Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday, Monday.....

Back wise, I am doing better. I am being a good girl and taking it easy for a while. It is hard to admit your limitations, but for the sake of your health, sometimes "it just beez that way".
I have made great progress on my Lyra. I am now on Rnd 86. My next step is to do another lifeline and go up a needle size.
My son starts back to college today, so now it gets back to having more time to design. I have a long list of book ideas, but cannot seem to get myself motivated to start. I guess I need to drag out the list technique. It always helps to have a list. I rejoice in marking off an item!!! Progress! I love progress!
I received my confirmation of classes for a Fiber Retreat that I go to every year. I signed up for a Continuous Strand Weaving Method on Triangles, Squares and Rectangles with Carol Leigh Friday afternoon,
Judith Mackenzie McCuin To Spin a Fine Thread Saturday morning,
Knitting Backwards with Robin Chew
Saturday afternoon.
I took the Friday class because I have a tri loom that my husband made me and I want to be able to do more with it.
The Saturday morning spinning class is pretty self-explanatory. I would one day love to be able to spin enough lace weight wool to make a shawl. That may never happen. Spinning is not something that I do a lot. It is not portable. It is a lot of effort for a small amount of results. Most of my shawls take approximately 1700-2000 yards of yarn. That means that I would have to spin about 4000-5000 yards of single ply to do a double ply yarn for a shawl. Life is too short and it's too easy to buy really nice wool, at reasonable prices. But perhaps one day? I do like having goals.
The Saturday afternoon class is for working short rows on socks and entrelac knitting. It lets you not have to turn your work. It is not easy to learn a new way to knit, but this technique can come in handy in so many ways.
This Retreat takes place in Jefferson City MO. It is a lovely town. Real hilly. I look forward to meeting new people and seeing old friends. Missouri has some great events in all the fiber arts. I could go to a different one every couple of months.

1 comment:

fleegle said...

I love knitting backwards! It's also useful when knitting a border onto a shawl sideways. You don't have to turn a bulky wad of knitting to knit back.