Saturday, May 29, 2010

Combining Work and Fiber Fun

Here we are again dear readers. It is Memorial Day Weekend and I hope everyone takes precautions to make it a safe holiday.

I play with yarn any chance I get, and I even manage to do that at work. There were just a couple of us that started meeting last year at lunch time and we enjoyed seeing the things we were making and the techniques we were learning and sharing. People would stop by and ask about what we were doing and interest grew so that now we have over 60 members on our list. We have reached out to our community and knit lap afghans for seniors in nursing homes and our latest project is knitting washcloths which we are putting in small bags with other toiletries that more fellow employees have donated. The bags will go to our local battered women's shelter. Those ladies are in for a treat--they are going to have luxury shampoos, lotions, handmade soaps and other goodies. All of us who have been making these washcloths have been so inspired by each others work.

If you would like to knit or crochet more often, you might just try this. It's been an enriching experience--truly virtue is its own reward!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Roving We Will Go

I bought this beautiful roving home from my very favorite LYS Yarnorama the other day and my intent is not to spin it, but rather knit it. I will draft it as I go along. I'm anxious to see how it will turn out, so I just wanted to share this. Aren't these such rich colors? I'm always amazed at the color combinations dyers come up with. Pics will be posted later so stay tuned.