Sunday, August 19, 2007


I spent all day in a great class with Judith Mackenzie McCuin. She is a fabulous teacher. This class was spinning for knitting. We covered worsted, three ply with angora wool, merino, alpaca silk, cashmere, bison and learned tons. I think that I finally get spinning a good worsted yarn now. She also gave notes on how to figure how much yarn needed for a sweater, etc that will come in very handy. Unfortunately, for me, I forgot to take my book to have her sign it, alas!

Fiber Fest has gotten smaller yet again. Though there was a vendor there with very lovely felted garments. My guess is that they were done from wool jersey. She also had some very handsome and way too pricey jewelry that was very inspirational. I came home with two Park Bench patterns, two Lendrum bobbins, some knitting needles and two very lovely Ernst buttons.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Three new titles arrived in Saturday's mail. I always have loved the kimono shape and there are several interesting variations in the Knit Kimono book that might be fun to try. Twisted sisters has some good ideas for making handspun yarn translate to a commercial pattern that specifies a certain yarn. Last the feltmaking--just wanted it for the library. I did not own one of hers and this one sounded like a good one and it is. Now all I need is enough time to sit and browse.

I am taking a class with Judith Mackenzie this weekend on spinning for knitters and hope to get lots of good pointers. I really enjoyed the class that I had with her this past spring at the ASCH conference.

The Spindlicity cruise is coming up fast, just a little over a week and I need to spend sometime getting ready for that as well.

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Friday, August 10, 2007


I bought this cashmere/silk roving from Celia Quinn last March during the GLASG workshop and finally spun it up. It is so very soft and lovely that I am sorry that I did not purchase more. I was a little put off by the beige of the cashmere but it overdyed beautifully. It's not quite four ounces but should be enough for a small scarf or some fingerless mitts for a Christmas gift.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007


Threads is two years old today!

Saturday, August 04, 2007


I thought I was only on sock number nine, but found that I had missed this lovely in the count. It's another Chameleon Colorworks original by Janel Laidman. It was knit flat, grafted and then the heel and toe were knit on. A fun project and a very different sock.

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Friday, August 03, 2007


Started a new sock, Queen of Cups from Knitty, with some Lorna's Laces sock in the Douglas Fir colorway and low and behold it has stripes! Faint, but they are there. This is a fun sock, easy to read chart and pattern.