Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekend Fun

I am finally sitting down to catch up with you (all). This is my first spinning! It is 12 meters of Jacob/Cotswold from a 22 g sampler I bought at Twist of Fate when I bought my drop spindle (1n 2009, I think). Yay for first spinning. It plied up quite well, but isn't long enough to make anything of. I'll just admire it for now until it has some friends.
I made a new friend at World Wide Knit In Public day at our locally owned coffee house. Hi squelchbaker!! She actually found us on the web and is so cool I can't wait for her to see the podcasts and blogs I love. This is the coffee cup I knit for Decades coffee house to thank them. It has been decided that we will meet at this shop on Tuesdays in the future. Maybe every Tuesday, who knows? I am struggling with keeping in touch with the knitting circle as no one wants to check the Rav boards.
My baby bird has graduated. It was a lovely ceremony and the Canucks won the game. She is going on to music school to become a teacher. We took her and our niece to Wicked today to celebrate. I was a little tired after last night's Mozart concert, but we sang well and the orchestra was sublime. I wish I could have snuck a peak at our soprano soloist, but I had the little flower girl in hand and she grabbed my sock and learned to knit before I could stop her. So sweet in her purple dress with my 1.75 mm magic loop singing, "Under the fence, catch the sheep, back we come, off we leap". Lovely 8 year old.
Here is another shot at the Lady Emily with the fringe. I may enter it into the fair. We have been asked to  demonstrate knitting, which is a lot like knitting. I work the one day, but hope to set up the site and encourage the others.
I must get to blocking my Swallowtail Shawl. I had my druthers about the cotton, and bravely worked through the nupps (with a crochet hook), but I feared I would never finish it. Then I looked at the charts and realized 3B was just the other half of 3A and I'd already completed it by knitting in mirror image from the centre stitch. I even worked on it at KIP because I was on the last lace border. The sock was a good companion, too and came to the concert and played with me in the car to the show today. I'll get more pics when they are certified for the Knit Girllls Stash Dash, finished and blocked.
Tomorrow has cancelled meetings and events because of the play off game. I will meet with my choir friends and just get updates as to the score. I'm not sure how much more fun I can fit in.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Congratulations to your daughter! and best wishes for the next phase of her studies. This is such a lovely mum-daughter photo.