Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thanks to Sunday Holm

Sunday helping Pat get some yarn for a project she was making.

Last summer The Chalk Dust Knitters went to our LYS Stix-n-Stitches to have Sunday Holm give us some lessons on Fair Isle knitting. She told us the story of an EZ sweater she was recreating the pattern for. We were amazed as we often were with Sunday, her gifts as a knitter and the giving and humble person she is.
Now this lost EZ sweater has been found and will be brought back to life by the many knitters that will make it.

Please take the time to read these articals because they will touch and inspire you. Twist Collective Joan Morhard Smith

Twist Collective Sunday Holm

Let's remember and thank Sunday Holm for the many months she spent birthing the pattern. If not for her love for knitting and EZ this sweater would have been lost forever.
Thank you Sunday!

Chalk Dust Knitters showing off their Fair Isle last summer.

This was mine.

Now look what I can do. See what a good teacher Sunday is!
This is a pattern by Jeanne Stevenson.

It's very easy and fast to knit up. The model is First Born

I used Knit Picks(brown)and Zarella(green)yarns.

While at Stix-n-Stitches this week I picked up Made in Brooklyn by Jared Flood.

I also picked up some Fresco from Classic Elite. My daughter posted beautiful picture of the yarn on her blog and we will be making this together.


Kathy said...

Chalk Dust knitters is an adorable name. I take it you are all teachers?

I just saw someone knit thehat on the cover. THey told me it is very easy. I love the look.

Came to you from Bianca's blog

Zel, The Grimm Witch said...

Get your tush in gear; I already started...finishing Chart A! I might steal that brown and green hat from you.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous Fairisle knitting!

Sigrun said...

I love helpful, caring LYS's. My favorite is called Wool Revival. It is a little hole-in-the-wall place in an old part of town. The block it's on is a real Bohemian place with an antique store, A book store and coffee bistro call "Mandolin" and an upscale restaurant called "La Bohème" which is also a bed and breakfast-the building is a historic site. nice to hear from you again.

beegiekp said...

Wow....Sunday really taught you well....the hat looks better hide it from Raquel.

DrChopSuey said...

I love Fair isle knitting... but I'm not brave enough to try it yet! Your hat looks amazing and very inspiring to try!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Thanks for the Zimmerman story. I love your hat, nice colors !!!