Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Faroese Footlets Nordic Knitting Conference

Took the Faroese Footlet class with my new friend Donna. It's amazing how the Internet brings people together. We met because of Barbro and her blog.
Anyway, it was taught by Marilyn Van Keppel. Here are some of her examples. During lunch she showed an interesting travel video on the Faroe Islands.

I started my first one with Barbro's homespun and Berocco Ultra Alpaca

This is what Pat Brunner was working on in her free time at the Conference, one of her own designs.

The Museum gave board members a nice gift certificate for Acorn Street. Had a blast shopping with my 15% off coupon.

Sammy aka "Life in the Fast Lane" with his mother Poco. He's only five months old and almost as tall as she is !

Friday, October 26, 2007

Vivian Høxbro Nordic Knitting Conference

It made the Seattle Times !

Took the Danish Nightshirt from Falster on the third day of the Conference. Half of the joy for me in these classes is hearing the history and stories behid these tradtitions. I knew I was going to have a hard time with the technique as my thought process is pretty shot but I loved it anyway. It's hard to see the detail in the photos but I hope someday to try this style in a smaller project. She is a very kind, gracious, and patient teacher.
Ms. Sundbø remembered seeing a nightshirt in the museum's collection a few years ago so that was found and brought out for viewing.

Pat Brunner, Conference board member, pattern designer, and booklet editor, looking lovley in this jacket.

The much bandied about tote !!

I just got on and LOVE it !

Cindy giving Rita a good scritch. She's adorable !
Lovely Rita mini maid, nothing can come between us,
give us a wink and make me think of you........

Monday, October 15, 2007

Nordic Knitting Conference Annemor Sundbø

The first day of the Conference I was so pumped !! Took Annemor's Magic Knitting class and loved it ! Gloves don't seem as intimidating and it goes very fast. I loved hearing all the stories about traditions, beliefs, and superstitions. After I'm done with this entry I'm retreating to my room to start reading "Invisible Threads" Besides, the kids are trying to watch a horror movie and my Joshua Bell CD is detracting from their viewing pleasure !

Four fingers at once !

I chose black and blue. Are they done yet ? :)

Magic Creatures !

Saturday, October 13, 2007

We love Sweden !!

Barbro's friend Donna came up from California for the conference. It was great to meet her. She is a very kind and generous person.
During her stay we went to the Queen Mary Tea Room, Weaving Works, The Fiber Gallery, and Acorn Street. Other highlights were a trip to the locks and Ivars Salmon House. !

We share a love for Sweden and knitting. Thanks Donna for all your generosity !

More pictures from the Conference coming soon I hope !

Monday, October 01, 2007

My baby girl

My baby girl turns 21 tomorrow. Hard to believe so much time has gone by. She is very excited to hit this landmark age. She's racing out first thing to get her new drivers license. Here she is wearing the YO diagonal scarf I made out of "Wool in the Woods-Cameo-Rainforest" She smiles often and has a great sense of humor.

Went to B&B knitters last week to learn about dyeing with Kool Aid from Charisa.
The first attempt with Knit Picks Yarn was tomato soup red and mottled I don't know what ! I also dyed some Jamieson's Charcoal with Grape. It came out a nice aubergine color which is hard to see in the photo. I tried redyeing the Knit Picks yarn with mixed results. Would love to get a cranberry red but it is better than tomato soup now ! I hear it's hard to photograph red so it shows it's true color. The mottled yarn is now darker. Will have to experiment more later !

Few helpful websites from Charisa.

  • Wool Festival Kool Aid
  • Gaea Creations