Monday, June 16, 2008

Estes Park Wool Festival

Oh, so much yarn and roving, and fleeces and well all things fibery. It was fun. Lots of fun. I went with a co-worker and had lots of fun.

It meant driving up to the mountains a second day in a row, but it was worth it. I bought a Maggie spindle and I am in LOVE! It is a 35 ounce, medium, midwhorl, maple spindle. I spun up what I was given that was already preped. I was given some locks that I will attempt to prep and continue spinning. I think I'm going to take what I've made so far off and then ply the two together. My production with this spindle is so much smoother for a couple of reasons. First there was a wonderful woman in the 'children's tent' who sat and showed me how you card the wool, start it on the spindle and where to hold it to draft it. Second was because this is a much light and well balanced spindle. My other one is a pine one that was not well constructed.

Happy, happy, E spun a bit of yarn himself, and I think I'm going to get an inkle loom from my coworker I was there with on Saturday. Yippee!!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Day....

So we went into the mountains to a lake at about 10,500 feet and fished, well my Dad & my son fished. I knit. While there were not many people there were about 50 up there and I did get the webbing on the left side tentacle done. The right side (which is what I thought I was knitting earlier) is not going as well. I can't figure out the picking up of the stitches. I feel like I'm learning to knit all over. Of course this may be due to the fact that I did not drink any water today, only Pepsi. I might be dehydrated and stupid from having a shrunken brain.

I am done with that baby sweater I was making for a co-worker. Woo Hoo!!!! I can't tell you how happy I was to have that damn thing off my needles. Teach me to knit the same basic thing 3 times in a row. She said she would talk to me the next time she knew someone having a baby & I told her that I have lots of baby sweater patterns to choose from. To which she said, yea I really liked the one you made for K. Ummm yeah see that was the same pattern just different yarn, not different enough for my brain. Thank you very much.

Oh so what I'm knitting right now is a cuttlefish for the boy. He is very exctied about it. I'm actually pretty excited about it as well.