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!