|Erin / Bobbin’s Nest Studio (owner) and Sharon / Three Irish Girls|
Well, okay, it wasn’t just ME and Sharon … I was part of a workshop Sharon taught on hand dyed and painted yarn. Followed by a trunk show. Followed by my adopting a bag full of gorgeous hand dyed and painted yarn.
And it was … fun, relaxing and educational! With much laughing!
|Three Irish Girls trunk show (this is a SMALL sample!)|
Sharon is super funny and quite the talent when it comes to color and fiber! I wanted to learn how to deal with yarn that stripes and pools the colors. According to Sharon, I’m a “hater” – as opposed to a “lover” of the striping and pooling. Guess what? She’s RIGHT. I really hate pooling and striping of colors. I love perfectly interspersed colors. You wouldn’t believe how much time I spend making sure that my knits don’t have blotches and streaks of color!
So here’s a great insight that she shared with us (not scientifically proven … yet …). “Haters” (e.g., me) avoid wearing a lot of patterns, instead preferring solids. SO true. I don’t wear a lot of patterns. I much prefer solid colors (though I love love stripes and tweeds and plaids).
I was happy to pick up some great tips and tricks for dealing with the those yarns that just insist on striping and pooling. I actually want to knit up some, just to try out these new ideas!
|Three Irish Girls – who says bulky isn’t beautiful?|
Let me also share with you … and I’ll write more later this week about this … I was beyond tickled to also meet one of my knitting heroes: WonderMike (and a huge thanks to him for so graciously allowing me to share his photos with you!)! What an afternoon!
What about you – are you a “lover” or a “hater” of the pooled/striped colorways when you’re knitting or crocheting? And, just to test Sharon’s theory … do you wear more patterns or more solids?
Image credits: from WonderMike’s Flickr photostream