July 30th, 2010

Camping – The Fibery Kind

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Hi Everyone

This past week we had our first session of kids Fiber Camp.  Our Assistant Store Manager, Leslie Ann once again ran a faboo camp that was enjoyed by one and all.  Since J1 was off at sleepaway golf camp this week, I thought our 1/2 fiber camp would be perfect for J2.  He had a great time.

He made felt:

Not sure if he was going with a Red Sox theme or if he was hungry and channeling a pepperoni pizza. . . .

He spun some yarn:

Since I have never attempted to spin, I cannot possibly offer any color commentary.

J2 did a GREAT job dyeing yarn:

Look at his finished skein – it’s really beautiful:

Now, his knitting, well, his knitting is another story.  And it’s not a good story.  Here’s his first attempt which we finally just cut off:

Most of the good parts you see are mine.

Most of this second attempt is also either my knitting or Barbara’s:

He’s suppose to have 20 stitches but he continually ends up with way more.  Between yarnovers, slipped stitches and who knows what else, he’s back to another bit of a mess:

Maybe I can sneak him into session 2 next week.  It’s completely full but I’ve got connections. . . . . .

Kathy

  • http://www.stormcoastcreations.blogspot.com Jen

    What a great dyed skein!

  • Suscochran

    I love the kids Fiber Camp! And, look at his fiber! WOWIE! It really is beautiful! I am glad you shared the photos!

  • Rowena

    My first scarf didn't look a helluva lot better than that….and I learned at WEBS, too :-)

  • DonnaB

    Love the dyed skein; would make a pretty scarf – perhaps crocheting would be easier for him.

  • Missmartha

    Love his “Red Sox” look and also his colorway — the knitting will come in time! Great job J2

  • Ela

    Your son starts learning a complicated new skill, one that may get him made fun of by some of his less appreciative peers, and you make fun of his mistakes on your nationally read blog? Damn that's cold.