In Which I Knit
Let’s see if we can get a post in here for August! We came back from a short trip to Pittsburgh where we were able to mix business and pleasure (family, a concert) and today is catch up day.
I have been knitting – working on the Ene Shawl (Rav link) and a sock for Bob from yarn bought at Rhinebeck last October. Starting chart 3 on the shawl and the heel on the sock.
I will post of more things wondrous and tear-inducing (on my part at least) next time!
Thank you everyone for your kind words. Been a strange few weeks, and things will never quite be the same. I’ve not been able to knit until today because it lets me think too much, but I have been spinning. I finished up one of my 1 ounce bags of cashmere from Little Barn and need to wind it off onto a tp core so I can spin up the other. I have no clue how much I got from this ounce, but it is so much fun to spin, I’m not sure I really care. I did cast on the Forest Canopy Shawl out of my handspun singles. Singles are from the big ass bag of roving purchased at SAFF 09. I have a fuzzy pic. Some day I’ll take a better one. I love the easy chart to memorize and it looks so pretty. The color reminds me of denim. It’s all I have for now.
Sheesh. Been a few days since I’ve put fingers to keyboard, eh? When things get all angsty, it seems the blog is the first to go, followed by my knitting and housework. I don’t mind about the housework, but I’ve just not felt much like getting any knitting accomplished which makes me even more sad, and then nothing gets done. I did get Tomato finished – here’s the crappy shot taken in the bathroom at work: I’m happy with it, it looks good on me. A success! I’ll continue to work bits and pieces of my Forest Canopy and the little Sunflower/Ladybug dolls out of The Twist Collective for Kaylyn but just not driven to finish them any time soon. Ennui – it’s just not for breakfast. I am spinning, a little bit. On bobbin #4 of the lovely roving from Knit Witch, so it’s not all bad. In order to “rev up the excitement” I’ve joined the 2009 Tour de Fleece challenge. My goal is to get all the yarn spun up for HockeyDad’s Cobblestone. Then, come mid-August, I’ll see if I can cast that bad boy on to the needles! In order to do that however, I must finish blending the alpaca, shetland and corriedale waiting patiently for me! Think I can do it? I mean, really. It’s […]
I had two classes at Stitches South – Norwegian Purling taught by Beth Brown-Reinsel, and Fair Isle with Fiona Ellis. Both these ladies are awesome instructors – the purling was a techniques class (which I will need to practice a LOT) and the fair isle was a good class in color theory and how to pick colors for fair isle. Me not so good with color. Thursday evening I had to run downtown for #1’s Art Exhibition – HD took some footage on my Flip camera and I promise to post. Very cool exhibit and I’m so proud of that boy. Afterwards, we ran back up to the Galleria and had dinner with Knitwitch and The Man, and the ever lovely Jenifluer! Too long since I’ve seen her. Friday after my Fair Isle class, I met up with some Rubberneckers at Chipotle and had a great time! I was once a mod, but a very poor one, so thankfully, was relieved of my duties. But they still invited me to dine with them! Awesomeness in it’s best form. After lunch, I hit the market place and did a little bit of damage, but not too much. I will take pictures and post. I purchased mostly tools of my trade (spinning trade that is), but I did find one luscious cone […]