Saturday, February 23, 2008

Maureen Mason Jamieson Workshops

Because I ran out of time, I haven't blogged about the workshops two weekends ago. (In English teacher talk I just changed a noun [blog] into a verb [blog, blogged, blogging] FYI: blog is a neologism... aren't you glad you checked in to read this stuff?).

Anyway, here is the scoop about the wonderful workshops provided by Maureen Mason Jamieson, which were sponsored by the Tidewater Knitting Guild of Virginia.

We learned how to use up our stash... for me, this will be a loooonnng process.

How to create hand-made items with our stash...vs. the negatively connotative: home made. What a difference between these two, right?

We also learned about shawl making and advanced mitering. What an excellent weekend!

Maureen's beautiful shawl. She bought some of this yarn at a thrift store! Don't you suspect that the black yarn cost as much or much, much more than the thrift store purchase? ;)

Jackie S. hard at work.

Linda J. and Maureen Mason Jamieson

Maureen Mason Jamieson and I

I bought a crochet pattern! I am not 100% sure how to read the pattern, but because it is beautiful, I plan to make the sweater anyway. :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

A week in Florida

Hi All,
I just returned from a week in Orlando, where, believe it or not, I did A LOT of knitting. I finished all the body parts and sleeves, and crocheted everything together for the Sparkle sweater. While finishing it, I was able to freak out all the techie folks at this conference by knitting while asking tough questions. SWEEET.

Photos to follow.

I think I ran out of yarn for the front/neck band!!! I used Cascade's Venezia. It is great to work with and a very good price. I hope Bobbie at Ewe Knit has an extra skein in my dye lot. At least it is just the trim, right?

Stacey also has the zipper in Audrey. VERY nice. Photos do not do it any kind of justice.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Zipper in. Stacey hurry

The zipper came in last week. I dropped Audrey2 off with Stacey. She asked, "When do you want it?" I said now... she laughed. sigh! As it will be in the 70s tomorrow, I guess I don't need it.