Monday, March 06, 2006

TINK Happens...

My Sweaters from Camp KAL project (Northwest Sunset Fair Isle Vest) took an unexpected turn for the worst. After completing the first 30-row repeat I discovered my gauge was off. I thought I might be able to TINK back to the ribbing and start again. After doing this and completing a couple of rows I decided it might be best to go with the next larger size. So I TINKed it completely and started over. Now it's Déjà Vu All Over Again ... and I'm back to where I was before starting over. I am much happier with it. Now, I really need to get back to my FLAK project.

Yesterday I attended a Felting Workshop sponsored by the Loudoun Valley Sheep Producers Association. The instructor was Renate Maille-Moscowitz. Renate will be demonstrating this year at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

I was surprised to see Linda there. We partnered up. Linda (that's her on the right) has the coolest store in the historic town of Waterford, VA. She raises Corriedale-Lincoln sheep and that's how I met her. My friend Vanessa and I were attending a spinning class in Waterford and stumbled into her store where she was spinning. Vanessa and I spent a long time talking to Linda and we purchased some of her lovely fleeces.

Here is Linda's store. It's the coolest.... Look around and you will see sheep and spinning stuff. The cardboard boxes on the upper shelf is filled with fleeces.


Lola Lee Beno said...

Ooooh . . . I'll definitely have to visit Linda's shop! Would be nice to make a road trip out to Waterford - haven't been there yet. Does she have a website?

vanessa said...

i wanna go back!