Saturday, October 31, 2009

Whirlwind Weeks

The last few weeks have been busy; hence my not being able to post. I was able to visit Rhinebeck for the weekend and partake of the fiber-filled atmosphere with friends and enjoy the much longed for goodies. I particularly enjoyed the Eveready Diner between visits to the fairgrounds!
The end of last week I enjoyed visiting the Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park. I was captivated by the Koi pond and of course the lush vegetation that has happily helped to soothe the loss of spring and summer flora.Today I was able to celebrate Halloween at a local Spin In hosted by Sue D at RI Handspun. We had a good time spinning, knitting and gabbing. Paula was spinning some Halloween Fiber that was delightful. Judy spun some lovely blue singles and plyed them. Carol R spun some bouncy fiber on her wheel. DebbieR spun her Witches Brew. Carol M worked on a lovely lap robe using Starmore's Maidenhair pattern. Sue began a sweet pink baby hat. I spun some Pumpkin Cappuccino from CJ Kopec fiber that fit the autumn Halloween theme. The lighting is poor and does not show the truly warm autumn hues to best advantage. I'll have to think about what to make with the four ounces I am spinning.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Rainy Day Blues

Ugh! It's cold and dreary this am. Luckily I had enough light in the Florida room to take pics of my latest finished projects. I tried without success to upload the pics and projects to Ravelry just before this post, but it appears to be a bit cranky this am.

The shawl is a lovely deep red. I used the Simple Yet Effective shawl pattern and made a few mods to the pattern.

The scarf is a drop wrap stitch pattern knitted in handpainted Ella Rae Merino............a delightful knit. Blocking it made a big difference.

Friday, October 02, 2009

I Know It's Fall

I know it's fall and all, but the summer got past me so quickly this year. It was a different summer, but delightful as well. I thoroughly enjoyed feasting on my heirloom Nebraska Wedding tomatoes. I actually grew peppers for the first time, and I had enough to stuff for a great supper addition! I planted some seeds from last year's Datura and I finally was rewarded today with one of its lovely trumpets.

On the weaving front I finished weaving 3 dishcloths on my Beka RHL. I really like the absorbancy of the fabric. On the knitting front, I've been working on a hodge podge of projects such as three cowls , a shawl and the scarf you see below not to mention trying to finish knitting my Ply by Night scarf made out of handspun alpaca, wool and angelina.

Last night I attended the Slater Mill Knit Guild meeting. Twist Collective presented their trunk show. As always seeing knitted garments sells patterns. Check out their website and archived patterns. You won't be disappointed.