Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spinning Workshop

We are pleased to pass along some information for a great spinning workshop this spring. Here are the details:

Exotic Fibres Spinning Workshop
May 30 & June 6, 2010
Instructor: Vyvyan Dorsett
2 Day workshop - 5 hrs each day for 2 Sundays
10am to 4pm
Fee: $100 plus $25 for materials
Learn to spin Cultivated Silk tops, Silk bell, Silk Hankie, Soy
Silk, Bamboo, Cashmere and Cotton
Bring a Bag Lunch
Workshop location on Quadra
Materials List:
Materials fee $25.00
Spinning wheel and oil
Scarf for lap (silk if possible in a dark shade with no pattern)
3 empty bobbins
lazy kate
You can contact the store for more information, and can pay Vyvyan at the workshop.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Leftover Pi

I've wanted to knit a Pi shawl for a few years now. I've done a baby blanket based on the Pi formula (double your stitches every time you double your rows) but it wasn't lace.

The 10 shawls in 2010 challenge seemed like a good time to make my Pi. I've picked some stitch patterns from my stitch books that work in the round and fit into the stitch counts and row counts of each section. I'm loving working on it!
The yarn is left over from three other projects. I'm using Sweatermaker Lace, Luxury Baby Alpaca Lace and Fiddlesticks Lace. I thought the colours went together well, and together they give me about 1,000 metres. I may come up a little short and need to get some lace weight in a complementary colour for an edging, but at least I will have used up these three lone skeins in my cupboard!