit, a low tech, portable alternative to knitting videos. Annie knits using the Combination Method and believes that there truly is no wrong way to knit. She lives in St Paul, MN with her husband, kids and assorted pets. Booksigning: Annie will also give a brief talk on her collection of books at 3.30pm She will be happy to sign any books or patterns participants bring. Copies of some of Annie's self-published books (Confessions of a Knitting Heretic, Knit with Courage Live with Hope & others) may be purchased directly from the author at a reduced rate while they last!