Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Knitting On My Trip

On my trip I saw many artists doing their crafts. Below is a lady making baskets In Williamsburg VA. I would like to learn how to weave baskets. I will have to put it on my to do list for next year. I enjoyed watching her weave the baskets. So soothing.
This is embroidery made in the 17th century. Isn't it gorgeous? This is a paper quilt. Amazing work. I can't even count how many hours they must have put into this piece. I am only showing 1/8th of this piece.

I accomplished another resolution. I learned how to spin merino top from a lady in Williamsburg.
The class was an hour long and I was amazed at how much I learned in an hour. My mom on the other hand had some trouble not letting go and letting go when your not supose to let go. I ended up with her supplies. I guess she is going to stick to Fine Arts. She is an amazing painter and can draw anything. I did enjoy her being there with me.

Yeah for Barry who suggested to take the class. He is so very thoughtful. Thank you, Thank you!!!!!

This is me right after I just started. Can you see the euphoria?

This was in the museum in Williamsburg. Maybe I will spin yarn on a wheel one day?

On my trip I finally finished knitting my first sock. Whew. I had to start on the other one right away, because when I put it on my foot it felt amazing. Now I understand why knitters knit socks. I can't wait to finish the second one. I am on the decrease gusset. Not to far to go now.

/I can do it!!!!! I can do it!!!!!! All most there!!!!
Ahhhhhhh sweet bliss!!!!! There are some imperfections in the sock, but at least I learned from my mistakes. I didn't have anyone to teach me how to knit a sock, so I think I did pretty good. Maybe I could take a class, I don't think I understand picking up stitches. My second sock where I picked up stitches looks odd.

> I went to a real Yarn shop in Charlston SC. called Knit. I got some Koigu, Noro, and Addi Turbo needles so that I can knit 2 at a time socks. So exciting. Then my mom got me artyarns Beaded Mohair and sequins yarn it is so yummy and soft. It has silk in it. I couldn't believe the cost. Amazing yarn. it is so beautiful. Thank you mom. I held the yarn in the car for a while. I even cried. I couldn't get over how beautiful it is. It is resting in between the Noro yarn and koigu.

Thank you so much mom once again. Geez I am gonna cry again, I just can't believe she bought it.

It doesn't say Joann on it that is for sure!!!!

I sat in the car awhile with the yarn all around me. I think I may have issues. I am an addict. There I said it I have a problem. I am addicted to yarn!!!!!!!!! and I love it!!!!!!!
I will have to do another post on the rest of my trip. This one I just had to get out.


Ria said...

The one souvenir I get on my vacations ( or try to anyway) is to hit a LYS or 2 and buy some yarn!

Yours looks great! And you remember how much fun you had while you knit the yarn and everytime you wear/use the item after!

Jackie said...

It looks like you had a fabulous trip!

Congratulations on the first sock! Sounds like you have been bitten by the sock bug. No worries - it's a good bite! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the green yarn, it looks yummy!! I need to learn how to knit, and keep knitting. The scarf was fun to make but only if you are there to help start it and then "cast off!! did I get the lingo correct? You speak in a language I have yet to learn, but I will. We have such a great Mother!!

bunnits said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm so glad you learned to spin. I love it and find it real solace for the soul on days that are a little out of kilter. I was touched by your reaction to your beautiful yarns. Enjoy.