The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Masters in the Midwest
WAS WONDERFUL!!! As usual, the staff of Yarns by Design did their usual great job! The teachers were interesting, informative, creative, and the classes were fun, challenging and exhausting. More about that as I digest and assimilate the materials.

I have been working on My Flak! Part 6 is as near done as may be, I think another inch but that will happen today as I sit and knit and burn CD's My poor computer is out of memory, Between the pictures and the audio books, so I am burning the latest acquisitions (audio books) onto CD so that I can get them off the hard drive.

There are Sleeves here, (now that they are off the needle they no longer look so much like pants for Caleb) and I have cast on the fronts, yes both of them, and since the button bands are knit as you go I will be putting a pin in the left band every time I put a button hole in the right and they should line up, I say should because you have no idea what a talent I have for messing up.

While we were in Wisconsin Brooks and I discussed the buttonbands of the FLAKs and I have a plan for C's which is all I need right now because I am still determined to finish his first so that it will get done. If I do mine first, it may languish and I don't need another why don't you finish... thing to add to the list, I am sure that you, dear readers, never do this but I do!

Saturday night is the banquet and fashion Show, since every thing was on the needles, I scrounged around and got out the St John Knits knockoff from a David Miles class (machine knit, woolray yarn) pants, and the top mostly knitted by my (skinny) friend Alicia who sold it to me when she tried it on and it was too big. She gave me the rest of the denim silk and I made the sleeves.
Also modeled were the socks, (which you can't see in the picture.) See girls if you just make enough things in the same color you eventually get an outfit. I also showed C's flak since it was technically off the needles, (it goes back on once I finish part 6 of mine) and I said I wouldn't show it again but now that we have come up with a "killer" trim I may have to. Stay tuned I'll be trying it to see if the idea will translate into the vision I have or a dog's dinner.

I went, I learned, I did not buy! (much) We had $60 customer appreciation cards, from the binge buying from last fall so the Lorna's Laces for a granddaughter sweater was practically free. And the Icelandic unspun whined every time I came close, "Take us home. You know you want to! We are your color! You know you love us! Don't leave us here please! Please! PLEASE!" Well what was I to do? 5 was enough for a sweater for me but the 6th looked so lonely I just could not leave it there, so it came too. Do you think I like this color??


  • At 3:14 PM, Blogger jeannie said…

    These colors are so gorgeous, fabulous, SPECTACULAR!!!!!! I can't leave lonely balls of yarn behind, either. :0) As a matter of fact, I tend to buy orphans at the pricey LYS, 'cause, well, I just can't leave them there!

    I have managed in 2 yrs to accumulate enough to make several prs of socks with contrasting toes. Yay! Oo, that's what I'll crochet next... ;0)
    that's the prettiest colorway of LL- what is it? Name? Number?

    I seem to have mostly teals and greens with turquoise and blue a close 2nd in my stash.


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