Thursday, February 18, 2010

Olympic knitting

I'm not really keeping up with my projects around here but wanted to keep track of good tips for future reference here. I'm doing a reverse engineered hat- the Olympics Team USA 2010 with caribou on it. Later I’d do the Oly ring hat too, blue pom-pom and all.

Towards the end is a good tip on dealing with long floats.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WoW At a job site where I have a lunchbreak a few times per week they just adopted 9, yes 9! Alpacas. Both kinds- Suri and Huayaca. They are all males and are just too cute, very friendly and will be well tended. They also have sheep. I am the only person around the sheep purchasing fiber........hmmmmmm.....

Chemo Hat

Hand Dyed in Bands, knitted Merino Intarsia Blocking on a hoop

Friday, February 05, 2010

About Me

Marin County, California, United States
I work for 2 non-profits in Marin County CA (near SF) that serve the Developmentally Delayed. I was introduced to weaving and knitting at a very young age. Over the years I have always had knitting on hand. There was a time where I was severely chastised for being so old fashioned, so it is great to see the upsurge in the home arts now going on! I have expanded into machine knitting; fortunately there is a great Guild nearby that has really been great. Spinning Fibers is a new thrust as well, and felting has creeped in too. If only I had more time...