Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Knitting lessons

Last week, I worked at Made in Windsor a few days. A friend of mine had contacted me beforehand and asked for knitting lessons. I happily obliged.
He came to the store twice with knitting needles and yarn in hand. I taught him how to make a dishcloth. He picked it up really fast. I gave him a small skein of cotton to make another cloth. He also bought a set of off brand Knifty Knitters and learned how to use those in minutes. I think he has three hats done now.
All in all, he was a great sudent. I was hesitant to teach him at first but I'm glad I did.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some of the yarnbombs

I went back downtown the other day with a friend. We walked past some of the yarn bombs, so I took new photos. I still didn't get all of them. This is something I really need to improve on: documentation of my knitting. I'm working on it, though.
This one is near the art gallery. Not the one I shared before, I still can't get a decent picture of that one. This one looks perfect still, even after all the rain we've already had. There are more bike racks near this one, and I want to cover all of them.

This second one is another that I haven't photo-graphed. There is an iris or similar flower that was stuck into it probably a few days before I took the photo. That made me feel really good. Not only did someone see the piece, but they interacted with it. I want to get more in the area that one is in, as well.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way everything is going. I want to get more pieces made and put up as soon as possible. I am almost done the dishcloth order so I will have more time to knit whatever I want for a little while.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ten cloths down!

I am ten (and a half) cloths into my custom order for Made In Windsor, and I'm still not tired of the rainbow yarn. I made it quite a bit farther than I thought I would. I have been working on a few other small projects in between, so maybe that helped.
Last night was craft night, and there was an awesome turn out. Mostly yarn artists, and a couple writers. Next month, hopefully there will be the same number of people, or more.
I have quite a few shifts coming up at Made In Windsor. I really enjoy working there and just being surrounded by the items that were made by the other consignors.