This week I have a couple of finished projects to share but, first, tomorrow is the Buy Local Arts & Gift Fair at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. I really do enjoy this show. The Nature Center opens its doors for free so the public can shop our locally made items and also get a glimpse of the beautiful Nature Center. It's a show where I have to watch myself because I can easily spend all of my profits shopping at the other vendor booths. Tonight is a Members Only Sale so shortly after I post this blog, I will be leaving to set up my booth.
Rock On! hat after tearing it out after being half done. The gauge was all wrong. I love knowing the designers of favorite patterns because getting help is all the better. During the Knittin' in the Mitten retreat. Denae looked at my yarn and we decided not to knit double plus changed the needle. (On that note, if you ever struggle with a pattern you have purchased on Ravelry, send the designer a message. They love knitting as much as we do and I have found that they are readily able to explain a direction.)
The hat is amazing in my handspun Alpaca/Merino. The photo just can't capture how soft and wonderful the hat feels. It's the last of my yarn I spun from Dude. It's always a treat to spin from an Alpaca I no longer own.
Eventually I am going to make mitts with full thumbs an actual mittens but I must say, I'm very pleased with the mittens I've created so far.
I also have been making progress on learning to crochet. Right now I am practicing making squares with single and double crochet. It's frustrating when learning a new technique. How I manage to start with 14 stitches then end up with nine then back to ten then maybe eight. Agggggh! So much to learn so practice I will.
Well, that has been my week in fiber arts. My poor loom and spinning wheel have been neglected. So much to learn and work on and so little time. Now, share your adventures in Fiber Arts!
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