Monday, May 26, 2008
I don't want to turn this into a sock knitting blog, but that is what I've been doing, mostly. This is the latest pair--using a fair isle pattern and several yarns from my stash, plus one skein of white yarn donated by my friend Margie. I did a lot of ripping on these socks, because the colors didn't always knit up the way they looked like they would in the skein--the main problem was not enough contrast. But persistence paid off and I have another nice pair of socks.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
I painted for a couple of hours this morning, the pink orchids are beginning to look more like a finished painting, but there is still at least one more session's worth of work to do, especially on the flowers. I also forgot to post one more pic from yesterday--this guy was drumming and knitting at the same time--he actually was using those big wooden needles to hit the drums! He was selling CDs with knitted pieces attached to them, but the music didn't thrill me.
Saturday, I went to the Maker Faire to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, speak. The first shot is her--there were many people knitting in the audience, including me. I bought her new book, Things I Learned from Knitting whether I wanted to or not, but did not get it autographed. Afterwards, I wandered around and saw many interesting things--a giant cupcake vehicle, a giant woman sculpture, and many crafts--I really liked the crochet display that someone had attached to a post, showing the different shapes that could be made. I was sorely tempted by some solar dyed yarn, but bought only one indie-dyed hank from Red Sheep. That is a new record for number of links in one of my blog posts! I also met a friend, whose blog is linked on my blog already, Debra Roby, we sat and chatted for a long time.