Posts Tagged ‘Japanese knitting’

Gayle Roehm on Japanese Knitting

May 11, 2012

If you have an opportunity to learn from this woman, do it.  You won’t regret it.  She knew how to use, and made good use of, a projection screen.   She brought plenty of great samples–a must for us fiber types.  Even the amount of time spent on each phase was planned.  And there was still time for individual assistance.  I believe everyone learned a lot and had a great time.  I know I did.  After a day and a half, I was pretty tired.  But, I am an old fart. 

Here are my samples.  They may not look like much to you, but they are a great help to me.

Quiet Morning

April 30, 2012

Our morning walk was very enjoyable today.  It was overcast and the air felt thick, but also peaceful.  There were a few people about and we waved, but there was a feeling of aloneness.  Sweetums felt sleepy, and now, I believe he has gone back to bed.  I sat on the pier and watched the geese across the river.  There were a litter of goslings over there and many adults.  They saw Gus and came over honking the whole trip.  They can get pretty raucous.  They don’t really do anything.  They swim around for a while and wander back to the other side.  I am not certain what they gain by this.  Gus doesn’t pay them any attention.  He likes to wade and drink river water.  I guess it has more flavor.    The cats are the same way.  We always keep a big water bowl out on the back porch.  It gets the most use after it’s been sitting there for a few days collecting various leaves, twigs and acorns and, of course, turning a nice shade of green.

I need to get ready for Sheep&Wool.  I’m taking classes on Japanese knitting on Thursday and Friday.  Several of my knitting friends think I am daft, but I like taking classes.  Remember.  I try to learn something every day.  I figure I’ll learn enough for a couple of months worth of not having to think.