Monday, April 04, 2005

This weekend

On Friday, I got an email that another LYS was opening. Actually, I already knew about this, but I got a newsletter, and they are planning knitting retreats at the coast! I can’t wait! If you would like to read the newsletter, it is here.

First thing Saturday morning I placed my first ever order from Knit I ordered enough yarn for a blanket and pillow set for my cousin’s wedding, a blanket for father’s day, and some extra for something for myself. All I bought was Wool of the Andes.

I ordered Mist for the father’s day blanket,

Mist Posted by Hello

Wheat Posted by Hello ,

Snickerdoodle Posted by Hello, and

Chestnut Posted by Hello for the blanket and pillow set and more Chestnut for me.

Saturday was soccer, except my son swore he put his cleats in his bag. However, he didn’t so he couldn’t play. He was okay with this as he got to meet his brother at his brother’s friend’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheeses. We played there for a while, until the party was over, then they went to spend the night at my dad’s house, as we were supposed to go out with a friend Saturday night.

I then went to Tea with Teachers at my LYS. They have one every quarter, and this is the first time I have been able to go. They have samples of all the classes they are having, and you can talk to the teachers if you want. I wasn’t really impressed. Maybe I will go when there is a class I want to take.

Then I went to my class at another LYS clear across town. The class is for a Fair Isle hat. There are three ladies, the teacher and myself. One lady is a spinner. I showed a lot of interest in that. She said that she has three wheels, and loans them out occasionally. She is very active in Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival and gets her roving from local farmers. I am very interested in getting very friendly with her!!! I learned Continental stitch, but am not comfortable with it, yet. I also learned long tail cast on. I need to rib stitch for one inch before next week. I could have done this before the first class, and moved on from there. Since she did not show us purl in Continental, she wants us to do the ribbing however we are comfortable.

My friend was MIA, so we didn’t go out. My sister called, and we were going to watch a movie with her new boyfriend, but mid way through the conversation she crapped out on me and we ended up not going to a movie with her, as she wanted to go to a motorcycle show or something. (Please read “WTF is the point of a motorcycle show, and why in h-e-double-hockey-sticks does my sister want to go to that instead of a movie!??!”) So DH and I went to Target where he purchased some CD’s and DVD’s. Then we went grocery shopping and to the video store to rent some videos. We got Mr. 3000 and Closer. Can I please say that I thought Closer was not deserving of the slightest nod from the Academy? I wish I could get that 90 minutes of my life back.

So yesterday was the Portland Spring Yarn Swap. For an update, you can go here. I was late, so I didn’t get the opportunity to look at the things that were available. And I got to pick first. I missed out on a spindle and some roving. I expressed my regret to the person that I understood had brought the pack (it was not her), and she said that she thought there might be a time when she would give up her spindle as she is not really interested in it. YEAH!!

I got a haul!

The haul Posted by Hello

On the bed in front are two issues of Cast-On magazine. The issues are Fall 2002 and Winter 2004. I haven’t had time to look at them, yet. I only could find a pic of this one:

Cast on Posted by Hello

Also in front is The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits. I did look at that. I think I will like a lot of the things in here. Except I have no bulky yarn, and that is all that is used in here. I also picked up one set of every size of needles. I don’t like straights, but I figured they would be good for the boys to learn with.

Plus, I got one ball of Lamb’s Pride Super wash in a grey. The person who brought it said that it would make one pair of socks, so that is what I will do. I got 7 skeins of Cascade Lana D’Oro and no project to use that for. 4 balls pink yarn and 4 balls white yarn packaged together with a pattern for Hoover from Lastly, a slew of wool yarn (8 balls natural, 3 balls burgundy, and 3 balls gold. I think the burgundy and the gold were hand died). I think I will make an aran sweater with it. I will have to figure yardage. I hope the natural is enough, or else I don’t know how to incorporate the other colors in one sweater. Or I could tackle my first dye project with this. We will see. Or I could make Ribby Cardi.

I really feel like there is more I want to add, but I can't remember, soo....


Danielle said...


I was at the yarn swap to. The one learning to spin.

Try dying its a lot of fun.


Annie said...

The Hoover blanket looks interesting, I will have to get the pattern and give it a go.