Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Sea Dog Knitters
Have I mentioned that I feel lucky to be a member of such a group. Our group has some amazing talents. Amongst having the most amazing knitters, there are designers, master spindlers and spinners, and just the greatest group of people all around. If you brought a question about almost anything fiber related, these people will know the answer.
Monday night I tossed my newest spindle around for all to see and Susan (a spinner, yarn designer extraordinaire) played with it a bit. It's nice to see that someone else can spin on it and I'm not just favoring it because it's mine. I might actually be making a decent spindle.
Rudy was Naalbinding and offered to teach me some time. I love his stuff, so very unique looking. If you don't know what it is, you should look at the link. I could watch Rudy work on his project all night. There's something so interesting about it, I suppose that's the same reason sometimes I catch people staring at my hands when I'm knitting. When you don't know how to do it, it can be really amazing to watch others go at it.
On the way out Miss Betsey offered me her Navajo spindle. You know how spindle crazy I've been lately and I'm just loving the idea of a chance to learn more spinning/spindling techniques.
I didn't mention everyone so I'll send a shout out to De, Libby and Mary Ellen because they are also damn cool knitters. One of these days I'll have to bring in my camera so you all can see the amazing things these people knit.
I still haven't been feeling well and I'll be heading out to the doc this week to figure this out. Needless to say I haven't done much because of it. I'm on the 4th lace repeat of the North Sea shawl. Sad isn't it? I should be further in.
I did do some re-designing of the website to include a new line I'll be carrying. Check it out if you're curious.
Ok, that's all fo rme for now. Maybe I'll have some photos tomorrow, I've doing a bit of spinning.