Entrelac was the new technique I had chosen to learn this year. I bought the book, Entree to Entrelac: the Definitive Guide From a Biased Knitter by Gwen Bortner. Having previously taken a class by Gwen, I knew I could teach myself entrelac using her book. She is a great instructor and her book has lots of wonderful pictures and lots of details.
But...after receiving the newsletter from the Tinsmith's Wife, and seeing they were offering an entrelac class taught by Gwen Bortner, I had to sign up! What better way to learn a new technique than to have the queen of entrelac teach you?!!
It was a great two day class filled with knitting and learning about Entrelac (French word for interlaced). We learned the basic components of entrelac, shaping in entrelac, using different stitch patterns in entrelac, and using different colors in an entrelac unit.
Gwen is a great teacher and after a full day of cramming new information into our tiny brains, she said ...
I am happy to say most of us finished our hats by the end of class... (another picture on Gwen's blog) ...
... I had to finish the braided ties and weave in all the ends... but here is a finished hat! in entrelac!!
AND Wait!!! there's more...
...not only did I have a wonderful weekend knitting and meeting new friends, but my best friend and soul mate went with me. While I was knitting away, he went exploring. After class on Friday, he took me to beautiful park he found.
We ate dinner Guenther's Biergarten Grill. I had the best sweet potato fries I have ever!!
You couldn't ask for a better weekend!