Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Spinning Happiness at Knit Night

I've started attending Knit Night the the LYS and tonight I met a member of the local spinners guild!!! Apprently there is a really nice studio in town and I was invited to a dying workshop on thursday morning! Sooo exciting. Maybe now I won;t have to go all the way to alexandria to try out some wheels!

They are doing marbling at the workshop this week, I think I may just take some good muslin to try it on. I have some really pretty heavy weight satin, but I'm sure I won't be able to dye all of it there, and I don't want to screw up good fabric.

I took my latest knitting project with me tonight and I had a lot of fun with it. Hubby wants ugly socks. They are to be red and olive green. Red tops, heels and toes, everything else in green. The knitters I sat with tonight all agreed that they are going to be hideous. He will be very pleased.

I also read the Yarnaholics thread at Craftster last night. I was inspired to begin cataloguing my stash. The results are tragic. Looks like a stash sale may be starting up soon. I need to get rid of some of these oodles of novelty and acrylic yarns and start purchasing more of the quality yarns in smaller batches. I'll be drawing up a list soon, and hopefully i can sell enough to make a good dent in the stash.


Emma said...

You're a good sport to fulfill hubby's wish for ugly socks. he'd better appreciate it! I hope at least you're working with pleasant-feeling yarn.

Rebecca said...

It's plymouth encore. a wool acrylic blend. It's really the best choice considering hubby could probably felt superwash. I tought it would be horrible to work with, but honestly, it's quite nice. Better than most of the acrylic blends I've worked with.