I have been busy with samples. The Vertical Lace Scarf is finished and at the shop. The Silken Straw top is progressing even though I must stop and check for wayward threads on the reverse side--very annoying and time-consuming. The color is lovely and the yarn softens as I knit. I hope that when I block the finished project the stitches will even out and the yarn will bloom a bit, which seems to be the consensus on Ravelry.
|Mindful knitting. The more I knit, the fewer the stray strands. Whew!|
The Upcycled Elegance scarf from http://www.pagewoodfarm.com/upcycled-elegance.htm is ready to be needle-felted. I cut the sweater pieces smaller and left the woven silk pieces as I first cut them. The silk scarf is delicate and I do not want to weigh down the fabric.
|First layer--silk scarf|
|Second layer--wool sweater fabric|
|Third layer--woven silk fabric|
|Big honkin' hank of handspun!|
Jim is excited for cycling season. Ben and Jim went on their first ride of the season on Sunday to prepare for the Ironman ride later this month. With the weather the way it has been they are not going to register early! I was the sag driver the first year Jim rode and it was freezing cold and raining. No fun for the riders!
Jim finished up as Round Table Commissioner. I will continue to make goodies and have ideas on how to change things up for next season. Jamboree is less than 100 days away. Jim is busy as Scoutmaster. I have to mail my health form in and order my nameplate. We had our first development weekend for the Fall Wood Badge Course. The church kitchen was wonderful. It will be a bit more of a challenge on course at Stearns. My friend, Kristi, gave me a notebook with her notes from last year. Kristi and I will be teaching Cooking With Cub Scouts at University of Scouting. I have my fingers and toes crossed for good weather, as we will be outside. Cold is tolerable--rain is a pain.
10.04.2013 I got my newsletter from Rowan and clicked on the link for Sarah Hatton. She has photos of her US tour and Amazing Threads. The first sample I knit for the shop is the checkered shrug on the Rowan wall. I loved the Classic Cardigan she wore the day of class and it is available on the site. Now on the quest to find the Liberty of London binding!