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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Winter Sun and Fun

Finally some warmer weather! Stepping from my front door to my studio door the other day I actually though 'oh how warm it is'.... I guess minus 1 Celsius is warm after weeks of minus what seems like a squillion!!!!!


While hunting for something in my studio (that can take weeks!) I came across a file with my old 'cut and paste' mock ups for one of my first brochures. Long before computers that is what we did to do posters, brochures and such if you did it yourself....then headed on down to MailBoxes Etc to print them out (BS - Before Staples).


Woo! Check out those prices. I think this was the mid '80's. I started doing a brochure when I did the Festival of Canadian Fashion, which ran for a few years. I didn' need to earn much as I lived in a small apartment and in those days there was no car to pay for (I lived in Toronto), no internet, no computer, laptop,  cell phone, and a lot of other things I find essential now! Then also cost of materials has gone up and now I not only knit but work in polymer clay and felting....more stash!

I enjoyed a delightful evening at our local Knit Traders at a Yarn Tasting. We were all given a plate of yarn finger windings and a set of needles and set to knitting them up. We were asked to rate the yarns as to if we would buy them or not. My favourite was  Estelle Fino....beautifully seemingly hand dyed Wool Silk yarn. I didn't have enough but might get some to try on the knitting machine, I think it would work well.
A snowy afternoon was a great day for  a planned get together of some knitter and textile friends.

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