Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SPA, Fiber Camp and so many FOs and WIPs

Knitting at Fiber Camp fashion show
Two Magic Cakes and the start of my Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl
Start of Making Magic Cake class
I apologize for leaving the blog for such a long time, I won't share the boring details as to the whys and the whats that have kept me away. Instead, let me tempt you with these photos.



The Common Cod Fiber Guild of Boston sponsored an annual event this weekend. We were an enthusiastic group of fiber lovers gathering for classes, community and creation. Book mark the second weekend in March 2016 and plan to join us. It is an inexpensive weekend ticket that gives you access to our informal classes, camaraderie and fun!

Topography Kerchief in progress
Variegated sock yarn and a solid orange sock yarn
This shawl is one I wore this weekend at Fiber Camp.
Pattern: Topography Kerchief by Melissa Stadja
Yarn: Lana Grossa Fantasy, Lion Brand Sock Yarn on size 5 needles.
The concept of the pattern is to choose a yarn with a few long repeats of color; you choose which hue you will highlight and then knit garter bumps into the field of stockinette. My choice of yarn and needles deviates from the suggestions of the designer but I love how it turned out. I plan to make another using yarn bought at SPA and Fiber Camp markets.

Brickless, this is the shawl I wore in the fashion show.

Pattern: Brickless by Martina Behm
Yarn: Interlacements Toasty Toes in the Turkish Carpet colorway on size 6 needles.
I made this after my retreat to Virginia Beach. The yarn was from a lovely shop called Knit Wit Yarn Shop in Virginia Beach. The pattern was one that many attending Rhinebeck in 2013 wore. It is an easy pattern and such fun to work on in the variegated yarn I chose. Thank you for the Fiber Camp compliments on this project.

I will give you more of the story, but what I'd like to share is my gratitude for those that I met and spoke with, for the students that attended my first Fiber Camp teaching experience and for those who visited the Knitting In Beantown project bag table. Your purchases and compliments lifted me up and have inspired me to get back to my fabrics and zippers and Singer Sewing machine! Thank you!

I promise to be back again this week, with more on my Fiber Camp and SPA weekends, and details on purchases and pattern inspirations.

2 comments:

Karen Gareis said...

Lovely photos in this post, Erin; can't wait to read more!

elns said...

Such great colors! Thanks for sharing your work!