Testing the Blog Waters…

red & white socks1Blog (‘blog, ‘bläg) noun   short for Weblog  1. an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log.   …or so says Webster.

Why would anybody want a “Blog”, a public diary for the whole planet to read? I’ve asked that a million times in the last few years. But, here I am… talking (via keyboard) to perfect (I assume you are all perfect  ;o) strangers.

The purpose of this Blog, at least for now, is to journal my fibery explorations. I’m hoping that with a “public” to answer to (post comments Mom, so I know someone is reading it  ;o) I may actually spend more time in my studio. Who knows, I may even organize it – gasp! Call this a motivational tool. Actually, I’ve recently re-learned the value of a creative journal. Someplace to log my experiments and accomplishments. A place to share techniques and ideas. A place to spout off when no one else will listen to me!

Finished!So, what fibery things am I up to? I’m going to Fabrications Fiber Retreat in two weeks (October 10th -13th). I’m spending three days in a workshop being taught by Laura Cater-Woods.  It’s primarily an Artist’s workshop for quilters and I’m very excited. You, of course, will hear all about it. This will be my third year in a row to attend this wonderful retreat and I can’t wait!

Meanwhile, I’ve just finished knitting a pair of socks for my eccentric daughter. Yes, I knit a lot of socks. Knitting is portable and socks are small enough to finish in a reasonable amount of time. Well, this pair wasn’t! I figure she can get Halloween and Christmas wear out of them anyway. But, knowing her, she’ll wear them more than that. These were knit from the toe-up, two at a time, by the Magic Loop method (one long circular needle). She kept saying “a little longer” until I used 200 grams of yarn with a total of three yards left over. They are Regia sock yarn in red and white dyed stripes – I’m very pleased with the way they turned out. Better yet, so is Ashland!

Lastly, the Blog itself. Isn’t is just beautiful? I’m much better at fiber stuff than computer stuff so I sent a ton of photos of my dyed fabrics, yarns and quilted items to my Blog hostess and asked her to make it “pretty”. I do believe she has done a stellar job. Thanks Gloria and Andrew! Visit them at Gloderworks.

Testing the Blog Waters…

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