Ok, so it's been a while A long while. So long Sock Summit came and went. But I am determined to get back to the poor blog and give it some love. Sock Summit was amazing! I met so many fun people, ate amazing donuts from VooDoo Donuts , swapped stitch markers , worked my booth for Susan's Kitchen and had an all around great time. I, of course, always forget to take many pictures, so there isn't much to show. I may be the only person there who didn't meet Barbara Walker!!
I've been working my way through inventory and getting everything back up it the shop I've been taking some new photographs too, as. I have never really been happy with a bunch of them, the lighting looked too bright and washed out a lot of the colors. I never felt I was getting true colors of the fiber. I am using a combination of outside indirect light and incandescent light and I am getting such better results. Bye bye lightbox!!
I also got some knitting done while on the way to and from Sock Summit. I finished the Warm Colors socks , got down to the heel on the second Green sock , got more knitted on the feet of the Ugly Colors socks and made two hair goodies. The pink flower is out of two ends of handspun singles, the pink body is just a series of increases to make a ruffle, then curled to make the flower witha bobble in the yellow in the center. The headband is corespun handspun, from a appx one ounce batt I made It's garter stitched starting with three stitches and increasing each row until I liked the width. Then I knitted to fit and decreased in the same manner as the increases. I drew a piece of yarn through to give me three strands to braid the ends. The flower was made by casting on four stitches in the round and then playing with increases and decreases. I did it on smallish needles for the yarn to make it nice and tight so it wasn't floppy. I love wearing it, so I think I might have to make a few more. Such a nice use of a short, fun skein of handspun that I couldn't figure out what else to do with!