Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

C'est Fini ! Swan Lake Stole

Many moons ago.....June of 2007 to be exact I began a lace journey that taught me the value of counting stitches and not fudging when it counts. I am happy to say the Swan Lake stole is drying after I blocked it this morning.

Thank you Pink Lemon Twist for this KAL! Thank you, Iris for starting this project with me while we read our charts on music stands in your backyard. You were also there at the finish line. I knitted the stole with Jaggerspun Zepher Wool-Silk 2/28 in Indigo. I purchased two balls ( 630 yds each) from Sarah's yarns. I actually used 1 and a half balls or 3 oz of the yarn.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hula Hoop Knitting

Last Sunday was a fine day for the outdoor sport of knitting.I worked industriously on my Lace Ribbon Scarf made of some hand spun alpaca, silk and angelina. Several RI Spinning Guild members hit Oakland beach for an afternoon of sun and fun. Some trotted over to Iggy's to get lunch while the rest of us knitted and spun wool while soaking in the sun and breezes. Over to our left were some talented Hula Hoop dancers. They could move that hoop so hypnotically that Ms. Marva was green with envy as were the rest of us. I remarked that in my heyday I did indeed use the hula hoop. Well..............one thing led to another and before I knew it, I was on the grassy island doing this and celebrating spring! Pictures courtesy of Mr Dubyah.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Been Plying on My Spindle

This evening I've been plying some wonderful merino on a Kundera spindle after making the singles on Mr. Sturtevant' s lovely bird's eye maple spindle. Talk about a long spinning tool!