Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Golden Ticket

The registration for Stitches West is open,  and like a good knitter I promptly called the first day so that could get into my selected classes.   I felt like Charlie Bucket when I received my confirmation in the mail.  

 And then things got even better.  I received an email from Deb Menz,  who is a color genius, that my number came up.  She and Sara Lamb got together and created the Color by Numbers Dye Series.  They are books with dyed yarn samples and recipe/formulas so that the colors can be duplicated over and over.  I had been on a waiting list for these dye books for about two years.  And lucky me the books are being assembled and distributed again.  I got my manual yesterday.

And here is a picture of me the next morning (Sunday) in my pajamas painting away at a shawl blank.  I think I ended up getting dressed about  2 pm after the roaster went into the  oven.  There was no sense getting any real clothes getting messed up with dye.  Thanks Jerry, for keeping the kids away from me while I got my dye fix.  I haven't done a machine knit blank since California.

Darla looks completely disgusted with my antics.  But I know my knitting friends will understand  my urgency!





2 comments :

wooly daisy said...

nice jammies! looks like fun! what classes did you get? darla seems very patient! will write when i'm back. hope all is well-s

kaoticorchid said...

That is so cool! Color me jealous!