Monday, May 29, 2006
Next up is the "Rats Nest". Before leaving for Spain I started the decreases for the v-neck and armholes on my Northwest Sunset Vest for Sweaters from Camp KAL. When we got back I could not find my scrap of paper with the notes for the decreases. I thought I had figured out where I was but after completing 30-rows things just did not look right. So I frogged it and this is the mess I created.I decided I would have no more of this and created a chart to keep track of the decreases. I'm a very visual person anyway and I should have created this chart to begin with. I am now back to where I was before I jumped into the frog pond. Glad I took the time to create the chart because it is so easy to follow and good way to verify the decreases.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Lots of food and lots of lines. In the Showcase Tent: Navajo Men Who Weave sponsored by the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ. Their work is so amazing. Master Weavers Gilbert Begay, Ron Garnanez, and Roy Kady.
The session "Men Who Weave" led by Clarenda Begay, the Navajo Nation Museum Curator, was very interesting. She discussed the Navajo clans and showed a video about the Navajo men who weave and the story about the Navajo-Churro sheep. The breed was near extinction and is still a rare breed today. In 1977, Dr. Lyle McNeal started the Navajo Sheep Project to genetically preserve the breed and return it to the Navajo . The Navajo Sheep Project also established the Navajo Lifeway to encourage the art of weaving using the Churro wool. Dr. McNeal was one of the lecturers at the festival.
I did not see any FLAK'ers. I waited at our appointed spot but did not see anyone. I did purchase some gorgeous handcrafted glass buttons for my FLAK sweater from Moving Mud. The buttons cost almost as much as the wool to knit the sweater but they were just too perfect to pass up.
Here are some additional pictures from the festival.
Friday, May 05, 2006
Check back. I will be posting MS&W pictures soon.