Sunday, June 22, 2008

Finally, I start my blog!

A couple of months ago, I happily attended the BMFA Sock Camp at Orcas Island, Washington.

Due to the miracle of the Internet and Ravelry, a group of sock knitters from all over the country (and abroad,) met to have a little yarn crawl before camp.

We met for the first time at breakfast and proceeded to tour the yarn shops of Seattle and environs on this Shorty School Bus, generously provided (and driven) by MJ.

Sock Camp was amazing! We learned a lot, had great fun, and made some wonderful new friends.

Thanks to their encouragement, I worked up the courage to tackle my first big lace project. The pictures of this effort follow, from the soaking to the blocking to the final beautiful shawl. I am so proud of it! I wore it the AC casino and also to my nephew's graduation. The pattern is Shetland Shawl from the Interweave WRAP STYLE book. I used two skeins of Hand Maiden Double Sea Silk, Sapphire colorway, on size US 8 Addi Lace needles. Enjoy!