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laurel challenge -- knit a cushion
I actually started the knitting on Saturday.
It's coming along nicely; I finished the first row of motifs with the dark grey CC last night and started the second row in light grey CC.  The repeat is super-easy, especially since I know the design so well, so it goes pretty fast, even over 182 stitches.  I'm being careful to keep good notes on the pattern, so I can include it in my documentation.  My intent is that it will end up about 14x14.  Hopefully I measured my swatch correctly.

I think it might be puckering a little, though, so I'm going to have to be more careful about my tension.  It's hard to tell, because the first ball of white yarn had some thin spots, and the puckery bits seem to coincide with the thin spots.  Cause?  Effect?  It may be too early to tell.  I can see the dark floats across the back of the cream-colored MC, but I don't mind too much.  I think it gives an illusion of depth.  I may care more later.  The grey yarns I spun are a pleasure to knit with, especially the dark grey.  I'm very pleased with them.

i feel: creative creative

3 trips or shoot the rapids
whitechocchip From: whitechocchip Date: September 28th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
so umm ... how /does/ one go about learning to spin?
Of course I'm too busy to pick up an additional hobby right this moment, but learning fun stuff is soemthing I enjoy.
I'd also like to get involved with the SCA if they have a section around here ... but maybe when i actaully have the time to get a nice costume.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 28th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, I learned to spin at an SCA event, from a campmate. You can...
  • look up your area and see if there's a spinning guild around you
  • Buy a spindle from me (I really need to get good pictures of the custom spindles up there) or on eBay, buy some fiber, and let us in spinningfiber help you, along with the resources available at www.joyofhandspinning.com and www.icanspin.com
  • Join the SCA (I think you're in Meridies, possibly Calontir) and see if there's a guild or someone around to teach you.</ul>

    Above all, don't look back, and as with knitting, never EVER add up the receipts.
  • tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 28th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC) (base camp)
    I forgot to mention: there are two brochures on the Interweave site about learning to spin, as well: "Introduction to Spinning" and "Lo-tech, High Satisfaction". I give these, along with my handout, to my SCA students.
    3 trips or shoot the rapids