Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Champ

For November I'm singing the praises of master knitter, Judy Huth. Judy was crowned Grand Champion in 2004 for the knitting catagory at the Puyallup Fair. The pictured Alice Starmore sweater is displayed proudly at Yorkshire Yarns. The "Mary Tudor" design took Judy about 6 months time to make over a year span.

Since working for Yorkie Yarns Judy has gained quite the following among knitting enthusiasts. Listen, she knows she's good. We all do. I mean, c'mon. Look at the work of art picture above. Good grief! Even so, Judy she takes a humble approach when teaching others advanced knitting techniques. Many have been encouraged to stretch themselves way past what they believed they could do because of Judy.

So here's the Reader's Digest version of her knitting history. Her mother taught her to knit & crochet when Judy was 8. She continued teaching Judy the basics up until Judy was 19. Ms. Huth didn't take knitting seriously until she was in college and was looking for something "mindless" to do during her study breaks. (Dang. I wish I could be so mindless in my knitting. *grin*)

Anyhow, if you'd like to see the "Mary Tudor" and meet Judy in person visit Yorkshire Yarns during our opening hours. And keep an eye on our schedule for Judy classes!

Congratulations, Judy. You are truly dah bomb.

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