I had a chance a couple of years ago to take up a course at Knit-1 in Brighton – a highly acclaimed fashion design company, where not only would I learn to machine knit, but also go on to create individual pieces and possibly my own collection.
I had been searching online for courses in Brighton, and couldn’t believe it when I found this huge studio literally just behind my house. I went to Knit-1 in for a chat and gawped at the machines, the walls of yarn and the items that the students had been producing.
The course was 12 weeks, and I thought long and hard about giving up work to go and play in this amazing place, daily, for the duration. I don’t regret not doing it, as I know it’s still there, and I still could, maybe someday 🙂
So I’m playing the wildcard today for Knitting and Crochet Blogging Week (3BWKCDAY5), and thinking about what my perfect craft day (or weekend) would be. I’d definately spend some time in Knit-1, before possibly heading to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace for some serious yarn and goody buying!
Recently I got me some Knit Pro needles, so I’d definately grab myself more of them, and some crochet hooks while I’m at it..
And as I’d be in the South East, rather than Bristol, I’d head back to Brighton for a big knit and barbeque on the beach at sunset with my old knitting buddies!
Obviously this could be MUCH more exciting – I’d love to go to the States, and visit some of the lovely yarn shops over there, but I’m a bit worried I wouldn’t come back! I’d also love to knit with the ladies in Peru – there are some fantastic photos on Zoe Hillyard’s Website. Hopefully someday I’ll also find myself at one of the Vogue Knitting Live events – I might have to coincide that with the America trip.
Anyway enough dreaming, I’ve got work to do!
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