Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wrapped in Alison's Warmth

Today I headed to Marin Fiber Arts for the booksigning with the wonderful, amazing, gentle spirit that is incarnated as Alison Hyde.

She brought her wonderful shawls for us to admire and drool over, and although the sun is not great for her, she would not remain alone, but joined us on the floor, refusing to take a proffered chair – there’s a humorous story she told about a couch, but it is her story, and I leave it to her to tell it.

The book is lovely and wonderful too. Thce shawls really do work so much better than others that I have seen, and lucky me, the Carlsbad scarf is perfect for some bombyx silk from Ellen’s ½ Pint Farm that I bought at Stitches West earlier this year. And I will decide on whether a shawl is in my future.

She laughed with Patricia, of the very cool Sea Socks '08

took photos herself

and posed with me and Warren Agee, owner and inspiration of Marin Fiber Arts.

It was a good day!

Friday, June 29, 2007


Today I post my Amanda Squatty Sidekick photos. I used Cascade 220, in a wonderful purply heather. The purse felted in 5 minutes in the washer. One hank with leftovers, hardly any finishing -- you gotta love it!

At the owner's request, I made one for the LYS -- -- with a much nicer button from the store.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Yarn Fast for a Good Cause

Well, I was so busy on my mission trip to build a couple of houses in Mexico that hardly any knitting happened -- I started the toe of one sock, but then I got busy the rest of the week, or was so beat that yep, the trip turned into a complete yarn fast.

But see what was accomplished -- we helped build houses, one for this family -- Luis, Yajida, and Janeen:

and the baby's feet were stamped into the new concrete entry to their new small, but now more than twice as big house!

I think the Yarn Goddess will understand!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Tomato Sweater

I have a new finished object:

- the Tomato Sweater from No Sheep for You -- I made this out of Cotton Fleece yarn, and hoped that it would work -- it did! I think the 20 percent wool actually gives it a nice drape, and I'm sure that Amy would approve. I had my cousin Marie (who I was making it for) try it on yesterday before I wove the end in -- a perfect fit.

Now I want one for me!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Knitourage

Today is World Wide Knitting in Public Day.

And in my county, it is also the day of almost a fair in every part -- the LYS was just 1/2 block from the Italian Street Painting Festival, which is a wonderful place to see artists doing it for the love of it, great music, decent food, and funding for youth in arts.

So, what better than having a wwkip fest in the middle of it.

For the past couple of weeks, I've starting calling our Knit Night group the Knitourage -- kinda like a knitting Entourage. So, I made up some stickers like this:

We were lucky, we had knitters from the north (Sebastopol and Santa Rosa) as well as folks from the Marin Knitting Guild. It ws a very good thing. Look at the fabulous lace scarf being knit in the chaos, and then there was a big knitting emergency Gabby finished her hat while there and had no other knitting, but Warren came to the rescue with a swatch for her to work on!

and I have finished the Tomato sweater from No Sheep for You that is destined for my cousin Marie for her birthday on June 19th. Photos coming - I want to make sure it fits, so she gets to try it on tomorrow...

Friday, June 1, 2007

This is my first blog, and my first blog entry. Late to the game and dollar behind to boot, but what the heck. My publishing desires can be fulfilled, and I have a place to post my knitted objects.

All is well. Because I blog, I am!