On Saturday I made a visit to London Wul and I had a great time there with Heidi and fellow sock teacherTanya. We are very naughty gals as they convinced me to attempt drop spindle spinning and I convinced them to knit a large shawl pattern from the book Folk Shawls.Well what can I say I did ask Heidi about drop spindle classes and Heidi did have this yummy Berroco,ultra alpaca fine wool. We are going to be knitting the "Feather and Fan Triangle Shawl" on pg 64 of Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. I found this fabulously soft fluffy mystery wool in the sale bin there for an unbelievable price and I spent about 9 hours knitting that up into a light basic triangle shawl.I am going to block it this morning.The wool reminds me of my calico cat Tansy and quite frankly she disappears when hiding in it.The pattern I used is found here. This pattern is a free pattern by Sarah Keller of Knot Another Hat and it takes between 250 to 350 yards of wool.
On the laptop updates I managed to buy myself a lovely thin Compaq QC60 and because it was such a great deal I also purchased my daughter an HP mini netbook for her birthday. Oh don't worry that I am letting out a secret by telling you all because she already has it. Her birthday isn't until October but why wait. Besides I am certain hubby and I will get her a few other little gifts.
Well I am still working on my wrap from Interweave magazine and I have started EZ's (Elizabeth Zimmerman) pi shawl and I hope to give a little class or workshop on it in the Spring at Cricket Cove. I think I'll call it "let's make an EZ pi shawl".Heh-heh-heh.
See you all Thursday at Read's.Until then stay warm.