Friday, June 12, 2009

The Day Before...

From this fiber
To this yarn that reminds me of a wool dress that my mom made for me when I was a girl.

This is from pencil roving and might actually get knitted into something!
Tomorrow is WWKIP day (world wide knit in public). This is the first year I'll be an organizer and I stepped up to doing the gathering here in Portland, OR, specifically downtown.

I signed up for this way in advance out of concern that there would be a lack of interest. Portland has such a huge knitting community and we get together all the time. I think folks often wonder, why bother? We bother because we are showing folks what we do and how we value the craft of knitting. Important stuff.

Yesterday I went to my friend Melissa the jewelry-maker's house and she made me whatever kind of stitch markers I wanted. She had never made any before and I doubt she will ever sell any. That said, I get to show mine off to you in pride ;-)


pdxknitterati said...

Gorgeous stitch markers! Mine aren't nearly so nice, but I'm not a jeweler. Just playing with fun stuff.

PNWBookGirl said...

They're all very pretty stitch markers. If she really wanted to, she could easily sell them. ;-)

Good luck with your event!

Diane in Chico said...

Lovely garden colored yarn.

Apple said...

OH MY GOD. Those pearl stitch markers!!! I know *exactly* what I want for all of my markers, now. Oh my God. I've never seen any stitch markers so lovely in my life!