My shawl got 3rd in its' division at the fair. I was disappointed for bit but it was a good learning experience.
A couple of new pieces were added to the booth at Neva's. They are hand-knit beaded necklaces from The NeuroKnitter.
I think they are quite lovely!
I got caught up in a bit of horse trading this week. I traded my 1st gen iPad for an Ashford Joy spinning wheel, and bought a new iPad 2. I am sure I came out on the better end of that deal.
Today I had my first spinning lesson. I should have warned my teacher, Cheryl from The Fiber Closet, in advance but thought "Who knows, I might be a natural at this". Wrong! I am still a klutz. This may require more coordination than I have. We will see. We went over parts of the wheel, some basics and she turned me loose. I am sure it was quite entertaining for her. That she kept a straight face while watching me fumble all over the place is quite the feat. But, at least I got started. You can't learn a thing if you don't try. Klutziness aside, I quite enjoyed it. I have visions of spinning some lovely yarn this winter. Wonder if that is over-ambitious?
I spent a lovely afternoon with Dee & her college friend, who also just had a baby. The babies bonded, Lily guarded her Nana from the intruders, and we had tea & cake prepared by my favorite chef!!
The stealth pattern has progressed from writing to test knitting. It took a late night re-writing session in which I had to break out the big guns, namely chocolate & highly caffeinated tea. I love it when a vision starts to come together.
I will leave you today with a few random questions:
1. Do you have any favorite apps, crafting or otherwise, that I might be interested in for the iPad or Android?
2. Which is your favorite method for a left-leaning decrease?
3. Do you have any recommended books/websites on pattern writing, publishing, teaching?
4. What is on your needles, loom, wheel, etc?