The Dish Rag Tag is in full swing and I was tagged by Toni our Team Captain. Here are the goodies I received from her, sock/needle holders candy and a beautiful dishrag. I knitted away on my dishrag and Amanda is next in line to receive the box.. GO Yarnia GO!
The Race is Starting Soon
Finally Three WIPs are FOs
I have done a good job sticking to old WIPs and not starting a new pair of socks.
A New Project and WOW
I have decided instead of knitting another pair of socks that I will finish a WIP first and of course I had to start a new project After seeing Susan's new Feather Duster Shawl pattern I knew that it would be a great lightweight summer knit. I am on the third repeat of Chart B and guess I am about 1/3 finished (no complicated math but just a guess). I am using ShiBui Silk Cloud.
WOW and Socks
I have had a request to post more kitty pictures on WOW (Hi Nikki!). Three out of the 4 were cooperative this morning. Since Taz had to visit Dr. Jimmy this past Saturday he has tried to stay hidden under the coffee table but Beamer just wants attention.
As I am delayed yet once again, I have a few minutes to tell you of my short vacation to New England. I was meeting up Thursday with DH in Detroit and then we were heading to Manchester, New Hampshire and New England for a long 4th weekend. Well DH made it to Detroit and on to Manchester but I was delayed and had to speed the night. Friday we finally got together and headed to King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. I have always wanted to go and have ordered from them many times.
As I mentioned before, I am knitting a pair of socks for Mama Llama. She is a vendor at the Sock Summit in August. I so wish I could go but I know everyone will have a wonderful time.
Exciting( Or Not) Sunday
Around noon on Sunday when a second round of thunderstorms came through, our power went out. After looking outside we realized that a tree in the yard(vacant lot) next door to us had taken the power lines down. There were live wires in our front yard as well as across out driveway. DH called the power company immediately and they responded immediately with a scouting truck and told us that help was on the way. Within 30 minutes there were 2 Georgia Power bucket trucks as well as a local bucket tree truck.
Socks Socks and More Socks
I definitely have the sock knitting mojo going on. Here is the latest finished pair.
Taz is enjoying the sunshine this morning!
I can't believe that it is already Monday! Please tell me where the time goes. I have a couple of FOs to show this morning that have been finished for a while.
Whiskers On Wednesday
As you can see the pile-o-kitties see to be very comfortable.
Wee Tiny Sock
My Wee Tiny Sock arrived this weekend and just look how cute ! My Pal was Jan from Minnesota. She used Noro Silk Garden and even made a cuff. Thanks to Emily and Jan for such a fun swap. I have had a lot going on lately but I plan on keeping up with blogging . My SIL and I went to Stitches South in Atlanta a couple of weekends ago and had such a fun time. We found so many fun projects to keep us busy for a while. We had to shop at Miss Babs where several skeins of yarn fell into the bag and also some roving that had to come home with me. Brooks Farms was also a must have and I have already finished a scarf from the yarn. Brooks Farm Yarn Solo 100% fine wool Journey Scarf (pattern free with purchase) We were also treated to a delicious dinner at Bones by my friends Elizabeth and John from Asheville who also had come down for Stitches. I have known Elizabeth from the blogging world and she is famous for the Knit Bloggers cookbook which she published. DH with the help of our BIL just finished cutting up a huge branch that fell across the driveway during a brief storm last night. We had to have it moved just so we could get out this morning. Have a great day!
My Wee Tiny Sock arrived this weekend and just look how cute ! My Pal was Jan from Minnesota. She used Noro Silk Garden and even made a cuff.
Thanks to Emily and Jan for such a fun swap.
I have had a lot going on lately but I plan on keeping up with blogging . My SIL and I went to Stitches South in Atlanta a couple of weekends ago and had such a fun time. We found so many fun projects to keep us busy for a while. We had to shop at Miss Babs where several skeins of yarn fell into the bag and also some roving that had to come home with me. Brooks Farms was also a must have and I have already finished a scarf from the yarn.
Brooks Farm Yarn
Solo 100% fine wool
Journey Scarf (pattern free with purchase)
We were also treated to a delicious dinner at Bones by my friends Elizabeth and John from Asheville who also had come down for Stitches. I have known Elizabeth from the blogging world and she is famous for the Knit Bloggers cookbook which she published.
DH with the help of our BIL just finished cutting up a huge branch that fell across the driveway during a brief storm last night. We had to have it moved just so we could get out this morning.
Have a great day!
