Friday, March 12, 2010

My first handpainted yarns!

My two skeins from our dyeing trip! I didn't have a plan when I went into the class...I just went with it! Sooo fun! Now to name them ;)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Finished yarn

I hope everybody posts pics, everybody's yarn was so unique. Here are my two skeins rinsed, dryed and reskeined. I am in love with the dark one.

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A Day at Fibre Studio At Yarns To Dye For

We had so much fun, Debbie explained everything and we just had at it!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Universal Yarns Tour (7/14/09)

Last night the kind folks at Universal Yarns let us have a tour of their facility. Rainy Day Creations was on hand as well.

Imagine! All those boxes are full of yarn!!!!

JP, Michelle and Doreen sitting on the (muppet-like!) Eyelash Yarn sofa.

Comparing iPhones. (You guys are crazy!)

A slideshow of all the photos I took.

We're very grateful to all the staff at Universal Yarns for allowing us to view their facility! And for the fun yarn-tasting! It was so very interesting!

Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Doreen presented Janet with her blanket on our Tuesday evening meeting a couple weeks ago. She was pleasantly surprised!

Here's a slideshow of that evening:

We're all going to miss you, Janet! Come visit us once in a while when you're in town!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Saturday May 30th

Here is a recap of Saturday's gathering:

Janet is leaving us in a very short time :-(, and she brought out some stash to sell and give away. It was the destash event of epic proportions! hehe!

Everyone behaved themselves and no squabbles broke out over the free yarn- well, no major squabbles, anyway. j/k ;-P

We all had fun knitting away, browsing the pretty yarns, books and needles, and the Crash Sock 102 workshop went well. I hope I was able to shed some light on toe-up socks!

(Manchelle is the one hiding in the fireplace. You're too sneaky Manchelle!)

Overall it was a lovely day (but then again it always is!). Janet hasn't moved yet, and we may get to see her one or two times more before she moves, so be sure to tell her how much you'll miss her if and when you see her!

Thank you Janet for so generously sharing your stash with us all! The Purls will all miss you terribly, but we wish you much luck and happiness in Seattle.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CP "Get to Know a Purl": Heather G.

1. How did you hear about Charlotte Purls and when did you join?
I had seen the Charlotte Purls group on Ravelry for awhile, but Michelle finally convinced me to go to a meet up in January 2009 for the Charlotte Yarn field trip

2. How long have you been knitting/crocheting and who taught you?
I learned to knit in the summer of 2002 when my friend, Chris, taught me

3. What is your favorite item(s) you like to knit/crochet that you could never get enough of doing?
Hats - They're quick, a good variety and fun to wear

4. Is there one thing you really have no desire to knit/crochet?
I really don't like picking up stitches so I tend to ignore patterns with things like button bands

5. How often during the week do you knit/crochet and when do you normally fit in time?
I usually find time to knit at night and on weekends, usually an hour at a time. How much I do depends on how excited I am about the project I'm working on

6. What is your favorite project to date that you knitted/crocheted?
The Urban Aran Cardi for my husband - after a year of knitting socks, I thought a sweater would take forever, but it was satisfyingly quick and thrilling when it actually fit properly.

7. At this moment, what is your future dream project you would like to knit/crochet?
Right now the Hanami Stole is calling to me - I'm a sucker for a good back story

8. What one new knitting/crocheting thing do you want to learn in 2009?
I'd like to try to do some of my own designing and maybe pull out the drop spindle kit I bought a few years ago and never used

9. What are your "go to" knit/crochet book(s)?
The original Stitch n Bitch book still gets pulled out, but Vogue Knitting has all the answers

10. Other than knitting/crocheting are there any other hobbies or activities you enjoy doing?
I'm a crossword puzzle junkie, too involved in my neighborhood, some vegetable gardening, and a little dabbling in cheese making

11. Tell us, how would your close friends/family describe you?
Low-key, low maintenance but entirely too neurotic

12. If you could have a full day to spend with anyone (dead or alive) who would that be and why?
The author Tom Robbins just to listen to his stories (or maybe my grandmother since her stories are likely just as good!)

13. What one thing do you know for sure?
(with apologies to Op Ivy) "All I know is that I don't know nothing ... and that's fine"

14. What has our group (Charlotte Purls) changed about you?
I've learned the value of scheduling time just for me and what I enjoy

15. What do you enjoy most about Charlotte Purls?
It's a great, supportive group of people who completely understand the compulsion to knit and the lure of alpaca