Friday, February 10, 2012
Still knitting and teaching and dyeing...Oh my!
Additionally I have begun working at a friend's knitting shop on the weekends and usually an evening or 2 per week. I have to say that I really enjoy working at the yarn shop. Friends & Fiberworks is an amazing place. It's a yarn shop with LOTS of yarn and spinning fiber and there are classes offered several times per month. They also host a Winter and a Summer Fiber Retreat with lots of different workshops taught by awesome instructors and a number of vendors. Lisa, the shop owner invited me to put my dyed fiber, patterns and hats in the shop and I agreed to work a modest number of hours per month. Turns out I really like it! Helping people with their projects, teaching classes, just hanging out with like minded people is a very nice way to spend a Saturday.
Maureen's Cardigan, but I added cables up the front to break the monotony. I'm knitting this with Christopher Sheep Co. yarn that I bought several years ago, but never quite got around to knitting up. So not only am I knitting a warm and cozy sweater, I am virtuously knitting down the stash! Now this is my kind of knitting: bottom up in one piece and it will be divided for the armholes. Sleeve will be knit from the shoulders down. I'm currently about 10 inches into it after only about a week, so I should be wearing it sometime in the spring.
This weekend I'm leading an English Country dance, teaching a dyeing class and I'm sure I'll be knitting on my red sweater. I have a wonderful life!