Friday, January 16, 2009

OFF TO SPINNING THIS MORNING
I'm on my way this morning down south to Common Threads knit shop in Encinitas to spin with a group that has been getting together on the third Friday of every month for the past year.  I'm especially excited today because Martie (Taos Sunflower) will be there today. She's visiting from Taos and was looking forward to spinning with us.  I met Martie in October when I was in Taos for the sheep and wool festival.  She was just closing up her knit shop and transitioning to the internet.  She's got some lovely fibery items in her Etsy shop.   www.TaosSunflowerToo.etsy.com

I have been dyeing like crazy over here in San Juan Capistrano what with this mid-winter summer.  When the Santa Ana breezes are wafting and the temp is in the 80's, one must take advantage and get those fibers out to dry.  I finished up sock yarn for The Yarn Tree's Sock for All Seasons club. And I began working on handpainted fibers for the Association of Southern California Handweavers' Conference set for March 4-7.  (www.aschsite.org)

And, finally, an idea came to me about what to do with that big pile of granny squares I crocheted out of my handspun yarn.  I created a little scarflet and here are some pictures:




This turned out so dang cute that I've started another one -- but, of course, since I knit and create as I go, it will be different.  And I don't think Granny Squares will make it into this one.  

So, off we go (Margie just called and her golf group canceled) -- she's going with me.  WooHoo!!!

3 comments:

theresa said...

Thanks for the plug about ASCH!
theresa

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That is adorable!!!!

I just discovered Common Threads myself and LOVE this shop. Found it full of wonderful yarns and nice people.

Ann said...

That scarflet is wonderful. Will you be sharing/selling a pattern for it at some point. Pleeeease. (~_~)
Ann