- Sarah and Lydia from Oh! Loops for the hilarious t-shirt
- I finished my second pair of Ultimate ZigZagular socks, pattern by Susie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast, yarn is Late Night Lite Brite by Danie of One Twisted Tree
- I started a pair of vanilla tube socks out of Patons Kroy Sing N The Blues colorway. I’m using the Lara Neel Craftsy class “Socks My Way – Variations of Heels and Toes” to help me do an afterthought heel. **Affiliate link**
- I started the Follow Your Arrow 2 shawl by Ysolda Teague in MJ Yarns silken lace in the colorway Cerulean Twilight.
- Hunting Gloves by Elizabeth Green Mussleman of the Dark Matter Knits podcast. These are knit out of Bijou Spun Sport Weight in the Dark Red colorway. I had an interesting reaction to seeing the unfinished glove while knitting at The Loopy Ewe.
- I am still spinning some Into the Whirled merino on my spinning wheel. I think this will be a chain ply and maybe knit a shawl from it.
- I finished weaving my mom’s Gordon Tartan scarf. This scarf was so much nicer to weave since I actually followed the directions on the warp!
Interweave Yarn Fest:
- I spent the day with Shana (Shanalines) who is positively charming and wonderful.
- The MJ Yarns company has come a really long way in the last year!
- The Bijou Basin Ranch was great, and I got to meet Marly Bird!
- U Design It Yarns is a mill that allows you to create your own custom yarn.
- I visited the Wooly Wonka Fibers booth and met Anne, who is also 1/2 of the Stitch Definition team
- I bought some fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks
- The Share the Love contest is still going on, post your entry in the Ravelry thread here.
- The Great Outdoors Knitalong will be starting Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend. To enter:
- Knit a project while enjoying the Great Outdoors
- Knit a project you will be using in the Great Outdoors
- Knit a project that reminds you of the Great Outdoors
- Post your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #GreatOutdoorsKAL2015 or in the Ravelry thread here
- Prizes for the Great Outdoors KAL will be announced in the next episode
- I photographed the March of Dimes March for Babies in Greeley, CO for the second year in a row. I used my Nikon D5200 and the 18-200mm lens. I set my camera to Aperture Priority mode on the lowest aperture possible for individual photos, then raise it to higher apertures for larger groups of people.
- I did a photo shoot for a friend in Estes Park, and unfortunately my lens broke during the session. I’m hoping Nikon customer service will pull through for me to repair it. I had a backup 50mm 1.8 lens (the lens I always recommend adding first to a lens collection) to get me through the session.
- I discuss backgrounds in your fiber photography. Guidelines to good backgrounds:
- Clean, quite a bit of room to move around, uncluttered
- Contrast color to the object you are photographing
- When doing product photography or blog photography, consider having a special item to always use as a background.
- White posterboard (avoid bright colors that create color casts)
- Flooring samples from the hardware store
- TheBackDropShop.com has inexpensive vinyl backgrounds that work well for product photography