We had an absolutely beautiful day today.
The house cleaning part stinks, the knitting was great. I had to frog my Smaug socks back to the heel flaps, yet, I am almost to the toes on the right one. I gave in and am finishing them one at a time. Because the yarn is light fingering, and I am knitting them on size 0 (2.0mm) needles to have decently tight fabric, they are very tight. I might have to give them to my daughter, Moogie. I might actually make this pattern again with slightly thicker yarn so I can keep a pair, as I really love the look. I will have to go through my sock yarns and look for something suitable.
I don't have any photos of the latest progress, but I do have a photo of my spinning. Last night, my good Stitch Bud, Wajio, came over, and we had a spinning night.
HPKCHC classes, but I am not sure if I meet any of the prompts. Also, because I started the singles in January, I don't know if they would count. I will check and report back. Maybe plying counts. The other idea I had was to ply up the yarn, then dye it. I know that dying yarn counts for most class prompts. I have never tried dying yarn, just a bit of tie-dying with my kids in summer day camps. It might be fun.
On to my continuing reports of the vendors at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival in Tacoma, WA.
Jewelry by "K." She had some beautiful shawl pins.
Jewelry by K was sharing a booth with the dyer, Dicentra Designs.
Carolina Homespun had a really big booth. They had fiber for sale, but what was more interesting in their booth was all of the fiber tools.
Jennie the Potter had hand crafted mugs, stitch markers, jewelry, and buttons for sale.
The last booth I'm going to talk about tonight is Just Our Yarn.
They carried hand-painted yarns of various fibers, as well as kits.
I almost can't describe these yarns. They were so different from most of the yarns I have seen before.
That's all for tonight. I hope to get in an extra post tomorrow about Madrona (yes, there are MORE vendors) before heading out to stitch night with my Eastside Stitchers.
shaping the planet with some spools of spun singles.
|Brenda Dayne demonstrates her spindle technique for me.|