I hope you had a great weekend! We had a busy weekend around here. Saturday was our "Crafting for a Better World" artists' market. It was a great show! Extremely well organized, comfortable and we had great folks visiting with us. The room was breath taking - windows were on each wall, giving the room beautiful light and an open feel. One of the other artist and I were ready to plan ourselves there permanently. It would be a lovely studio space.
I brought my Ladybug spinning wheel and had many people ask about spinning. A lot of children were very interested and many stopped to help me. One little girl's face changed into delight when I put my silk top into her hands. This little person loved silk. Don't we all?
Camp KIP is fast approaching. I am donating some spinning fiber, stitch markers and hand dyed sock yarn for door prizes. I wanted to donate items that were from or inspired by our lovely state. The spinning fiber is Sheltand roving from Missouri sheep. For the sock yarn, I was inspired by the Missouri state bird, the Eastern Bluebird. It is bight, bold and saturated. I hope the person who wins them likes the bit of Missouri they take home with them.
I've been doing a lot of spinning lately. I have three fibers on three different wheels. The plan is to ply all three together for a yoke of a sweater. We will see how it works out. The CPW and Dutch wheel have a wool blend that I dyed up. The colors are muted, but there are a lot of hues in play. The Ladybug has some lovely semi-solid blue Tussah silk on it.
On the Needles - Update
I'm still knitting away on my Schoodic Cardigan. I've set the body aside and I'm working on sleeve #1. I've made lots of progress and I'm still enjoying the work. I'm just past the elbow, so the end is in sight.
|Sleeve number one|