And… we’re back

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Wow. When did I last enter blogland? 7 months ago. Seven. I feel like this is going to be a long one…

What the heck have I been doing?  Well.  First things first – I did finish the Garter Yoke Cardi.

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There were the leg warmers during the trip to Susun Weed’s.  Honestly didn’t get much done there, but I finished them up during the PDC, much to hubby’s delight.  They swallowed up a lot of time.  Hubby has very long, fairly thick legs.  I really need to get the little stubby needles when I am knitting for something with such girth.

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Meanwhile, I learned how to prepare to wet felt and made these…

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Which turned into this…

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for my mommy during Waldorf Teacher Training.  It is a wet felted ball of fleece that I have chain-stitched some embroidery cotton onto in beautiful swirling patterns.  I honestly never thought that I would be doing anything of the sort – embroidery was so grandma (hey, we all have our line) – but, there I was, embroidering away during the lectures at school.  (I know!  In regular school, they frown upon people doing handwork during class, but at Waldorf school… its almost expected. Almost.)

And because I found this ball so much fun, during my PDC, while I finished the leg warmers, I decided to do a larger ball out of my grandma’s vintage embroidery floss that my mom rescued from the garbage when I was cleaning out my craft box before I moved out (Thanks mom!).   In true Waldorf spirit, I used the Choleric colour palette.

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And when I finished that, a pretty laceweight scarf for my mother in law’s birthday…

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a double weave marino shawl for my friend Heather (completion photos to come)…

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and the beginnings of the Sepp Holzer (amazing permaculture hero to my husband) action figure complete with yak.

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Off to Ontario where i continued to spin this on the train.

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a beautiful lace wight handspun with the SOAR fiber from 2009 – BFL and Tussa Silk. Yummers. I intend to make a very pretty shawl with it. And then we were in Ontario, where I finished off the first level of the TKGA Basics Basics Basics course in preparation for the Master Knitters course…

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Then I ordered some yarn from Knit Picks and started this sweater (rav link), for hubby for Christmas… which was a surprise.  And which I subsequently had to rip out to make this one because the hubby saw it on the mannequin in Lettuce Knit (cute little knit shop in Kensington Market, Toronto).  I thus had to knit like crazy on my trip to Quebec to see my friend that I hadn’t seen in a ‘got married, had two kids’ amount of time.

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I continued knitting this sweater through an Steven Greer’s Contact Conference in Arizona and the Joanna Macy / Awakening the Dreamer Facilitator Training at the Ojai Foundation in California… all the while playing around with some Malabrigo sock yarn held double.

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Finally we headed back up to Vancouver Island where we have settled down on OUR Ecovillage in Shawnigan Lake. Here I continue the quest of the Rogue sweater for Justin and the beginnings of the actual sock.

Oy!  Let’s talk more regularly from now on, mkay?

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  1. Nancy Leong
    Nancy Leong11-07-2010

    Hi Lisa – great to see you back and see what you’ve been up to. Doesn’t look like you made it to SOAR this year either – though looks like you’ve been busy and moving around a lot. Nice to see your pretty yarn on the bobbin from the 2009 SOAR special fiber; haven’t spun mine up yet. Hope you and Justin have had a good year and maybe we’ll see each other again at SOAR in 2011. Nancy

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