Sunday, February 27, 2011

Uh Yeah...I have a blog right?

I've been doing a lot of knitting, a lot of sewing, and a lot of meeting. Let us start with knitting:

The Janesville Area Knitting Guild's Annual Knit-In was last weekend. Anyone who knows me know's I am the Door Prize coordinator for that event. Usually that keeps me from taking classes. As a help to vendors this year, we asked for less donations and gave them to the first 50 registrants. I got to take a class! I took steeking. Really, it's not as frightening as you think it is, once you know how.

BUT, we need pictures!

(Note to self: STOP TAKING PICS WITH YOUR CELLPHONE!) The pictures don't really turn out well when I do. My entrant into the knitting challenge is a Christmas Stocking done in colorwork. The yarn is entirely handspun, and the designs came from a book called "Aran and Fair Isle Knitting" and is part of the Harmony Guide Series from Britain.

Sewing? Oh I'm in a Amy Butler phase again. Pop on over to the store for a nice bag while they are still on sale. This design series is called Soul Garden and it's just captivating.

I've met with the vendors at the Knit-In and the members that attended. It was all in great fun and I got to show off my newest thing, the Tattoo.

It's been two weeks now since I went and got it. Did it hurt? Yep, it did. Is it real? Yep. Where was it done? Alkali Tattoos in Janesville, WI. Is my Dad jealous? Oh, heck yeah.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Divine Strawberry

As a member of the Knit-In committee for the Janesville Area Knitting Guild, I am privy to information that others might not have until later. Being an honest lady, I knew that this years' competition challenge would be a cabled accessory. I make it a point never to start my project until January to give everyone a sporting chance.

I thought about it and knitted the Divine Strawberry. Divine because I knitted it while attending my class at St. Augustine on the Apostle's Creed. I have become aware of the fact that I listen more intently when I am knitting, so I bring something that I can work on that does not need much attention and can be placed low on the lap. That way I can knit and not draw attention....mostly.

It turned out a bit snug for my head, but cute nonetheless. Last week was the first time in over two months that I could make it to the yarn shop to discuss the Knit-In and such. That's when I found out that the challenge had been changed due to changes in our speakers. Now it's colorwork. So the Divine Strawberry was made for sheer fun. Ah I have to find something to knit for the challenge that has colorwork in it.