Monday, September 18, 2006

Here are my earnest spinners, concentrating on their class:

Yay! Triumphant new spinners!!

So yesterday was great at work. My spinning class went fabulously - I was so proud of my wonderful students. They made yarn! Then Margaret Radcliffe had her appearance at the store; she was terrific - really nice and really knowledgeable. I bought two of her patterns, which she signed for me.

I could have kicked myself around the block because I didn't bring the mighty Orca Mitten to show her. We talked about it though. I told her I enjoyed how involved the knitting was; which was of course a lie, as my devoted readers know, but I didn't want to say, "Gee, that pattern was so frustrating I threw the whole mitten across the room, Margaret! What gives??"

Here is my haul from yesterday: "Spin-Off" magazine (which arrived in the mail), the two Margaret Radcliffe (autographed!) patterns. One is for mittens with a charming heart-shaped cable motif, and the other is for three different Fair Isle-pattern Christmas stockings. (Fair Isle means no intarsia!! Oops! I LOVE intarsia!!). I also bought yarn for a Mystery Project, which I will be starting soon. That's the sable Lamb's Pride Worsted and the pink and brown Desert. What will it beeee???? Stay tuned! I also made a little more progress on the Bilious Shawl!

Eagles lost in ignominious fashion yesterday, BUT the Phillies won!! Yippee! This man hit Number 57!

Dad and I are off to the Phillies game this evening. They play the Cubbies. Cross yer fingers!


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