Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I have been up to no good around here. :)

Robert is feeling much, much better. I am so glad. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers!

Kim and I went on the Tigard Knitting Guild Shop Hop last Saturday. That was pretty overwhelming, but lots of fun. 3 out of 6 stores that we went to we had never been to before. At least one of those we will return to. There was another one that I have been to, but Kim hadn't. It is spacious and has a really nice selection of yarn, compared to a few years ago when I had last visited it.

I've been knitting on a test knit for Tina, and can't show any of that right now, but it took up a lot of my time last week and the week before. It is super pretty. I will be able to show it in a few weeks!

This weekend I took more classes! Fiona Ellis was in town for the weekend. I took an all day design class from her yesterday and a slip-stitch class this afternoon. It was a lot of fun!! I didn't stay all day yesterday as I got a migraine around 2. I had Robert come get me, so I rested the afternoon away.

Yesterday in the design class, she had us choose pictures that spoke to us. The one I chose was a couple of gingham plates with fresh fruit on them. The gingham was blue and white, and pink and white. I wanted to combine the three in my design. It didn't come out the way I wanted it to, but I did like it anyways.

Then I swapped out the blue for purple and later green for the white.

Here's the back stranded section. We thought that looked really cool and wondered what it would do on the front to break up the pattern.

Not bad.

Today we did a slip stitch sampler. This was a lot of fun!!

Last Friday, a week ago, I started this. It will eventually be a little bag. I'm not sure how it's going to go, but in class we are going to learn how to steek it!! It is out of mercerized cotton. I chose the colors before I new what the sample looked like. Next Saturday I will go back to class and we will sew it and cut it in class.

I think I am now finally ready to conquer my Kauni sweater.


Lavendersheep said...

I am so glad that Robert is doing better!

It was a lot of fun seeing you and Kim on the TKG Shop Hop. I hope that you guys got everything on your list!

Kristine said...

You're going to steek cotton?

You're so much braver than me.

gorgeous work, by the way -- whenever I try to strand anything that has any cotton anywhere NEAR it, it just looks like blobby the blobster.

Sidsel said...

Hi.thanks for visiting my blog.So happy your husband feeling better..
It was stitch markers on the picture on my blogg,but do understand your "confusion" ;) And I will try to translate more..hopefully.Your work in cottonyarn is wonderfull. My "cotton-prosjects" mostly turns into a mess *giggle* So yes..I 'm a "wool-girl" ;)
Have a nice week..
Regards from Norway ;)

LivM said...

Your bag look nice and in lovely colors !Have a nice May!

Roxie said...

Bummer about the migraine, but hooray for Robert!

The slip-stitch work is sooo cool. Think of the awesome cozy mittens you could knit with that.