There is nothing on my needles. No, not even a sock. Nor is there anything on any of my wheels or looms. One of my spindles has some green merino on it that I have been spinning, but that is really just a time filler and not something that I am worried about when or even if it gets completed. This is kind of odd for me.
Not having a project on any of my wheels was sort of planned. When I finished spinning and plying the Romney batts that I started shortly after the retreat, I surveyed my stash and realized that the hand spun portion of my stash is now just about equal to the commercially spun portion of my stash and that is not a bad position to be in at all. Keep in mind that my stash is quite modest. I know people with entire rooms (sometimes multiple rooms) to house their stash, whereas mine is mostly limited to the stacked storage drawers in one closet. Continue reading “WIP Wednesday, you say?”
Good morning and happy Saturday! A couple of weeks ago, I said I would have more to say on my experience with the Albany Gay Men’s Chorus, and here it is. Please bear with me as this will be one of my lengthier blog posts.
Back in January the Albany Gay Men’s Chorus had a “meet & greet” event that I attended which was aimed at guys who were interested in joining the chorus. To be completely honest, I wasn’t entirely sure that singing in a group (or at all, for that matter) was something I would be capable of. Like most people, I sing along to what I listen to in the car, but I know I do it badly, and I have heard the chorus perform at several concerts, so I couldn’t imagine my voice being much of a contribution. At least not a good contribution. Continue reading “Tonight’s the Night!”
Good morning and happy Saturday! Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. The cute little Cardarelle upright wheel that I fell even more in love with after its recent refinishing, has found a new home.
Good morning and happy…Sunday! Yes, Sunday. I do apologize for my absence and divergence from the “normal” day that I publish a blog post. This past week and this weekend have been somewhat hectic around this here, but more about that in a bit.
Last weekend was the 11th Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat and this even just gets better and better every year. At each retreat I attend there are always at least a couple of guys who I have only known online though Facebook or Ravelry, and being able to make a personal connection with someone that I have only known online is one of the aspects of the retreat I treasure the most.
This year we had seem to have had more attendees who had either never been to a men’s knitting retreat before or who had at least never been to the spring retreat here in New York before, and among them were a few guys who are relatively new to knitting (they have been knitting a year or less). It is this mix of new and veteran retreat attendees that contribute so much to making this retreat as special as it is. The supportive, nurturing, and encouraging environment and the sense of brotherhood that this retreat resonates with us retreat veterans as much today as it did the first time we attended, and we truly enjoy helping to create that same atmosphere so that our new guys. Continue reading “Another successful Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat”
Good morning and happy Saturday! Registration for the first Northeast Fall Men’s Knitting Retreat opens next Saturday at 10:00 AM. At that time, an email notification will be sent to all of the guys signed up for the retreat email list with a link to the registration page. Similar notifications will be posted at the same time on the Facebook and Ravelry groups for the retreat. The registration registration and checkout process is easy. The retreat will take place September 20th to the 23rd. For more information or to sign up to check out www.mensknittingretreat.com .
Good morning and happy Saturday! Spring is finally doing its thing and I could not be happier. The same goes for our dogs. They have all been enjoying longer periods of time outside and occasional walks through the neighborhood. I have accomplished a little bit of yard work, but there is much more to do. It still seems a little early to think about opening the pool, but that is exactly what is on my mind I am sure I am not the only one hoping for a much better summer than we had last year.
Inside the house this morning I am getting my Lendrum cleaned up and ready to go out with me today to a little one on one spinning coaching with a friend. I hate saying this, but I do not remember the last time I had my Lendrum out of its bag and set up for use. It would have to have been out somewhere because I really no longer use this wheel at home. My primary wheel that I have been spinning almost everything on since pretty much the day I got it is my Kromski Polonaise.