About Me ColorJoy Home Page Free Stuff About Me Contact Me
ColorJoy Home Page
ColorJoy Home The ColorJoy Blog Buy Patterns, Recipe Books, CDs Patterns Schedule & Potential Classes Recipes & Food Information The LynnH SockTour LynnH Polymer Clay The Fabulous Heftones - Lynn & Brian

Archive for August 5th, 2003

CityKidz and Ann Arbor

Tuesday, August 5th, 2003

produce from MeredithToday was the last day of my Kids Kamp version of the CityKidz Knit! program. We will have one or two dates for knitting each week until school starts, but I probably won’t see most of my knitters for several weeks now. I sent them home with totebags, yarn and needles, and a calendar to let them know when I would be available. Sigh… Some of them are really starting to take off. One girl is nearly done with a hat. She has knit with me since last year but doesn’t often finish things. I think that she will actually finish this one.

Cindy from the Knitting Guild came to help. It was so great to have her there, as I ended up with a pretty large crowd, and it had three knitters who had only knit once or twice before. The more advanced girls needed a lot of attention and the newbies always need help every five stitches or so. It was great to have her help.

After work, Tony and I went to Borders. There were 32 of us there. I didn’t even think of taking a picture, which is too bad. There was a lot of great knitting there. And great talk and great fun. I got a few magazines for inspiration. I’m going to scan them for designs that might work on the knitting machine.

I actually found one knit dress in a pattern book (I got it from Spinners Flock for free last month) from about 1968, that would work great on the machine. It would take at least 18 ounces of yarn, though, and I don’t have that much of any one yarn type so I will pass on that idea for now. But a knit dress would be so very cool! One day, I’ll do it.

We got home pretty late, almost eleven. I thought I didn’t have to work until evening tomorrow but realized that my schedule was changed for the last week of Kids Kamp. I have to be there pretty darned soon… Time to sleep. See you all tomorrow.

[Picture is produce from the garden of my supervisor, Meredith, at JoAnn’s. She gave me all that wonderful food as a thank you for doing the sweater machine demo last week. I’m thrilled with all this gorgeous food: eggplant, zucchini, green beans, yellow summer squash, scallions and a purple bell pepper. I’m going to try to make roasted eggplant for dinner tomorrow night, wish me luck.]