Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More Rhinebeck

I did make some purchases at Rhinebeck. Two purchases were made at Carolina Homespun. I bought two spindles..............a square one ( it's all Carole's fault) and a Ken Ledbetter spindle. There were a few of us there sampling the spindles. I did manage to meet Sigga Sif and discuss her lovely black and white mittens.

As you can see I've been using the spindles. On the Ledbetter I have some natural colored merino and mohair. I'm spinning some delicious cashmere in laceweight on the square spindle.......

Monday, October 22, 2007

Rhinebeck Stills

Judy and blogless Linda and I loved every minute in Rhinebeck. We met Cyndy who spun on David's Pendulum Wheel. We ran into Stephanie, Ruth, Cassandra and Iris as well!
We cavorted through the llama and alpaca barn........................
We dined with Michaele,Susan, Carole, Kim, TeresaC , Martha, Kathy, Laurie, Lorrie, blogless Sharon and more.............
Kathy and Cheryl modeled their knitted garb with great smiles!
Rhinebeck skies always impress.
Sweet Linda and I managed to get Judy to take our picture wearing our shawls.
Rhinebeck sunset never disappoints......................

A lucky alpaca posed just in time for this shot.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rhinebeckons! read it does so every year. Tonight I spent some time working on the black merino Clapotis, but then I decided to start a new project for casual knitting at Rhinebeck. I began the Chevron scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts....a scarf I've wanted to knit since awhile ago weekend at Spa in Maine.I even bought some Fleece Artist yarn to make it. Well I'm happy to report that it's begun, and I'm very happy with the look.

Just so you know I'm a square on both Saturday and Sunday....................

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


As some of you may know I've had the challenge of spinning and creating a project for my guild. Since I'm on the board of the guild, I thought I'd better get my act together and spin up the dark chocolate and cream Border Leicester fleece that the guild purchased from Barbara T's flock at Seldom Seen Farm in little Rhody.

You know I waited until the last minute to spin the wool and knit it in to something I liked. In fact I stayed up until midnight the day before the guild meeting to get the dang project done. It was all worth the time and effort in my mind. I plan to post the pattern as soon as I can get it tweaked enough. Thanks to Emily, I was able to unvent this pattern using her square fair isle.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fair Skeins and Knitted Items

Each year I participate in the Big E's Fiber competition in Springfield, MA. Participation in such an event gives knitters and spinners the impetus to strive to better their skills. I think it's well worth the time to enter.

Thanks to BarbaraT I am able to get my entries to the fair each year. This year I entered several fiber items : a pair of hand dyed hand knitted socks; a felted bag;three skeins of handspun yarn.......the red skein is 2 ply Mohave (a merino yarn), the green skein was spindle spun and plyed mohair , and the brown skein is Kona (a mohair/merino yarn).

Monday, October 08, 2007

Stuff happens............

Time passes swiftly when you haven't posted in awhile. I go through periods where believe it or now I have so much I could blog about that I'm in a quandry as to what to actually blog about.

Let's start with MS3...I'm thrilled to be nearing the end of clue #3. Yarn Harlot is nearing the end of hers. I CAN DO IT ! I actually have been able to knit a number of rows without having to tink back rows at a time. This is such a plus as you can well imagine. Luckily I managed to pick up a music stand to place my charts. This tip comes courtesy of Iris the musician. The wonderful part about the stand is that is has a deep ledge that allows you to place a pencil, crochet hook and beads. DH was not to thrilled about yet another piece of knitting sculpture in the area ..........but hey get over it! eventually I'll post more pics when the spirit moves me.

I did get to spin with some fellow bloggers last weekend. It was a celebratory spin in to pay homage to Cheryl's new wheel. It's beautiful as were the other large wheels present.

Out and About..............Franklin that lucky son of a gun got to take a workshop with Kaffe Fassett!!! I've always wanted to try Persian Poppies.............and all the color mixing with the guidance of Brandon Mably.

Check out Debby's Oceane by the ocean. It's lovely.............we need a bit of ocean as the sunlight wanes in the fall.