I love Autumn!

A small group meets every Wednesday afternoon for knitting, spinning, and mostly, laughing. Since the weather is so nice, we met out on the Riverwalk today. It was beautiful! This is my most favorite time of year. I love Autumn!

From left to right - Erin, Dana, Diana, Juanita

I wasn't paying attention, and I only got a photo of Juanita from the back? Hmmm... must do something about this. You can see the river right behind Dana. I tell you, this is the best thing to happen to this town in a long time - the HARP

So, if you are ever in my neck of the woods, join us! Email me.

This group began as a spinning group, and Erin and I break out our drop spindles at every meeting. Here's Erin,
and here I am, spinning away on this lovely day.

On my spindle is some of that wonderful Suffolk from my friend's barn - many other projects pushed this project to the sidelines, but now, I'm back to it and an nearly done! I've spun the wool using Tammy Rizzo's Ply on the fly technique, and I've spun from rolags, which has made a lovely, boingy, springy, wonderful yarn. I'm knitting a pair of socks for Annette's Mother in Law, using a heavily modified version of Nancy Bush's, Chalet Socks, which is from the book, Folk Socks. I should have them done, soon.

They are coming out good enough, I guess - I'm not thrilled with one of my decisions - to knit the traveling stitches "regular" instead of "twisted" - my reasoning (at the time of the decision, sigh) was that the twisted stitches would render the sock less stretchy, which is true, but it also makes the design less defined. Anyway, they should be done soon, so you can see what I mean.

Also, I used Cat Bordhi's idea for the construction of the toe up sock. Check this out - Houdini Socks - (note the pattern download) - Oh My Gosh, I may never make socks any other way again! I love it! I keep telling you, I'm surrounded by geniuses on all sides! The woman knits an afterthought LEG, rather than an afterthought Heel. How terribly smart! More later....

Get out there and knit/spin in public!


the knitrider said...

Looks like a great group! If I ever get a wednesday off I will email you!

Sara said...

What a beautiful day to go out and spin/knit. I miss the group. I have good news and am on my second sock! (Just bought more yarn and needles in Boulder - like I need any more.)

Have fun!

fleegle said...

You did have fun!

As for Bling, I will revisit it in six months. I decided that I hated the big stripe across the center, which looks like a superhighway running across the lacy bits.

the knitrider said...

Rosemary-Thanks for the tomato tips!

Nena said...

Rosemary, Where are you?? I've learned so much from your blog, and am hungry for a new posting. Hope all is well


Rosemary said...

Hey Nina! I'll be posting again, soon. The end of summer and the beginning of fall have been particularly busy, but I have lots of posts in the works. Stay tuned!

I'm in Pueblo - where are you?

Nena said...

Hello Rosemary!
Hooray for your new postings! Congratulations on the Taos wins. Taos is one of my favorite places. My husband was born in Santa Fe & we lived in the Albuq area for 8 years. I just went to the Rhinebeck NY wool fair, and was amazed at how big it's gotten....hadn't been there in a few years. We live in Mass, so it's a 2 plus hour drive. The only thing missing was you, selling your wonderful spindles!
Best wishes, Nena