October 27, 2006
Enough about Rhinebeck already!
I have a finished object! And no it isnt' my shawl......
Aren't they Fetching?
I love this pattern! I saw a lot of these at Rhinebeck. There is that word again.....
It was quick and easy. The only thing I would change the next time I make these is to perhaps not do the picot edging. I thought it was a little "loose" but it doesn't look too bad.... Here is a detail shot:
Yarn: hand dyed by me (kool aid... sigh....)
Needles: US 6 Double Pointed
You know the pattern.
Just when you thought you had seen enough...
Have a good weekend! I am off to NYC Monday thru Wednesday.
October 23, 2006
Rhinebeck - 2006
OH MY GOD DOT COM!!!!
What can I say? I was totally overwhelmed. I had no idea of the size of this thing! I was literally shaking.... REALLY.... I had a great time. My driving buddy Mia kept me sane and laughing my ass off. I think the last thing I said to her at the end of the day was "I'm not going back" But that is a lie.... hee hee...
How to describe Rhinebeck - OVER THE TOP. I didn't know what to look at or what to buy first. Or for that matter, what to eat! I did come away with a few goodies:
Blue face sheepy stuff from these guys: Indigo Moon Farm One word: SOFT
Okay, I got this beautiful purple stuff, warning, wear your sunglasses!
That was from: Kid Hollow
Yes, I am calling this "Stuff" I have no idea where it is from, but it was cheap.
Last but not least:
I got this from: Steam Valley Fiber
Oh and there was this little meet up at Building E.
I am sure you will recognize a few faces in those pictures!
Here are people I saw, but didn't have the nerve or the time to say HI!!
Now here is one picture I took of a mini Lacy Libertines reunion:
Yep, that is me and Meg. We just needed Missa and Toni!!
I saw and probably HUGGED (because that is the way I am) the following:
Lee Ann (she gives great hugs)
Kate (I shook her hand, I finally met her Kris!!) She was talking to Amy and I am sorry for interrupting! REALLY!
Cara(shook her hand)
And my peeps from Syracuse:
So all in all a very memorable time! Until next year......
I leave you with a bobbin shot:
I couldn't decide what to spin first so I did a little of both...
Over and out. I need a nap.
October 16, 2006
I am a big big piece of S H I T
Yes, I am. TURD! Why?
Today is my wedding anniversary. I forgot! Well, WE forgot. I got to work and started typing a letter, I put the date at the top and I realized it was our anniversary. Quick call to the hubby and he forgot too! Romance is gone! Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! Nooooo!!!!!!!!! I had a good post too. But I will save that for later in the week.
What's that you say? How many years? 13. Thirteen wonderful years! I love you honey! He doesn't even read this.
So on to the knitting........
Wanna see my shawl?
And no it isn't done. I have about 100 more stitches to go. Why am I dragging my feet?
ARRRRRGGGGGGGGGG! Yes, another one!
Thanks for all your nice comments on my pink yarn! Oh and a better Anniversary post this week to come.... stay tuned.....
over and out
October 09, 2006
Too pretty not to share
I really don't know what is wrong with me lately. I haven't felt much like knitting. On my shawl that is. I have 160 stitches left to cast off. That may not seem like a lot, but when you have a 12 row repeat of your pattern border, it's forever. I do believe my shawl has swallowed me whole.
I have been spinning though...
I took aprox 4 oz of 100% Alpaca and dyed it with, yes... koolaid. It's all I have on hand! But the color turned out quite pretty! Here is the roving:
I am showing both because they both looked pretty cool. I would highly recommend predrafting any of your roving.
Next up is the bobbin shot. I love bobbin shots
I had a lot of color variation with my dyeing. Hey, I'm a beginner! I like all my mistakes.
Here we have finished yarn
Nice huh? Sorry. I am bragging.... ;-)
This is my first dk/fingering weight yarn! Wahooo!!!!! Of course I don't have enough for a pair of socks. And I wouldn't make a pair of socks out of 100% Alpaca.
Here is a to scale shot:
I am thinking I may get some more Alpaca at RHINEBECK!!!!!! Yes! I am going! Wahoooooooo!!!!!!!! Ahem, sorry. I will get some more and dye some more and spin some more and hopefully make a small shawl.
Are you going to Rhinebeck????
October 06, 2006
See? I told you I am back!
I have been seeing a lot of you out there in Blogland haul out your sewing machines and sew some truly beautiful clothing, bags, toys etc... I am a big time band wagon jumper on-er. So here she is:
Would you believe this machine is older than me? It was my mother's. She gave this to me years ago (like 12 or 15) I have used it, but nothing really serious. I haven't sewn a garment since my 4-H days. I loved 4-H. Right up until I was in highschool then thought it wasn't cool. Too bad for me. I learned to sew and cook in 4-H. It wasn't a horsey club. They tried to teach us to be perfect little homemakers. Perhaps that was what turned me off. I did though retain my sewing memories. When I pulled this out last weekend, I only had a piece of paper to work with. I wanted to see how the bobbin wound and thread the machine. It works. I am so so happy. To think my mom made clothes for me when I was little on this machine. I LOVE IT. I will never give it up. I just don't know what to make first. I think I will start with curtains.........
During the month off I also recieved a prize! I was the 2000th comment on Risa’s Blog She sent me in the mail this:
It is very very pretty sock yarn! I had no clue why she sent it to me. Little did I know I won her contest. How nice is she? I am thinking of having a little contest my self. I am not sure what it will be or just when. I have a ways to go before my 3,000th comment. I don't know if I can wait that long. Give me the weekend to figure it out.....
Over and out.
October 03, 2006
Do you still remember me?
I know! It's been a while. But we are all fixed up now! I figure I have a lot to talk about with my month off right? Well, I do, but I can't show it all.
I have been doing a lot of spinning. Some of it is secret spinning which will be revealed soon. I have spun up the prize I won way back when. It was from the dye-o-rama swap. You may remember it looking like this
Well now it looks like this
And then it ended up like this
Wow!! Huh? I of course, don't know the yardage off the top of my head, but I think I have enough to make a hat. Pretty pretty.
Okay, onto the next picture of fibery goodness.......
Then it became this
The bobbin picture is more accurate for color. Now what to make with it.........
I promise that I will be posting more frequently in October. The computer set back was a big pain in the ass.
NOT DONE! HA! But I am almost there! Hopefully I will have a picture soon.
Come back now, ya hear?