Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spinning? Me?

It is true. I have joined the dark side and drank the kool-aid (goes great with cookies BTW). Several members of my local knit/cro/spin group have recently taken up spinning. While most are becoming quite adept with drop spindles, some have gone so far as to acquire wheels! Now, I don't see myself with a spinning wheel anytime soon but I am finding this new skill to be quite intriguing. Thanks goes to Bellatrix for the lessons, gifts and general enabling, and to Dr. Gemma and Stashymama for their generous contributions and more enabling :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I won a prize :)

From the Holiday KAL/CAL!!!

I am the proud and thankful recipient of THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF KNITTERS. This little gem of a book is just a hoot to read! Filled with entertaining and informative definitions, this book fits neatly into any knitting bag. I can't wait to share this with my knitting/crochet/spinning group! I also received my choice of three pattern downloads from Mary Beth's site. So many great patterns to choose from, you really should check it out! I can't wait to cast on for the 50/50 sock :) I do believe this will be one of the next two projects I cast on for... stay tuned!