Posts tagged ‘knitting for dummies’

April 26th, 2012

Back to Work

by Christina

wiley knitting videos

Hello friends! After such a lovely weekend it was back to work for me… fun doesn’t last forever!

Wednesday I headed over to Wiley Publishing to shoot knitting videos to complement their “Knitting for Dummies” ebook.

I was in for a surprise when I arrived. Not only was I to do the hand work but I was supposed to do the voice narration! AHHHHHH… I know that if I had known that before I arrived I would have said, “No way.”

Somehow I managed. I’m sure you’ll laugh when you see them. Next time I’m going to go with with cue cards… =)

Thankfully, Eric and Melanie were extremely patient with me and all my blunders. The raw footage would be hilarious!

I have put my poor little garden on hold until I finished theses videos so I didn’t mess up my hands too badly. Now that they are done (for right now) I’m off to spend some time in the dirt!

See you all soon!

Christina

April 25th, 2012

Birthday Weekend

by Christina

fiber fair

While Little John spent the night at his grandparent’s house, JK and I headed into a relaxing weekend.

Friday night we drove in the rain down to The Fiber Event in Greencastle. It was fun to reminisce about the first time I had gone to this event 9 years ago and how JK had teased me to death about going. This time he was driving me… =) 9 years go we were just getting to know each other. Just goes to show you what you will do for the one you love! Thanks, dear!

I browsed and browsed and reminisced about how big it used to be. I can’t believe how small it has become. Oh, what a pity. I think I’m going to be checking out some other fiber fairs from now on.

I always like to go to these events with a bit of a goal in mind. Otherwise I’m overwhelmed. But if I have something to hunt for it makes it fun. I found what I was looking for when I first walked in… made me laugh at myself!

What was I on a hunt for? A knitting dolly – do you remember those? I remember using one when I was a little girl in Africa. After reading Lori’s lovely post on them I thought that knitting dollies would be a fun thing to hunt for at fiber fairs.

And despite my promise to myself not to walk out with any fiber… I did buy a half a pound of fiber from Hidden Valley Farms

Which I promptly put to use the next morning.

I had been promising myself some spinning time for months and months. This was the one birthday thing I really wanted to do… have a morning to spin and spin.

JK poured me a glass of champagne (nothing like champagne in the morning) and went to town. It was bliss….

and managed to finish one big skein from fiber I purchased last year! =)

Today I’m off to be the knitting model for “Knitting for Dummies.” Yep… you can laugh.  You can see the ones I did 3 years ago here. We’ll see how it goes… it’s usually a lot of work… big sigh… back to work…