If you have ever read one of her patterns or books, you know her - she is exactly like she writes. She is soft spoken, witty and passionate about her craft. She celebrates independence (and has a wonderful hair color that is a mixture of magenta and brilliant royal blue) and gets excited when a class member has an unusual knitting style. She stimulates, educates and motivates you to become a better knitter. She combines things - like a knit and a purl with fewer hand movements or a mattress stitch/kitchner stitch grafting stitch (she informed us that "Kitchner" had nothing to do with knitting) to make knitting simpler, prettier or just plain stronger.
She also wears awesome mismatched shoes:
One day was spent in a sock class - all day. I came home motivated to make a final decision on my sockapalooza sock pattern and yarn with the expert guidance of Lucy.
I will be making Lucy's Fiesta Sock pattern - it is a cornucopia of knitting techniques - cable, slip stitch, fairisle all in two simple socks. I will be using black Celestial Yarn (Lucy's Own) for the background and Koigu P122 353 - this Lucy-inspired combination should look like a stained glass window for the feet!
I need to finish my olympic knitting before starting my sockpal socks. Tubey is progressing well. I am about to start the body, which should go faster since I plan on using slightly larger needles.
What's for Dinner? Spinach, Potato Italian Sausage and Gruyere Casserole - only time will tell. If it is good, I will post it.