This week was full of felting, knitting, sorting and spinning for me. It started off last Saturday with a long overdue sleepover (yes, you are never too old for those) at Holly B's house. She has been busy working at a new job plus going to school so we haven't seen her much. I miss her something terrible (along with the rest of our ZPDK) and apparently she missed us too. Of course, she missed us! She enticed us with Gluten Free Pizza, Wine, Good Company and Knitting...she had me at Gluten Free Pizza. No, really she had me at good company. I know I've missed my friend and that night just re-enforced that no matter how busy our lives are that we need each other and...knitting. Really knitting and friendship are essential to our sanity. It's amazing how knitting needles and yarn can bring so many women together to form friendships in their various forms.
I've been working on a sassy (yes, everything I knit is sassy) beret for my beautiful soon to be 17 year old niece using a delightful Angora/Merino/Nylon Yarn I picked up this summer at YLYS. The pattern is from the Holiday Knit Simple and it's taking me FOREVER to finish. Really, I started it a few weeks ago and it's not done. Her birthday is in a few days. Doh! I've been knitting double strands to keep the structure of the hat since and also to keep the Angora from shedding. It's taking forever to knit. How can knitting and purling a ribbed hat take forever? Well...have the WonderWhyGal knit it, of course. Sorry, Allison, you may be 18 before you get it. Argh!
On Sunday I taught my first ever felting class and had an amazing afternoon with wonderful students. It was an introduction to wet felting class and after it was done all of my students walked away with purses and Christmas stockings plus an understanding of wet felting and hopefully the idea that you should experiment. Sorry, I didn't take any photos so hopefully one of my student's will post theirs.
I also spent some time this week spinning up some new yarns and also posting on my Etsy Shop of Wonder. I've been working on my photography and my spinning which are two passions I enjoy.
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