Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crafting On

Well, sometimes my work and my leisure get to intersect, and this was one of those times. 
I am teaching a class on Grettir, a sweater by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed.
While I was planning out how to teach knitting fair isle in the round without a color jog I realized that if I cast on a few repeats of the yoke chart, in this case six repeats, I'd end up with a little tree.
Now I am all fired up to make lots of these with different yoke patterns and then I can have a fair isle forest decorating my Christmas village this year.
So, I ended up with an item that was very helpful as a class tool, but can also be completely frivolous at Christmas time.
What are you creating today?
Joining up with Nicole at Frontier Dreams

11 comments:

Natalie said...

That is absolutely lovely. What a great idea - you get a great decorative piece while teaching and your students get a decorative piece while learning. Clever.

Sue Speechley said...

great idea!

momto5 said...

wow! your tree looks great, what a wonderful idea

Lisa said...

Love this idea!

Evelyn Hender said...

what a lovely idea!

Jessica Snell said...

What a cool idea - I love your little tree! And you could make more for gifts. :)

Hanni said...

Good luck with your class, this tree was a brilliant idea to practice fair isle!

Ginx Craft said...

Very cute. When I first saw your tree I thought it was a doorstop.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice and ingenious ! I'm considering that pattern also.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Brilliant!

homelealass.com said...

That's a great idea!

Cheers,
Lynda.