Friday, November 19, 2010
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Cooky and I will be hosting a Camp Pluckyfluff with the incredible Lexi Boeger (Pluckyfluff) at The Shepherdess in San Diego, California the weekend of January 22-23, 2011.
You can sign-up through www.pluckyfluff.com or by calling The Shepherdess (619) 297-4110. There are some spaces still available so reserve your spot! It is a weekend of wonderful fibery fun so bring your wheel and various fibers (Lexi brings interesting things too and there are great things available at the shop.) If you need to stay overnight there are lots of hotels nearby as well as wonderful restaurants.
Don't miss this opportunity to spend two days with the author of Handspun Revolution and Intertwined. Her techniques are awesome and she is a delight to be around!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Lately, I have gone to sock knitting heaven! I made a vow to myself that before I started using my own handspun for making socks I would use up all the sock yarn in my stash. Well, a dent is being made in that stash. In the last three weeks or so three pairs of socks have been finished. Two are the Monkey pattern by Cooke A, which were such an easy knit.
The shades of blues, reds and greens sock is made using Poems sock yarn by Universal. I did enjoy knitting with this yarn. There were thick and thin spots in the yarn as well as a little splitting occuring occasionally. But, I just slowed down and I am really liking how these are turning out.
The socks of greens, orange, etc are made with Noro Kureyon sock yarn. Definitely a favorite. I enjoyed knitting with this yarn a lot and like the way they feel on my feet.