|Hard at work on Fair Isle hats. And on |
a smart phone.
|Early stage of my Ojo de Dios Shawl.|
|Learning new skills.|
On the last day of the retreat we went to the local yarn shop that put on the retreat. We all got door prizes (various knitting bags with goodies inside) and had a presentation of the "art knits" done by the owner. She is a musician and she is an artist. And her palate is yarn. She makes fabulous shawls using super chunky and novelty yarns. She is quite an inspiration.
|Look at all that luscious yarn.|
|Karla, my friend and weekend roommate.|
|A peek at one of the tables during evening |
open knitting. That's my sock in the foreground.
For the door prize I received when my name was drawn, I got a great knitting bag, a ball of multi-colored Cotone and a Vogue Knitting magazine.
So, of course I had to buy coordinating yarns to make something pretty with the free ball. So here's what I bought. With it I plan to make a narrow summer scarf to wear with a pretty shirt or dress.
I had taken, oh, maybe ten projects to work on. What I actually worked on was my Ojo de Dios Shawl for class, the fair isle hat I started for demonstrating during my class, the sock I've been working on and I started a Gallatin Shawl. I'm using Cascade Yarn's Sunseeker.
|My Fair Isle for demonstration purposes.|
It is Basic Norwegian Star.
And I can't quit describing the Knitting Retreat without showing a photo or two of the fun things I purchased.
Now, onto Wednesday and fondue day, we had yummy cheese and chocolate fondues, with amazing things to dip, provided by each one of us. The craft was cute litte peat pots that my friend had lightly spray painted and then we embellished with all kinds of jewels, trim, vintage buttons, and various other niceties. When the food and crafts were put away, we pulled out the ol' knitting bags.
And the evening at the resort was mostly just spent eating other goodies, dips, chips, and cookies. And knitting! And talking. Alot.
So I guess I'm a social knitter.
What fiber fun have you been having?