color up

May 9, 2012

after turning in my final papers on monday,
a combination of
poor diet,
lack of sleep,
and caffeine overdose
reduced me to a bedridden shell of a man.

so of course i got up at the crack of dawn on tuesday
and drove forty minutes for a knitting class
with the yarn harlot.

i knew my knitter buddy melynda was going to be there
and that she was bringing friends.
so i re-upped my starbucks dosage,
hid my raccoon eyes with sunglasses,
and headed to howell.

while i learned all about color knitting techniques
(fair isle, stranded, intastia, slipped stitches etc.)
my favorite piece of info was how colors are put together
and how we are instinctively drawn to put certain colors together
unless, of course, one is color blind*.
(can you guess which block belongs to me?)

more than anything,
i was happy to hang with melynda

and make new knitterly friends.(erica is an excellent colorer)
(and knitterella can put away more burrito than you think she can!)

as usual, beth harassed me,
telling me how i needed to be a better spinner and knitteri retaliated with my camera.

most of the day, we all laughed hysterically;
i had the best table mates!
i have dubbed us
the heathers.

our one table mate, kelly, is actually a reader!
(i never, ever get used to the fact that people read my blog)
she called us the “knitterati”, and had us pose for a photo.(photo courtesy of knitterella)
while i would never put myself on their level
it was flattering of kelly to include me.

memorable quotes from the heathers’ table
that are probably only funny if you were there:

“it’s a different green!”
“i’m just going to make it done”
“sucking on a scone”
“something’s sucking something”
“i blew the blue”
“owl pellets”

as you can see, there was an . . . oral theme at our table.

after all the color hilarity and stress bombs,
i returned home to some neutral heaven.

*no, i’m not colorblind

12 Responses to “color up”

  1. beth Says:

    Fab! It was great to see you as usual. Though I was hoping you would photoshop me thinner.

  2. Kamigaeru Says:

    Ooh. I love what you’ve got on the loom there… yum.

  3. lisabee Says:

    your weaving is gorgeous! i envy your proximity to woven art :)

  4. Melynda Says:

    It was such an amazing day- I miss it already. and I have to agree with the others- that weaving is drool worthy. Maybe it’s time to start working on my wrap (you know… the one that’s been sitting warped and untouched sine January).

  5. Knitterella Says:

    I am a ‘good eater’ :)

    So glad I got to meet you! What a fun day we had. I hope we all can get together for another knitty event soon.

  6. Anonymous, too Says:

    Glad you had a good time, but now you need to administer the good pizza and imported beer, and then go to bed for 36 hours or so!

    I’d guess your square was the royal purple with lime green inset.

    And I’m not sure what you’re weaving, but I know just the perfect model for the finished project. He’s got the perfect coloring to make those neutrals WORK until they’ve earned worker’s comp! Best of all, he’s in your area and known to work fairly cheaply (say, the price of a package of Beggin’ Strips or similar. . .). :)!

  7. Sarah Says:

    Love the weaving! (I do not need another hobby. I do not need another hobby. I do not need another hobby.)

    Maybe sometime this summer I will make it up to the mitten and get to visit the Spinning Loft!

  8. cauchy09 Says:

    sounds like a great time. and, mmm…i love your weaving.

  9. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Thanks for the vicarious trip! I have to admit, though, it all went right outta my head when I saw your weaving in progress. Holy Warp, Batman! Gorgeous. I definitely have woven-fabric envy. (My loom is still mocking me from the corner of the dining room. I put the vacuum cleaner in front of it to shut it up, didn’t work.)

  10. Chancy Says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! And I’m LOVING the weaving! Oh, the neutral goodness.

  11. Bobbie in AK Says:

    Whatever it is that you are weaving… it’s gorgeous and I cannot wait to see the finished product.

  12. Kelli Says:

    Best time, learned so many things (owl pellets!), so great to meet you. Hope you make it to Chicago in the fall.


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