Knitting and Felting
I have been busy lately and not all of the work has been knitting. Diane and I took a class from Jennif Chandler on Feather Light felted scarfs at SAFFand put what we learned in class to work. Here are 3 scarfs that I made last weekend. The technique is not hard but takes a little elbow grease.
I also did a little stash enhancement at SAFF which I haven't showed you. First up is a pile from Miss Babs who we had the pleasure to talk with when she wasn't busy.
I also started a scarf from Brooks Farm Duet yarn which is 50/50 kid mohair and fine wool. I can see now what all of the hype is about Brooks Farm. I might have also bought enough yarn for a sweater too but more on that later.
Busy day ahead so later!
Trick or Treat Pal
I arrived home Sunday night to a box decorated with all things Halloween but I saved it until Monday night to savor all of the goodies. Tonni did such a great job wrapping the packages with Halloween ribbon and cute take out boxes decorated with bats.
I couldn't wait to dig in.
Besides the beautiful socks she included beautiful roving in beautiful colors of orange, purple and golds. She even found the perfect card and cute hand towels. Check out the bags of candy corn and M&Ms. Also she found the cutest pumpkin bells and a ball of orange Sugar'n Cream yarn.
Thank you Tonni for such a wonderful and fun package!
As hard as I tried I only have a lame picture for Whiskers on Wednesday. My kitties weren't very cooperative in the costume contest. Beamer was the only one who tolorated a picture.
What a Wonderful Trip
We had such a good time that Diane and I are planning out next trip next year. We ran into Mercedes and Kristen at the hotel from Knit Nouveau. We were in sensory overload as soon as we walked in the door Friday morning.
Diane and I took the Featherlight Felted Scarf and had a fun time. Jennif was a great teacher and here is Diane with her scarf.
Saturday we shopped around more of course and took a Crocheted Beaded jewelry course where I didn't get any pictures because I was concentrating too much. That night again per Elizabeth's suggestion we had a great salad and pizza at Apollo Flame Bistro.
Bright and early Sunday morning, Diane had a beginning spinning class and I had the fancy heel sock class that Charlene Schurch taught. She was a very good teacher and I can't wait to try out some of the techniques. I didn't even think to take my books for her to sign. After class Vera came by class so we could meet. We have been blogging friends for years and I also got to meet her spinning husband Patrick.
We stopped by to see the animals too.
We can't wait until next year!
On The Road
We took our time yesterday traveling to Fletcher, NC. The first stop was Knich where Earl wanted to pose with the crazy bird out front.
We were good and decided to wait to purchase yarn at SAFF. We had a wonderful lunch at Atkins Park and hit the road. Next stop was the outlet mall in Commerce, Ga.
On the road again where Earl guided us to the hotel.
After a good nights sleep we are all ready to shop and take classes.
We Are off to SAFF
The bags are ready to go into the car and Diane (SIL) and I are heading to SAFF. We have the trusty Gnome to help us on our journey. Later.
Pay It Forward
Monday I received a wonderful package from Karen. I had signed up for Pay It Foward on her blog and here is how it works.
I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
She made the perfect napkins and of course the handspun Colonial Wool in "Agate Beach". Thank you so much Karen. Please sign up so I can Pay It Forward!
I have my Trick or Treat package ready to go and here is a sneak peek at the socks.
I have also finished the Secret of the Stole III and here it is in its unblocked state.
Alos I have been knitting more socks.
Another plain vanilla pair of socks in Fortissima Socka.
Octpus Knits honored me with a blog award and I feel very honored. She is an amazing spinner, knitter and photographer.
Here are the rules*:
1. Please put the award on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. You must nominate at least 4 fellow bloggers for this award.
4. Add links to the recipients.
5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have received an award.
Yarn Collectors Anonymous Darlene always keeps you entertained and knits beautiful socks
Vera's Crafty Blog Vera has the most wonderful crocheted shawls as well as many other knitted items too.
She Knits By the Seashore Debby cycles, takes wonderful care of the animals in her area and of course knits
That's all for now!
Pictures and More Pictures
Life has been a little hectic lately therefore the lack of posting. About 3 weeks ago we traveled to Mentone for a girls weekend at my SIL house. We had a great time visiting Rising Fawn Fiber, Miracle Pottery, the fun shops downtown and dinner at the Wildflower Cafe. We did knit a little and tried to teach Diane to spin. Darlene, Ashleigh, Cindy, Suzanne, Diane and I am just waiting until next time we can get together
Much more to share with ya'll later.