Friday, June 27, 2008

Tres Amigas

Is my Spanish right?

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Black Sheep Gathering 2008

Every one has already posted their photos, I am always the last to share. Friday afternoon Barb and I headed down to the rim of Drain for what has become an annual pilgrimage to artist heaven. At least what I envision artist heaven to look like. It is a place to relax and unwind...

to commune with nature...

to find hidden inspiration...

to see the beauty in the every day...

to leave it with the goddess to handle...

There was spinning...

from OFFF 2007, merino silk, dyepots

BSG 2008, merino silk

MSW 2008, merino silk

I really enjoyed the spinning time, even if I am slouching.

Barb made a feeble attempt at entering the ugly sock contest, but Autumn declared that nothing ugly would ever grace her head.

Someone had to work...

Thank you Sheila and Michael for a wonderful, rejuvenating weekend! See you next year?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lucy socks

Well, really, socks for DS#1 in Socks That Rock Lightweight, colorway Lucy. Saving for holiday gift.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Girl Scout Bridging, a medal worthy event

June has been a busy month both at work and at home with the kids. DD bridged into brownies at a bridging ceremony. I was so proud of her speaking up so everyone could hear her name before she walked across the bridge.

The guest speaker at the event is a life long Girl Scout, local athlete, and Olympian! Lynn Colella spoke about her Olympic experience, what it was like to compete in a male dominated sport, and how growing up in the 70's was different than today. The best message she shared was one of independence, determination, and perserverance. She really demonstrated that if you want something enough, you can do anything.

Lynn was also gracious enough to pass around her medal. Her Olympic medal. Her silver Olympic medal. The one she won in 1972 in Munich. I have never seen an Olympic medal in real life, let alone held it. It was inspiring in and of itself.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

But does she knit?

That's the real question, isn't it? Does she ever knit?

This is what my desk currently looks like:

On the left, a blue surpise. On the right, a pair of socks for DS#1, destined to be hidden away until Christmas.

And my bag:

Jules, by Kate Blackburn. Yarn from Posh Yarn, because everyone needs a little posh in their life.

The answer evidently is:


I do have one FO to report. It is well received, even if it has no eyes and the ears are on backwards. Any guesses?

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It is well loved.

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And gives kisses.

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On the canine front, look who I caught sleeping on the newly re-upholstered chair in the dining room.

I guess everyone needs a place to hide sometimes.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Last One

We are no longer a pre-school family. Sob. Sniff.

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Dye Day

Sam, Kim and I have been planning a dye day for some time now. There was a brief spot of limited precipitation, so although it was about 40* out, we dyed.

Sam had some shetland that she has been itching to color. In it goes, into a warm brown dye bath from Judith McJenzie McCuin's Miracle Dyes.

And here it is coming out of the pot.

It was then layered with a beautiful mahogony cushings dye. Click the picture to see the final product.

Sam's contemplating knitting Harriet from One Fine Fleece after seeing how gorgeous Kim's Harriet was progressing.

Kim has a gazillion pounds of alpaca locks. I didn't get photos of each of her marvelous creations, but doesn't this one just make you want to say, "MINE"?!!

I skeined and dyed a bunch of pale pink commercial yarn into more vivid colors using Cushings dyes. Not sure what they will become yet.