Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Report

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 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

1 comment:

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks for posting the knitting prank Tom H. played on Julia. How fun. She really has done so much to invigorate the knitting industry, hasn't she, and make it cool for young women to knit again.