Yesterday was the start of the Summer of Socks 2008. I started my first pair of sock before heading to Poky for the Spinner's monthly meeting. The first picture is how much I had done when I got off work Saturday. Valerie, I didn't like how they were looking so I ripped them out and restarted. The second sock picture is of the socks today, going down about eight stitches in the circumference and casting on a fewer number of stitches at the toe. I did the figure eight cast on for the first time and I like how it worked. The pattern is working up very quickly and makes a perfect project for watching tv.
Yesterday, on the way to Poky, I kept trying to remind myself to take pictures at the guild meeting. On the way home it dawned on me that I hadn't even gotten my camera out of my purse. I so wanted to get a picture, because this was probably the last guild meeting I would be able to attend! I know I will miss seeing all my fiber friends. Edie was reminding me of what I was like when I first started attending the guild meetings.
I would go to where they were holding the meeting and sit and watch! I would then go home and take my spinning wheel out of the car and sit and mimic what I had seen. I thought I wasn't nearly good enough to bring my wheel inside and have everyone see what I was working on. It was about two or three months after starting to attend that they, Edie - Anna Lucy - Lu - and Phyllis (those are the ones that I remember, but there may have been more), found out that my Ashford Traditional was in the car. They made me go get it! And I haven't been the same ever since. I didn't realize when I first started going how eager everyone was to share their talents with newcomers.
Now I'm one of them who likes to share my spinning talents with other people. And I don't think I would trade that for anything. I am glad I have had the guild to help me along the many different roads that life has led me on.
The many wonderful ladies from the guild signed this book for me. They debated getting more fiber, but decided the book would be easier to move. Thank you so much! I have enjoyed reading all your little notes and special thoughts and it will be a very nice reminder to me of what you all have meant to me.
Thanks for putting up with me!!
Happy knitting & spinning.