Thursday, April 10, 2008

So at last I can breathe....a bit. I'm going to Blue Moon's Camp Crow's Feet. We were assigned to knit a toilet paper roll cover. Kitschy? Yes. Fun? Yes! I just rolled with it and it has been a blast. Those who know me well, know that I'm probably not finished. And I'm not. The major things are done though. The rest can pretty much be done on the fly if necessary. I can't wait to share it with all of you! No patterns. No guidelines.
Raspy needs one arm and the sleeve seam sewn and she's all finished ready to travel. I tried it on. I love it. I'm pondering casting on another in a different colorway. Maybe a different yarn. I think I adore this sweater. I'm also thinking about a couple of other denim sweaters. Tot's starting to pick out her own yarns for me to knit. I love it! She demands I do it. Hmmmm. Another year and she can start knitting? I so hope she does.
My dear husband turned 40. That makes me feel a bit more.....mature. Strange. I forget how old I am all the time until I'm reminded. Like my hub turning 40.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

From turkey to tulips.......well here I am....I'm baaaaccccckkkk! I somehow got consumed with Ravelry, my new timesuck, and disappeard from the blogosphere. I love Ravelry.
Tot is growing like a weed. She's getting so much independence these days. Ahhh what a wonderful thing it is.
I've been knitting. Constantly.
I need to post pics here and on Ravelry.
I'm going to Blue Moon's Camp Crow's Feet this year. I leave this Saturday. Can Not Wait!!! We have to knit a toilet paper roll cover from scraps of yarn sent to all campers by Blue Moon. I've had so much fun with this. More than I thought I would. Ohh the freedom of no pattern. I almost can't believe I'm really going. I feel like I might not breathe until I'm in Seattle. Prior to camp, a few of us Ravelers whom I've never met, are going on a yarn crawl the two days before camp. We're going to shop the Seattle shops and then hit Bainbridge and the San Juan Islands. I'm almost afraid to go. I feel like I'll want to move there. I will savor every moment.
I will stop about that. I know you might like to tell me to stop already.
Something else I'm quite excited about is a class that will be coming up in June. Beth Brown-Reinsel will be coming to teach her Traditional Gansey Workshop the weekend of June 21st and 22nd. Beth, in my opinion, is like a charming old soul. I just adore her. Her knitting talent is phenomenal and she is an excellent educator. Those of you who are attending I assure you that you won't be disappointed. I've wanted to take this workshop with Beth for a long time. I'm also happy to be able to share her with all of you.
I will also be hosting Antje Gillingham, the author of Knitting Circles Around Socks the weekend of May 30th and 31st. Unfortunately all spots for this class are taken. Antje comes from Germany, she owns a shop where she lives now in Tennessee. I've yet to meet Antje in person, but she is delightful to speak with on the phone! I'm really looking forward to meeting her! This should be a weekend to remember.
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It's good to be back.