September 12 and 13 were the dates for the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair in South Jordan, Utah. I went to see my friend Linda's exhibit. (She's the one of the friends who raises alpacas.) I gave a ride to my friend Joanie and her daughter Kristi, who are both avid knitters. My Kromski Sonata rode in the back. My plan was to sit and spin for a while with Linda. I also took along the skein of yarn I had just finished using the hand-painted roving from Greenwood Fiber Works so I could show it to her. I was using my Sipalu Bag as a purse.
Won't this be nice for my knitting? It was donated by Three Wishes, which is where my wheel and lots of my spinning fiber came from. My skein of yarn took a 4th place, with some nice comments about the Navajo plying, and some constructive suggestions about the spinning, which was irregular in some places. The judge wrote that she would like to see what I can do after another year of spinning.
Linda also showed me her new swift, made for her by her DH, Mike.
The base is from a fan. Mike is handy when it comes to making things. Linda also had a boo-boo in a finished shawl she wanted me to fix before she sent it to it's intended recipient, a new mother and baby. A join had apparently come apart with washing.
I made some progress on my EZ leggings, too. They should be ready to wear soon. I'm doing the waist shaping.
In non-knitting/spinning news, DH had his birthday on Saturday. He was delighted with the new indoor herb garden I got for him as a present. I don't think I've ever been so successful in choosing a good present for him. He couldn't wait to set it up.
Besides the KP podcast, which I like to listen to again and again, I have Lorna Doone on my iPod from Librivox.org. It has been a busy week, and it's nice to have some down time. But tomorrow is knitting group, and it's at my house this time. Happy knitting! --P