Friday, May 15, 2009

Blog On

So now I've started something. Wanna see what I've been up to, fiberwise? The other day I had lunch with Kate and I mentioned for the gazillionth time how I wanted to knit me a fatsack. Being the generous fiber friend that she is, we went back to her house, skeined some fat yarn and fired up the dyepots. Pretty, eh?

Just look at her all business. Why yes, that's three devices she's juggling and somehow communicating on them all at once.

I was all set to cast on once the yarn dried, but a last minute baby gift launched me into Debbie Bliss' Dress with Eyelets. Here's my progress:

I just finished the back and cast on for the front. Deadline knitting makes me want to knit everything else I have on the needles instead. My Rocking Sock Club arrived and who could resist adding that to my wips? Not me, of course.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And So It Begins

Let's face it. It's time. Time to join my fiber friends in cyberspace. Camp Pluckyfluff DC and Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival have pushed me over the edge. It was just an incredible girls' weekend. I've never laughed so much in all my life. It was such a joy to be a part of this. How can I not share the love with everyone?
Crazy Carding. This is happenin'. Sure, I've read about it, and done it even. But there's nothing like fattening up a Louet. She's no sissy. This baby can card a fat sammie. Think less. Yes. That's what I learned about carding. Random is good. And don't forget to challenge your carder. Don't be afraid. Push it to the limit. Let go. Isn't every other area of your life about control?
Here's Lexi carding up some craziness. Next up: my turn. Here's a couple of batts. I'm seriously crushing on the Louet. But you know this already, because I gush over it to anyone who will listen.



We spun Granny Stacks, felt nubs, fabric, and mohairy yarns. The wilder the better.


But that was just the beginning. We lunched, we laughed, was it dinner time already? Food, friends and fiber!

The FFF fest just rolled on into the weekend, when we met up with Michelle and Carrie right before Lexi's booksigning. We struck a pose at every opportunity and laughed our silly selves to smithereens.

Oh, did we go to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival to buy fiber? In between photo ops, we did somehow manage to make several trips to the car. I promised not to photograph our fiber gluttony. Trust me on this one. We bought sooo much. It was great fun. Here's the gang:





I love, love, love these fiberistas to pieces. We had the weekend of a lifetime.