Sunday, October 09, 2011
This is the view of the marina from the front stairs.
There were lots of colours to choose from for our Fearless Fair Isle knitting lessons with Barb Brown. Caroline dyed lots of extra electrictree sock yarn for us and rolled it into small cakes. We each made a bag of 3 colours including several new techniques, a three colour row, and real, live steeking. I don't call these lessons 'tips'. Tips are too tiny. These are mind-blowing knitting secrets from the Shetland Island knitter and the combined knitting experience of some great fibre artists.
I also got a great lesson in drop spindling and feel quite full of myself.
There was a bit of stash acquisition, but it's hand-dyed by electric tree and some was for Emily.
I had so much fun spending time with my sister, niece and great niece and just breaking up with our own brand of humour.
You should have been there.