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Soooo Tired!

I have been busy, no time to sleep! Friday I finally got to see my brother, Eric, and his wife Diana. We met at the Exotic Bakery (Syrian Deli on Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor) for dinner and I finally got to show them pictures of my trip and give them the gifts I bought them in Ethiopia.

Saturday I got up very early to drive to Lake Orion and teach my Heritage Heirloom Socks at Heritage Spinning. It was too funny, I got there and who was teaching in the next room? Marcia C., from Lansing (teaching Philosophers’ Wool Sweaters). We didn’t know we could drive together, until it was too late! It was great to see her.

And it turns out I will be seeing her again tomorrow (Sunday). She teaches “Measure Twice, Knit Once” and I teach ColorJoy Stole, at Threadbear. So we’ll be side by side once again!

By the way, the ColorJoy Stole class filled up this time at Threadbear. However, I am teaching it next Sunday (February 6) at Heritage Spinning (Lake Orion, just north of Pontiac) from 10-4, and that class still has room for a few more students.

Here are photos of two pairs of socks I completed on my trip. The first is my Ethiopian-inspired sock, which was my 100th pair I’ve knit. (Photograph taken on Kenyan wood floor, isn’t that pretty, too?) The top of the sock is a corrugated rib inspired by a shepherd’s hat style. The middle is a pattern inspired by traditional baskets, and the heel is inspired by the Ethiopian Flag.

The second is a pair from a sockyarn I dyed early in my dyeing career, and those were for a friend who did me a favor over a year ago. (The color is much more turquoise and less blue than they appear in the photo.) I finished those on the beach in Mombasa, Kenya, and the background is grass at the resort.

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