Welcome to Monday morning. I did many things this past weekend but taking pictures was not one of them. So while I have knitting progress to share, I don't have pictures. Since that report will have to wait for another post, it seems that this morning is a good time for another installment of -
THIS AND THAT
~ This past Friday I heard Susan Gibbs from Juniper Moon Farm speak at the Common Cod Fiber Guild meeting. Susan raises sheep and runs a yarn and fiber CSA. Susan has also been working to launch Juniper Moon Farm commercial yarn. At the meeting Susan shared some of her experiences in starting this new venture - choosing yarn blends and colors, providing pattern support, running a photo shoot for the new patterns. It was an informative and entertaining meeting. You can read more about the new yarn here.
~ Everything is coming together over at Sock Summit. One of the highlights this year will be the Fleece-to-Foot challenge. Teams made up of five people will be provided with fleece that they will card, spin, ply and knit into a pair of socks. Right now voting is underway to determine the sock pattern that will be used. Hop over to take a look at all the clever designs that have been submitted. Be sure to cast your ballot by Thursday, July 14.
~ Finally, there are plenty of celebrities who knit. Tom Hanks played a practical joke on Julia Roberts, an avid knitter. They captured the moment on camera, and you can see it all here.