Monday, September 23, 2013

Getting Ready for Retreat

I am busy getting for spinning retreat in October. I have lots on the go. I am finishing aprons that my sister and I will be selling. I have a few hats on the go as the theme this  year is the Mad Hatter. I have tinked back the button band on my Lopi cardigan thinking I would prefer a 2X2 ribbing and have decided after knitting that for 6 inches that O in fact would like a zipper instead and will now have to tink back and restart the band in a plain 6 stitch to accommodate a rollover for the zipper. I am knitting Bernat's "Reindeer Games" cardigan. I purchased the yarn at Michael's at a dollar a ball so the cardigan is only costing me about $11. Fantastic!

   We are meeting tonight at Reads in Riverview. See you there.

p.s. tink= knit backwards

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Plum Crazy

This Labor Day Weekend was busy. Saturday I spent a few hours at London Wul picking out some roving to dye. I am quite timid about the entire acid dyeing process. I had an image in my mind about the end product for a project I am going to make for the retreat next month. I checked out many sites on the internet and decided to use food coloring and my microwave. I love the outcome. I call it Plum Crazy and I look forward to knitting it up.
Sunday was spent cutting out aprons, as was Monday morning. Monday afternoon I spun up my Plum Crazy and some navy merino-silk roving.
We are meeting at Reads tonight at 6pm.

Plum Crazy