Tales of a Traveling Teacher – Houston Knitting Guild

Houston Knitting Guild

I’ve been on the road a LOT lately, and I love teaching, and I love meeting new people, but there are no words to express how much I LOVED teaching for the awesome ladies of the Knit at Night Guild in Houston Texas.

I had a sense this might be a well run guild when Roddie (our fearless leader) and her husband picked me up at the airport with a bottle of water waiting. Okay, that may seem like a little thing, but when you fly a lot, you realize how crazy thirsty you always are when you get off the plane.  But wait (as the late night infomercials say), there’s more.  Sitting in the backseat was my goodie bag


Day one was Top Down Sweater Design.  After we go our measurements just right we spent the next six hours learning how to design an entire sweater from the top down, including a variety of neckline choices, waist shaping etc. Although there was one helpful question “when will we start loving the math?”, I think by the end of the day everyone was getting it.

For all you east coasters, I’ll be teaching the top down class again at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC – Jan 17 – 19.

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After some pretty great cocktails, dinner and good nights sleep (those ladies are fun but exhausting), it was time for day two and Slip Stitch Knitting and Knitting and Purling Backwards (don’t worry Texas, I’ll be back to teach those two classes in March in Dallas st DFW Fiber Fest in Dallas Fort Worth, TX, March 28 – 30:)

Some of the ladies had already done some amazing slip stitch work.

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Roddie had warned me Sunday was Football day, and she might have to disappear from time to time – BUSTED


I got home beat but happy.  I missed the Houston Guild as soon as I got home.  I can’t wait to go back!

Next stop – Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool . . . but that’s a tale for another day.

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