Grow your crochet with Rose

Friday, April 28, 2006

Retreat Recuperation

I am slowly starting to recover from last weekend's retreat. The classes were fun. The food was not up to their usual standard but it was still great to be waited on anyway. I learned to knit continentally and I already knew how to knit English style. I also learned how to do a beaded crochet cuff. Trying to move beads from one string to the other was an experience. The Christmas ornaments class was super. I had no idea how easy it was. I'd never tried to cover glass balls in the past because I was so sure I would break them. Now I know a trick to help avoid that. I finished my Apache Eagle Vest and am just finishing a Victorian baby cape. I also finished a Western style vest only to realise that I had attached one front right side out and the other inside out. I am about to start in on my Unicorn afghan again and go for broke. This time I'm going to finish it, even though I decided not to use the squares I'd had already made for in between the unicorns. They were baby pastel colours, but the rest is bright pastel. It just didn't look right, so I've decided to use those squares for something else altogether.

I am working on a Cookbook Committee at the LAC and we are in the first stages of planning a fundraising cookbook. I think it's going to turn into a very interesting project. I am on the layout subcommittee and am looking forward to working on the layout side once the format is decided upon.

I am also working on a Garage Sale Committee at Heritage Mississauga. I am on the layout subcommittee of this one as well. Now this is going to be fun if we can get the community involved the way we planned. Again we are in first stages, but it definitely has potential.

Well, since I am supposed to be working on my day job, I best be getting started.