Sunday, August 29, 2010

Just Thrilled

 Well I am so thrilled!! I sent my registration in for October's Maritime Spin In, in PEI. I also reserved my room. Yeah! The theme is Spin Wild and info can be found at  the Maritime Spinners Retreat website. I am anxiously waiting to find out if my DD is going to get the time of work to be able to join me. Thrilling! Speaking of DD I am thrilled that she will  be visiting us shortly at the beginning of September for a few days. I haven't really spun anything for weeks because I have been either working or pooling.

     "Pooling"? Is that a verb? It is in my household and today was the perfect pooling day. Yes instead of working, knitting, or spinning I admit I was pooling. I can hardly believe my good fortune. The end of August and the temperature in the high 20s. The sun shining, a brutal stretch of work behind me and the pool water crystal clear and beckoning. How could I possibly resist? Well I couldn't but the day is waning and this blog doesn't update itself.

     I just received my Cricket Cove newsletter informing me of KnitEast a weekend of workshops featuring, Cat Bordhi, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Yarn Harlot), Lucy Neatby, the Fleece Artist and, Jane Thornely. Sadly I will be working that weekend with no hope of possibly getting it off (Cinna is weeping uncontrollably) but I am thrilled for all of you lucky knitters, and fibre fiends. All that talent in one spot so close to me and I can't go.

   Once again I am thrilled that the Moncton, Cricket Cove store has invited me to teach a Magic Loop sock class this fall. I am excited to be offering a 2 socks on 1 needle, cuff down, 2 color, fair isle class. Go see the sample and sign up. I will be offering a toe up sock class in the Spring if invited to teach by C.C..

   Well knitting group has continued throughout the summer and I have been thrilled to be able to show up as often as my work schedule allows. The ladies are always such a treat to knit with and the group is so relaxed that I just de-stress the entire time I am there. Last week was an excellent turn out and Nathalie and Therese thrilled everyone by sharing a few of there finished projects. Nathalie completed her crocheted shawl at the meeting and Therese showed of here yummy afghan. I am telling you these gals can knit and crochet.
Nathalie's Shawl

Therese's Afghan

Therese also gave me the name of a French on-line Knitting club that she belongs to and is located in Quebec. I believe it is the Canadian club of Bergere de France and is Club Direct Laine. Thanks Therese.
So as thrilling as updating this blog has been I am once again off to the pool before it gets to cool. See you tomorrow night at Read's.

Hugs Cinna

Monday, August 9, 2010

Borders

 Well last week the worse thing I did to myself was to crush my right thumb in the garden door. So it was a pretty good week.

     Last Wednesday night knit group was small with Therese, Nathalie and I. Very cozy. We had a surprise guest for a few minutes, the lovely and vivacious  Marielynn stopped by and sat a spell to knit on her shawl. Marie Lynn was home visiting her parents as she has been teaching in Korea for 4 years.

    I have decided that I am not very fond  of knitting borders onto triangular shawls. It just seems to take forever. I have no problem knitting borders onto circular or square shawls! I offer no apologies and can give no reason for this. Just a personal preference.

   DH informed me the other day that he may go home for a week early in September. Boy howdy talk about short notice. I ran around like mad when I got home from work last night hunting for the 2 balls of red Sirdar ,Tweedie Chunky yarn I had purchased in the spring to knit my SIL her requested hat. I found the yarn after about an hour and managed to about 9 inches of the cable band before the Sandman got up to me. The pattern is 9069 and I am making the beret. This is thankfully a quick knit project.

   Well that is all for now. See you Wednesday evening.

Take care
Cinna