Wednesday, April 30, 2014

an other FO

And it is even knitting related :-)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Claim to fame :-)

More like keeping records, and not to loose the link than to bragging... Whichever, I am still so proud :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Silk tour around the world

The lovely soft silk came from Mary of Camaj Fiber Arts, and I was asked to knit whatever I wanted to make out of it to use as a sample for the yarn.
I had two/three skeins of worsted weith to work with, so the amount limited my choices. At the end I settled on a neckwarmer with a simple but pretty lace pattern.
And a pair of mittens, an adaptation of my earlier design.
I also added beads, to the elbow length lacy piece.
The package is already on its way to home...umm Florida (after all these years, I still feel "homesick" for Florida).
It was an honor to knit for Mary whose youtube videos I learned so much from. I hope she will like them.
Photos: Christopher Laurent Deli

Monday, April 7, 2014

All that, and more..

For days now I keep thinking how, and what should I write about the Day of Wool, as I could repeat word by word what I've written last fall.Things did not imporved in my life, in fact the last two and half weeks were one of the worst ones, and I've waited for this day, like some people are waiting for the Messiah.
But then, already, dealing with the fibers, the yarns, the colors were balm to my wounds, and I did manage to dress up my soul to its best for the day. And the day gave me all that I hoped for and more.
And then, the doors opened, and people came.Some just looked around, some trying to find something to do at a saturday morning.
Others came for the yarns.
 Others to try their hands at spinning. Spinning at its most simple, most ancient way.
It never cease to amaze me, that such a simple tool can turn a handful of fibre into something so wonderful. That people were spinning this way for thousands and thousands of years.

And, that we can use the same simple tool, and still produce something wonderful from a handful of fiber.
Old friends came, and spun.
Families. Small ones and grown ups.
Girls and boys.
And men came...
And some of them were better and and more paitent than some ladies.
And we all shared something wonderful.
Besides spinning there were other activities, like felting, yarn-dyeing, carding and spinning with a spinning wheel, even sheep shearing at a point, but I never got to see them. 
For one day, I was happy to be me again.
And there were some, without whom it all wouldn't have happened. Lotti (who was working the day itself, so, no picture) who helped me to prepare, and dye.
Kriszti, who helped me with everything, from skeining the yarns, trough scrub the dye of my table, to packing up the whole sheebang, and keeping the front while I was trying to show the wonders of drop spindling.
Zsóka, who is one of the organizers, and was busy all day with the carder.
Adrien, who is the mastermind behind it all, and were sharing the secrets of the spinning wheel.
Thank you to everyone, who was there organizing, helping to get ready, and those who came.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ready, steady...

Just two nights until the Day of Wool.
But, since I am at school tomorrow, I am almost ready.
Of course with spinning fibers in every color...
And yarns, naturally. Blues...
The oranges...
Everybody's favorite purples..
The unphotographable reds...
The ones with long color changes.
Here is for Staurday, and hoping that many will come.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Getting ready

For the day of wool on this saturday...
More info: here