Hello again. Well I survived the weekend, didn't get wet and didn't have anymore horror visions. Thanks for asking.
I had a footnote to my last post, but decided to wait until today to post it and make this blog a little more interactive and fun!
I was inspired by a few knitters (some I know personally and some only through cyber space) to:
1) see how many of you are lurkers and not so much commenters.
2) further explore and share my creativity
3) Declutter :o)
Once again I refer you to the Yarn Harlot where at the close of her post (on a subject very near and dear to all of our hearts....yarn selection...I just get giddy thinking about it!) she is inundated with opinions. 1354 comments!!!
I get excited if I get 3.
Now, I'm no Yarn Harlot (in a writer level of achievement sort of way---totally can give her a run for her money is the Yarn department though!), but I've had a couple of unknowns (is that the proper way to address new commenters on your blog?) and have left comments myself here and there and am wondering just how many lurkers I may have?
Another blog where I've enjoyed the almost daily posts and pictures (Lucy is a beautiful cat!), encouraged us to try our hand at poetry; not just any poetry, Haiku Poetry!
Oh that was fun! I spent most of the evening and part of my night (and I wonder why I have nightmares) creating my entry into her contest. Since I didn't make the first cut, I thought I would share it with you now.
Long days of summer
More time to knit socks and mice;
Cats wait patiently.
I was pretty pleased with myself, but I must admit there's one or two that did make the cut that are going to get my vote!
Now, an update:
To all Cast Offs....I found my "Knitting on the Edge" book (right where I left it in the last place I looked!) hehehehe
******Most important update!!******
24 more sleeps until Knitting Camp!!!!
So here's my footnote. Last Friday I got a phone call from one of the gals at Camp Stitches (sorry I didn't get her name, because...) and my first thought was, "Oh NO! It's cancelled!" See how I'm always expecting the best in things? Anyway, not quite cancelled, but the class that I had signed up for was. Just "Bead" It!! Cancelled.
The nice young girl on the other end of the phone asked if there was another class that I would like to choose?
Here are my choices (as listed on the brochure).
1) Design Socks like a Pro - Cat Bordhi
2) Entrelac: from the Beginning to Endless Possibilities - Gwen Bortner
3) Stash Away Island - Christine Bylsma
4) The Elements of Design - Lily Chin
5) Seven Things that can "Make or Break" a Sweater - Margaret Fisher
6) Just "Bead" It!! - Betsy Hershberg....maybe next year.
7) Japanese Knitting Techniques - Maureen Mason-Jamieson
8) Ouroborus Garment - Debbie New
9) The Total Garment from Start to Finish - Judy Pascale
10) Colour (Canadian spelling) Recipes and Remedies - Merike Saarniit
11) Fair Isle: Everything You Need to Know - Candace Eisner Strick
Quite a list isn't it? There is some knitting royalty listed there and the knowledge that will be available to me is incredible!!
So which one do you think I chose?
Now, because some of my Cast Offs are my most loyal readers and have a bit of an inside track as to which class I may (nobody knows for sure though) have selected, I will pool all the correct guesses on Thursday June 5, (because Thursday is still the best day of the week!) and select one. The winner of the draw will receive a copy of.....
"Debbie Bliss Cotton Knits for all Seasons"!!!
My first contest!
Remember....only 24 more sleeps!!