Michigan Fiber Festival on Saturday. Taught by Beth Smith from Spinning Loft it should be fun and informative. It's the first class I've taken at MFF. In past years it's been a trip to see sheep, feel pretty yarn and fleece and eat some fair food. It's also a great time to meet-up with folks I haven't seen since last year's festival. I'll be picking up a Shetland fleece that I reserved a couple months ago. The sheep that grew the fleece is #69 Ginny Weasley, isn't that a chuckle? You can see her prettiness here.
Will I see some of you there?
Almost squealed about a package that arrived today from Sublime Stitching. A variety of embroidery patterns designed by Jenny Hart. I especially like the Dia de los Muertos drawings, the sugar skulls are awesome.
a nice variety of iron-on designs, something I haven't done in many years. Isn't it fun to get back to a craft you haven't plied in a long while? This will be a good take-a-long project that can be worked on during lunch.
Work has steadily progressed on the Kill Bill sock. I've actually bound off. twice. First bind off was way too tight and the cuff was not what I wanted so I unbound and tinked back about 12 rows and did 2 x 2 rib and bound off. At that point I realized that the directions I was following were totally out of wack...so I just ripped back and picked up my stitches after removing the waste yarn that was not nearly in the correct place. I'll be knitting a couple more inches then adding the waste yarn again. Hopefully I'll be on target this time. I'll certainly know how to knit a toe-up, after-thought heel sock by the time this thing is done.
There has been carding of Jacob this week after the return of Big Tom from the wilds of Missouri. Also tried my hand at combing some black Jacob fleece...including a little practice with a diz which proved to be quite educational. Hopefully, when I'm finished with my class on Saturday I'll have much better technique.