Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lace Knitting Class

Join me in a two session lace workshop! We’re going to knit my Spiralling Leaves Fingerless Gloves and learn about lace knitting in the round in the process. Not only that, Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts will be supplying her beautiful handpainted superwash merino yarn for the class (two skeins included in the price of admission). Gloves in the photo are knit from her yarn. Class will be given in two 2-hour sessions, the first on March 8 and the second on March 22, 2008. This will give participants time to practice their lace pattern before tackling the thumb and hand. For more information check out Stone Light Studio, a wonderful new fiber shop in Soddy Daisy, TN. Just 20 scenic minutes north of Chattanooga, Stone Light carries fabric, yarn, fiber and supplies for quilters, knitters, felters and fabric collage artists. Check out their other classes too.  Veronica and Dee's beautifully arranged shop is housed in a cute stone house with a lovely view of the undulating hills of the Tennessee Valley. What a great place to have a class. For those of you in surrounding areas, Stone Light Studio is certainly worth a day trip. I had never been up State Rt 27 from Chattanooga and was awed at the majestic brow of Signal Mountain which overlooks the road most of the way. 

Friday, February 08, 2008

I Dyed Some Yarn

(Update as of 5 hrs's all sold. Every last inch. Thanks!!!! L)
Yeah...believe it or not I actually dyed some yarn. Many of you know how rare this is. What with two eye surgeries this year and a growing chemical sensitivity to acid dyes, not to mention second stage water restriction in Sewanee, I'm not doing much dyeing these days. But the weather was positively balmy the other day so I couldn't resist. After waking up with sandpaper eyeballs the next day I can tell you it won't happen often. So there are two colorways left of Merino/Bamboo Sock Yarn (one has already been purchased in toto). I posted one 300 yd skein of each remaining colorway on ETSY...Abalone and Sea Anemone. That's Sea Anemone on the left. It's a little darker than that in reality. The digital camera cannot do justice to Abalone. Just can't pick up the mauves and pale lavender greys. It's almost icy, this skein.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Never Before Seen in Digital Format

Can you stand it? I found this snap of Monk from puppyhood, taken 8 1/2 years ago in the kitchen in Cannon Beach, pre digital camera, etc etc. Look at that expression. We called him "Little Man" because he was too serious to be a baby. Had to share it. 


Friday, February 01, 2008


Yes, this is an icicle. Just one. It appeared in our birdbath a couple days ago the morning after a rain ( actually rained here in the Desert Southeast). No, the picture isn't upside down. You can tell by the "deer" in the background, actually our weim Pearl. If you look closely, it almost looks like it has a head and shoulders (OMG...a Virgin M?, tongue firmly embedded in cheek). This happened  I'm sure there is a perfectly logical explanation for this phenom. The temp that night took a steep dive...say a 15 degree drop in the time it took us to walk the dogs around 10ish. But just one stalicemite? Freaky.