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Thursday, February 10, 2005

ooh stitches west anticipation!

knitting
umm.. I've knit one row of the neverending cowl in the past 3 days. It will never ever finish.

While I haven't done much knitting, Purlingswine has made a wonderful picture slideshow of how to do an i-cord bindoff!! See it here

Knitters Review came out with their review of the new Knit Picks line of yarn! Very helpful, I think I'll order some if I'm able to hold back my expenses at stitches west (wishful thinking i'm sure)... It's just so damn tempting with the amazing prices for wonderful fibers!!!

spinning
I got to show my friends how I spin when they were over for Chinese New Year dinner. It was embarrasing though when I started the wool on the leader and didn't let enough twist roll in before I let the wool go too far... so the leader broke away from the wool :( After my first stint and performance anxiety, I fell into rhythm and started spinning up a lovely red and yellow yarn. I finished it tonight, but you won't get to see it till later this weekend or Monday.

You do get to see the yarn I made for the theme of fiber friday.

The theme was "Good Morning". So I sat around and thought about what my ideal good morning was. Well I LOVE those mornings ervy and I had our last year of college, when we'd arrive on campus, get some yummy Torrefazione coffee from the Cubberly Cafe, and read the days newspaper...

Thus inspired my yarn "coffee break"
Here's my coffee with a bit of nonfat milk. I spun in some newspaper printed cloth strips too!


whole skein:


once more with feeling (buffy musical reference here!)


RAOK!!
My new friend Lourdes from the Stanford Knit Wit group surprised me today with a gifty! She gave me an amazing lavender filled satchel to make my yarn projects smell DIVINE! She also thoughtfully gave me a wonderful hello kitty keychain wallet to match my needle holder! It really made my day! I had started the day off with a migraine and sore back, but this was such a lovely pick me up! Thanks again Lourdes!

11 comments:

Jenanne said...

I swear I'm going to spin pieces of cloth in to yarn as soon as I get near my spinning wheel next week! You are so, so inspiring to me!

Nancy said...

Great yarn! Once my semester is over, would it be too much to ask if you could help me learn to spin? I tried learning last year, but I got too busy to stick with it and now I can't remember how. Darnit!

By the way, the migraines must be getting around. I've had one that's been trying to kick in over the last couple of days and several other bloggers are suffering as well. What a group we are! :-)

Nancy
http://goteweinstitches.blogspot.com

Lori said...

yay Jenanne! I'm so glad! I can't wait to see what you do. :)

Nancy, I would love to try to teach you how to spin. I'll have to be honest, I'm horrible at drop spindling, but I could definitely teach you on my wheel! It'll be fun!

Delia said...

hey, I got the word you are coming to Bennigans tomorrow night - Looking forward to meeting you in person!!!!

Lori said...

really? I put on JenLa's comments that I didn't think I can make it, but I'll try to persuade the boy tonight. :)

ann said...

I love your coffee break yarn - and what a fabulous idea to include the strips of newspaper fabric!

Delia said...

La must have put you in as a 'just in case'.... it would be great if you can make it!!! But there is always next time ;)

Abigail said...

Love that coffee break yarn! So cute and clever. :)

Lori said...

Thanks Ann and Abigail! I was really happy I found that fabric in my fabric stash! It was too perfect for this.

I hope I can make it Delia, I'm just worried my boyf and I are going to drop after a day at stitches with all the crowds...

Stacey said...

I love the newspaper fabric that you spun into your yarn, very cool! You are so creative! Wasn't "Once More With Feeling" the best episode...it cracks me up! (yes, I do have the musical soundtrack!!)

Lori said...

Thanks Stacey! I have the soundtrack too!!!!!

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