Monday, October 20, 2014

Rhinebeck 2014

It's that time of year again isn't it? Fall is in the air, the kids are back in school and The NY Sheep and Wool Show, otherwise known as Rhinebeck, is here!

Glenn, Brigit and I headed up yesterday early morning. We wanted to get there relatively early so we could park close and not have to wait on a long line. While on line, we saw some lovely hats, sweaters and scarves. It's so fun to see all the gorgeous goodies everyone's worked long and hard on. It's also fun to watch other people's reaction to all the things people are wearing. I wore my Strip Study Shawl and got a few compliments on it. I also got a few compliments on my gorgeous, their words not mine, gray hair! I always say thank you and reply that it's just lucky genes how it grayed in the front only.

Ok enough of that. Goodies!

Here's the haul. There's some Fiber Optics, Blue Moon Fiber Arts and a few other lovelies which I will shortly post to my stash and, if you''re interested, I'll put Rhinebeck 14 in the notes in case you want to buy it online.

Needless to say it was a great day. I am still pooped so I'm going to go knit and watch a movie.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Rock The Casbah

Wow it's been a while since I've posted! Thankfully I actually have something to show you today which I love. I made these socks for my sister. Oddly enough, I've made this pattern for my other sister but in a totally different yarn.

It's the Farmer McGregor pattern from the Socktopus book. It's made with Handmaiden Casbah Sock Yarn in Cornflower. I saw this yarn a while ago and just fell in love with it. This was a dream to knit up. For some reason, the first time I did this pattern it seemed more difficult than this time around. One day, hopefully soon, I'll make myself a pair.

Working on some stealth knitting for Patrick and have a Sockhead hat on the needles which is a great mindless knit to always have on the needles.

Rhinebeck is in a couple of weeks and I can't wait!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Witchy Bitchy

Love that name! It's the name of a colorway from the now, unfortunately, defunct Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs indie dyers. I saw this colorway on a destash page on Ravelry and couldn't resist. After making my son's girlfriend the ruffled scarf I thought this would be a fun scarf for the Witchy Bitchy color I had in my stash.

It's going in the mail next week for my friend's daughter. I think she'll just love it.

If you see any Gothsocks for sale, you should pick up a skein. The colors are really fun and the yarn is just lovely.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sasha Socks

Just finishing up a pair of socks I'd like to share with you. These are the Sasha Socks which can be found on Ravelry. An easy pattern which knits up quickly. These are done in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock and the color is Winterberries. This yarn may be from the yarn club I was in last year but I'm not sure.

As soon as these are done, I'll be casing on my Dillsboros for Rich's KAL on Ravelry. Those socks will be put in my stash for Patrick and they're going to be gorgeous!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ruffled Scarf

Glenn's girlfriend is going away to college so I decided to make her something pretty. Very easy and a lot of fun. It's the Gillian Ruffle Scarf I waited till the last minute so I've been a knitting fool the last week but I got it done just in time and with about a foot of yarn left over. Waste not want not!

It's done in Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Lepidoptera. A really pretty pink color which is her favorite color.

Next I'm going to pick out one of Rich's patterns and join his KAL on Ravelry. If you're interested, check it out here. I'm really excited about this knit. Rich's patterns are so gorgeous and this pair of socks will go into Patrick's college knit pile for when he goes away next year. I have a gorgeous Blue Moon yarn picked out but I'll show you once I've got a few rows knit up.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Country Birthday!

As previously stated, we went upstate last weekend. Best. Weekend. Ever. I don't have words to describe what a wonderful time we had. Well a few. Family, love, food, music, laughter. Lots of all of the above. These will show you better.

I managed to get a few rows of knitting done but haven't taken photos yet. Hopefully today and I can post tomorrow. Hope you're all enjoying your summer as much as I am!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Country Weekend

This weekend we're going away to the country to see our sister in law. Actually she's my ex-sister in law. We decided that even though she and my brother in law divorced, we didn't divorce her! She and her husband have a lovely home on a lake in upstate New York. We'll first be going to see the Temptations and the Four Tops on Friday night. Then Saturday will be knitting by the lake and spending time with family. I think my niece will be coming over with my great niece and nephew. I can't wait. Started packing:

I'm bringing along the Sasha socks I started knitting this week. They're a fun knit and I can talk and enjoy company while knitting them.

In other knitting news, my friend, Rich, has started a group on Ravelry and is having a KAL with any one of his sock patterns!
I love all his patterns but have yet to knit one. I've narrowed it down to about three different patterns and I'll choose one. The yarn is already picked out. It's Blue Moon's Socks that Rock lightweight in Sky Blue:

Because Rich's patterns have gorgeous cables I really wanted to use a solid colored yarn which will show off the pattern best.

So you can see that even though I haven't blogged much lately I am busy knitting!