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July 31, 2009

Pretty Yarn Friday


Isn't this a beauty? This is just 1 skein so far of 100% Falkland Wool. I had spun up some Falkland Wool before and I don't like it nearly as much as I like this. I was spinning rather thin, but this ended up being a more bulky yarn. After I washed it it totally softened up and poofed out. I have more to spin. A total of 6 oz. So I am hoping for another skein of 170 yards like this one is.

You know you want to see more...


I have been asked to teach a class at a new local yarn shop in September and I am really excited about it. I was orginally going to teach a lace shawl class but decided to teach a basic lace class first. I am designing a stole/scarf for the class and will share that soon. I have never taught a class before and I am a little nervous about it. Should I tell a few jokes? ;-)

So while I should be finishing up this project for this class... what do I do last night? I cast on for a Baktus. For you non-ravelers it's a triangular scarf thingy. I wanted a brainless project and this was calling to me. I don't have any pictures because I really just started it at 9:30 last night. I have been drooling over so many of these on Ravelry and I just couldn't resist.

This Saturday is not so little Geeks 12th birthday! He is almost as tall as me. I can't believe he is growing up so fast. Well I can. They do that. Kids.....

Have a great weekend!

Posted by beth at July 31, 2009 12:42 PM


That came out gorgeous! Love, love, love the colors :) My oldest just turned 18 last weekend - crazy the way time flies.

Posted by: michelle at July 31, 2009 01:38 PM

Pretty, pretty yarn!

Take along an extra pair of needles and yarn so you can demonstrate techniques in your class and then pass it off for someone to try themselves without interrupting your own work. Have fun!

Posted by: Salt City Spinner at July 31, 2009 01:58 PM

Love the yarn! Congrats on teaching a class!

Posted by: Walden at July 31, 2009 05:15 PM

Happy birthday, Little Geek! Kurt passed me up in height this summer. It's very strange.

Posted by: Katie at August 1, 2009 11:51 AM

I'd share some jokes with you...but they probably wouldn't be appropriate. Hee.

What is it about shawls these days? Last year, cowls, now it's shawls. I love how there are trends with knitting....

Posted by: Stacey at August 2, 2009 02:20 AM

he's 12?! that's insane. now i feel old ;)

love the yarn! and the colour! and i want to see your baktus!

Posted by: kris at August 3, 2009 04:14 AM

very pretty yarn indeed...so how was Dan the mans bday? Can't believe he is 12...but then again I can't beleive Domi is 27...eek...did you get the email I sent you last week?

Posted by: lemon at August 3, 2009 10:47 AM

Teaching at the new place we went to in the mall?
Happy Birthday little geek! Both my boys had birthdays last week. Time flies!

Posted by: windyridge at August 5, 2009 09:19 PM

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