Beth Brown-Reinsel E-Newsletter
- HI everyone!
Not all of you know that I moved from Maryland last September to
Vermont. This has been a dream of mine for many years! My first
winter here was wonderful--lots of snow, but I never got stuck once!
With the spring thaw comes Mud Season--a greater challenge than
the snow, to be sure.
I have been busy teaching around the country and trying to finish up
my elusive second book. Also, I released some new patterns last fall
(Fair Isle Bag and Nordic Mittens).
Now, Aran Winter Set (mittens and scarf) will be ready just in time
for spring! My timing may not be so great, but I am happy to get it
finished now! I have started a blog, which I utilize sporadically,
but it shows photos of what I am up to--projects, etc.
I have been juggling around my teaching schedule and have opened up
some new dates for this year. I will be hosting a workshop in Forest
Hill, Maryland on May 10 and 11
(Saturday and Sunday) at my mother's B&B
If you love a Victorian atmosphere and some great cooking (my Mom's
the best) while taking a knitting class, give me a call to schedule
your reservation. 802-387-3025. The class will cost $150 for the
two days. If you would like to stay at the B&B, you can contact
Edith Brown for room rates, which include breakfast (410-838-8943).
I will be teaching the Norwegian Fana Cardigan over two days,
limiting enrollment to a small group. If you have never sewn a steek
or cut your knitting, this is the class for you! I love to teach
this class--there are so many interesting techniques those clever
Norwegians have come up with to create this gorgeous garment. Here's
The Norwegian Fana Cardigan, 12 hours
Level: Intermediate to advanced (Experience with double pointed
needles is helpful.)
The classic details and traditional construction of the Norwegian
Fana Cardigan sweaters will be taught in this two-day workshop
through the knitting of a small sweater.
Techniques to be learned include circularly knitted body and sleeves,
square and drop shoulder armholes, cut-and-sew armholes and front,
knitted self -facings, buttonbands, and 2-color star, band, and
checkerboard patterns. Designing one's own Fana cardigan will
You can see what the little sweater looks like on my website,
I also would like to let you know about some other upcoming special
July 19-20, 2008 Summerlude-a Vermont weekend. Hosted by Margaret
Klein Wilson of Mostly Merino yarns for an intimate group.
August 10-16, 2008 Annual Vermont Retreat--this year in two
parts! Hosted by Margaret Klein Wilson of Mostly Merino. There may
still be a few spaces left!
2009: Plan now for a Baltic cruise with me and Nancy Bush on the
Holland America line!
August 22- September 3, 2009: St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen,
the Oslofjord, Tallin, and Helsinki, to name a few cities, plus three
days at sea filled with knitting classes!
Well, that's all for now! Have a wonderful spring--get out that
cotton and knit yourself