Monday, January 4, 2010

How to spend a snowy Sunday afternoon

I signed up for a class at my LYS, Spun Fibre Arts . I was really looking forward to learning something new. After loosing my Gran on Saturday, to be honest, I wasn't feeling particularly social. My plans for the day revolved around sitting in the corner of the couch and crying into a cup of tea. BUT Gran was a practical person and she would have been the first to kick my ass for ditching a class I had paid for. After much deliberation, I decided to go after all. I'm glad I did it was a lot of fun. I met people I only knew through name on Ravelry and learn something technical enough that it kept my mind and fingers busy.

I attended a crochet class taught by designer, Danielle Kassner. (Lauracroft on Ravelry)She was teaching us how to do Jacquard (tapestry) crochet and create a thrummed cowl. I'm making mine out of Louet Gems with Briggs & Little pencil roving inside. you can't really see in the picture but the red is actually a purple and red twisted together called Red Current. I love it and plan to make a pair of mitts to match. Okay, I want to make all Danielle's patterns! I'm in love with her Gryphon. (

I'm still playing around with it, getting used to balancing 2 strands of yarns as well as the thrumming. So I'm not entirely certain what the designs will be when I'm done. LOL We got snow yesterday and it looks like the temperature will be staying below 0 for the foreseeable future. At least,my neck will be warm.
~Daughter #1


Arlene said...

I'm glad you went to your class :)

fleegle said...

Your Fair Isle vest is stunning! And so is your Daffodil tea cloth. Beautiful knitting!

I am so sorry that you had the worst week of your life--it can only get better :( I hope! But I am glad I made you laugh. My week wasn't so wonderful either, so I had to make myself giggle with silly photos.

Susan said...

Thank you Susan, I am pleased with the vest. My Dad would have said, "Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back."
My Mom followed the process from the beginning and everytime I went to see her I took it with me...sigh