On the last day, everyone displays their works in progress out on the patio. It's great to see what everyone has done all week. Everyone leaves so inspired after admiring each other's work.
We had a little girl come in and watch us. One of the students showed her how to hook and let her pull up some loops on her rug. She did a great job! Her mom said she loves to draw. I told her how to transfer one of her drawings to rug backing so she could hook it.
Children's drawings make such great rugs. They're always so proud to see their drawing hooked into a rug.
It's not difficult to draw a rug. As you can see, they're black line drawings like a coloring book. I like to draw the pattern on paper and then lay nylon organdy over the drawing. You can use a pencil to trace over your paper drawing. Next, place the nylon organdy on top of the foundation you're going to use for your hooked piece (burlap, linen, monk's cloth). Take a Sharpie permanent marker and trace over the pencil lines on the nylon organdy. Go slowly and the ink will seep through the organdy onto the foundation. Remember to leave at least 4-6 inches extra all around your pattern.
Tuesday, I had a day full of appointments and ended up near Interstate 85. I headed up to Richmond - dropping soap orders along the way.
I went to The Yarn Lounge on West Cary Street in Richmond. Stewart and Melanie had lots of new things in. I got the new copy of Rowan and some other goodies. Look at this organic - all plant dyed - yarn they have received. Such pretty colors.
Next, I headed to Knit Night! I love this group and miss everyone so when I'm not able to go. It's such a distance that I can only make it up maybe once a month. There were two new gals there. They are so lucky to be able to attend EVERY Tuesday night!
Barbara was working on this wisp of a wrap! It was just gorgeous!
Jane was working on this wonderfully textured sweater shown on the cover of a recent Vogue Knitting magazine.
Me??? I was still working on that sock! I'm on my 4th attempt to get that toe the right length. I've never had this problem before so I'm not sure why I'm having such a time with this. Oh well! Try, try again!
Wednesday, I had errands to run before heading home. One of those errands took me to Lettuce Knit in Richmond. As you can see by the picture, the "girls" met me at the door. I had to get my yarn for the Iris Schrier workshop that I'm signed up for with the River City Knitters in September.
I'm off to the beach next week so need to start planning how many knitting projects I'm going to take with me. I always take more than I could get done in a year! Hey! A girl has to have choices! Hope I have room in the car!