Monday, August 13, 2007

Good morning fibre artists.... :)

It's been awhile since last posting...I left with pictures of a unfinished now here it is.....

All put together and sitting pretty. It took my DH and myself to get the thing together, and it was an education in part names and what they do, and where they go. Which is good, because it'll help me when spinning classes start.

This was all done just before the long weekend in August, and I had to start packing for the farm. It was raining, and wet for half of the weekend, but then warmed up of course the day we headed home. Got a fair amount of knitting done considering we did a lot of visiting with relatives.

One of my favourite parts of going out to the farm is picking rocks to put around the flower garden. The North Saskatchewan river borders along side the property, and the sky was huge that day.

My DH was home this last week and there seemed no time to get some posting done. We were getting caught up with work around the house and the upcoming Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

I did bring my knitting along with me and got another foot or so of my twining leaf scarf done. I have to say I've never knitted in public, and I felt like I was really out there. It sort of made me feel like I was categorizing myself to the public that yes I'm middle aged and yeah I like to knit, and I enjoy beer, but I don't have to sit in the beer gardens to have a good time. I didn't see not one other knitter out in amongst all these folksy people....where is everybody? I've only knitted in front of my relatives out at the farm, and even then I feel like maybe they might think it's rude to do so. Like I'm not being attentive to the ongoing conversation. I don't know....I'm still confused a little about my knitting boundaries. What's the etiquette considered in situations like these?

Either way we had a really good time. My son volunteers for the four day event, and he's met really nice people through the experience.

Here's a shot of my daughter Nicole and I sitting on the lawn in the beer gardens showing off our knitted socks.

It all ends too soon. The nighttime sky is soon lit up by the city lights and the candles that everyone holds while groovin to the music. (my daughter's just going to cringe by me using that phrase 'groovin') It's amazing sharing it with so many people. Peaceful.
Next post is some stash pictures....yes I'm waiting on some alpaca roving to spin, but of course I've got a couple of felting projects I'd like to do next which explains my latest purchases....


Mae said...

I've knit at festivals before! A lace scarf actually! hahaha. Mine was called "SunFest" and it was a celebration of multiculturalism and all that, so everyone was letting their inner hippie out, dancing around barefoot, meeting new people, etc. So I let mine out too with my knitting! I was also the only knitter, but I just assume everyone was jealous of my knitterly ways!!

Nicole said...

those socks sure kept my toes warm!

I'm busy knitting said...

what a gorgeous piece of furniture you ended up with

Maia said...

Congratulations! Your wheel is beautiful!