I’ve been spending very little time at the computer due to a shoulder injury that aggravated existing overuse problems. I am on the mend, albeit slowly, and wanted to show that Spring really has arrived at last. Sure signs of Spring in my world:
The daffodils are coming up as well, I can’t wait. Spring in the horse world means babies! Meet Charlie:
He isn’t mine of course, but oh -so- sweet.
The spring Garage Sale at the Textile Center of Minnesota is April 16. I went to drop off some yarn donations and catch the last day of the Knitted Shawls exhibit. I especially wanted to see Susan Rainey’s two shawls, and are they gorgeous! (What else would one expect?) Then I saw a beautiful shawl that had a familiar look.
Someone used one of my patterns, how exciting! I took a picture that included the card with the name of the knitter, but the resolution with the camera phone isn’t enough to show it. Darn – I must be watching too many police procedural TV shows. Why, on CSI this card would not only reveal the name of the knitter and the yarn she used, but whether she picks or throws, how many hours it took to knit, and what surface she used for blocking. Also at the Textile Center – Spring Yarn Bombing – the phonecam works better outside.
Spring means Summer class planning for my classes at the Yarnery. I am doing a Beginning Knitting in two sessions using a dishcloth. I wanted a pattern that would start with knitting, progress to stockinette, add some ribbing, repeat a few times and bind off. I didn’t find one in the patterns available at the shop, so I wrote this up, I think it will fit the bill, and took less than one skein of Tahki Cotton Classic.
This blue was difficult to photograph. I need Gale! I hear she may be in the Twin Cities this summer, so check with the Yarnery in case they can get her to do a workshop. She is for sure coming in September to teach at The CreativeConnection.
Another item found on the camera phone – happy hour grocery shopping in Virginia. I picked up a few items at a store near my cousin’s house and saw this:
In Minnesota you can’t even buy wine in the grocery store by the bottle, never mind by the glass on the premises. The server was amused.