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Random, ’cause that’s how I roll

Ok, I guess it’s time to spill my brain into the blogotron. So, in no particular order:

I finished my two-at-a-time toe-up socks from one of my sock blanks.

First pair of socks from a sock blank

The heel came out a little pointier than I wanted (it fit right when I tried it on right after doing the first heel). Oh well. The next pair will be better. Even though these aren’t perfect, I like them.

I almost wasn’t able to show you these, since when I turned on my camera, it wasn’t working. I finally got it to work, but I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come.

I painted more sock blanks today (I’m steaming them now to set the dye), and they’re pretty awesome. Tomorrow I’ll paint more.

I’m preparing for two shows this month, the Spinner’s Flock Fall Fleece Fair, where I’ll have handspun yarn and fiber for spinning, and the Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival, where I’ll have whatever didn’t sell at the Fleece Fair, plus hand dyed yarn, sock blanks (both dyed and undyed), some scarves, and…probably something else that I can’t think of right now because I’m really tired.

I’ve got a list of 17 possible shows to vend at next year, though I won’t be able to do all of them. Doing all of them would involve doing four shows in May and three in June, which would probably cause me to get sick from exhaustion. I decided two/month is my limit. Once I start applying and getting confirmation, I’ll add the ones I’m doing to the events calendar.

And wasabi chickpeas are 37 kinds of awesome.

That’s all I’ve got.

1 comment

  1. Rupa

    Your work is beautiful, Riin.
    Knitting is something I never learned. My husband can knit a straight line, and I admire him for it, but to be ABLE to knit a pointy heel is just mindblowing to me.

    p.s: Yay wasabi chickpeas, and you don’t suck at blogging.

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