First and foremost....Flaum is finished. We're celebrating by going to church together this morning. It took the whole summer to knit (off and on) which is, I guess, the way knitting should happen....it's off the needles just as the temps are thinking about dropping enough to call our days 'sweater-wearing' days. This one is made from Madeline Tosh DK...enough said. It's quite wonderful.
Our town held it's first 'fiber festival' this weekend...a no-brainer in a city that is now designated a UNESCO City of Crafts & Folk Art---the seventh such designation in the world. While our quilting legacy draws worldwide attention, we boast of an active arts community, too; fiber was simply a natural extension.
It was small but much fun. The emphasis seemed to be on weaving. A friend and I took the inkle weaving 4-hour class. I'm not sure I took it because I really wanted to weave on an inkle loom or because the cute little loom was included in the cost of the class. (True confessions are sometimes a bit embarrassing, aren't they?)
I was immediately bummed that grey or lime green were not class colour choices, so I had to settle with black and what I had hoped would look more grey, but really looks beige. The blue? Well, you know how I feel about THAT colour. The class was actually fun, and besides the fact that I can't think of a single thing I want to own or make that requires a strap like this (in these colours) I will probably finish it. At the moment I'm on bookmark #2. (What else could you do BESIDES bookmarks? In different colours, maybe I could see a button band backing...that might be next...if there is a 'next'!)
This one is just practice...my edges are all wonky, (I know my books won't care), and I'll merrily continue along with this because I have no idea how to end or remove it from the loom.
And then, it can join....
my equally cute little Navaho miniature loom that I sort of forgot I had,
which has obviously been collecting dust. eep.
I cast on Daelyn Pullover using the only sweater amount worsted yarn I own, Shepherd's Own. (I soooo NEED this trip to Rhinebeck!) A lovely 100% all natural undyed wool hand sheered from herds from the Cataluna, Zaragozo, and Castilla regions of Spain; a wooly wool. My favorite kind.
No, Dear Knitting. You are quite safe.
You are in no jeopardy of being replace by another hobby.