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Months ago I signed up for an all-day Victorian knitting class at the world’s most fabulous local yarn shop. Taught, once again, by accomplished author, fiber arts historian, and teacher Donna Druchunas. If you recall, Donna D is the one who inspired me to start knitting a seemingly-endless stream of riesines.

The wealth of knitting knowledge contained within her brain is incomprehensible to me. Are all fiber teachers like this, able to pull out random historical details, ideas from multiple counties, stitches, and adaptations out of thin air? And she makes it 1) understandable and 2) engaging at the same time. The most challenging part of class, and the part that ended up being most interesting and important, was learning to chart Victorian knitting from written instructions. Just try following those instructions without charting the thing out.

Luckily for the rest of you, Donna is a traveling teacher who is fond of the road. Check her website for all the places she’ll be soon. If you’re headed to Sock Summit she’ll be there. Donna is also headed to the Interweave Knitting Lab in November. Sign up quickly as seats appear to be going fast for both.

(If I was going to Sock Summit, I’d be signing up for Donna’s classes as well as Twinkle Toes with Syne Mitchell…)

“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

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