Sunday, February 05, 2006


Knitter In Training. Although I'm not sure I have been training correctly. I'm planning on making the Ufserud hat for the Knitting Olympics. One of my goals for this year was to work on my fair-isle technique. I have done some internet surfing and have determined that I should be floating instead of weaving since I have had problems with my woven color showing through to the front in my past attempts. And I have swatched. But I have not been as through with my training as this fellow athlete. She has been diligently practicing her fairisle in preparation for the big event. Way to go, Risa.

Oh, I have been knitting. Keeping those fingers nimble. I have been knitting with beads on this great hat. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. The only bummer so far has been finding a knot in the yarn. As anyone knows that has knit with beads - a knot is not a good thing. The beads wouldn't slide over it so I had to transfer the beads to the new strand using my dental floss thingy. Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there are no more knots. Besides the hat, I have been Jaywalking and working on the Child's Top Down Pullover. I'll try to have pictures soon.

I have reservations at the Doubletree for the SPA weekend. Of course, if I go, it will be with a 6 year old whose main interest at this point is the p-o-o-l. So I won't be able to spend a whole lot of time with fellow spinners and knitters. Is anyone else going?


Carole said...

Me, me, me!!! I'm going to SPA. Can't wait to meet you.

mamacate said...

I'll be there! I'm at the Hampton, and I'm pretty sure I will be *sans* kids, but I'm looking forward to meeting you again. I remember that we met at Cummington, but now I feel like I *know* you, ya know?

Anyway, see you there!