Sunday, August 22, 2004

Took A Break

I took a break from the pc for a couple of days. I didn't want to go blind from looking at the screen too much. Friday I took my Grandma to my knitting group meeting. I wanted her to meet my new knitting friends. I thought that she might find it interesting. I don't know if we converted her or not but she did enjoy watching us knit.

I brought my spindle with my 1 ply to show Janette. She said that for a first attempt it was a really good job. She helped me predraft the pink Romney roving, and I spun a little under her supervision. I think that I'm starting to get the hang of it, but I still have a long way to go before I start spinning anything decent. Per Jeanettes advice, I'll be spinning about 20 minutes everyday for practice. I wish that I had a spinning wheel. I'm sure that would be a lot easier than a spindle.

The craft store I work at just got in a bunch of novelty yarn, and my boss wants me to knit up some scarves for a display. I told him that I wouldn't mind, but I would have to do them at work. I have way too much knitting to do at home. Did you know that Lion Brand makes a ribbon? It is called Incredible, and it is really pretty. I will definately be making a scarf with that yarn. That way I can also see what kind of gauge I get with it. I have a few patterns I want to knit that call for ribbon. Getting a discount on yarn almost makes up for that mean old man that called me a B*#%  today. You just gotta love that.