We had a lovely time with the charming Marie Greene, a.k.a. Olive Knits. It was a treat to have it in the big, beautiful sanctuary of Fremont United Methodist Church.
Marie's program, "You Are the Boss of Your Sweater," encouraged us to explore ways to whip our sweater game into shape when we're finding ourselves with multiple unfinished sweater projects. And yes, you still have to swatch!
'Purls' of wisdom from Marie:
It's Okay to have multiple projects going if you need different types of projects for different activities. For Guild meetings, isn't it easier to just fly by sleeve island and keep your lace shawls at home?
It's Okay to frog!
Consider finishing work (edges for picking up collars, for example) throughout your project so when you're ready for the finishing steps, your knitting will be ready.
It's just knitting. Did you mess up? Knit 2 together and move on!
A wonderful group who wore their Olive Knits sweaters for the event!
Some of our gorgeous Show and Tell projects.
Thank you Marie Greene for coming to Portland and sharing your insights with us!
We'll see you next time, May 9th, for the Unapologetic Knitter Meaghan Schmaltz who will tell us all about what happens with patterns from inception to being in your hands.
Missives from the fabulous women who got the ball (of yarn) rolling.