Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Those Socks..I have a Question...

So I worked a bit on two pair of socks this week....my Adele/Rolling in the Deep...I'm loving, except the ankle is way too big..so I'll need to rip them back...I know I cast on 64 stitches..and I have since learned I need to go with the smaller number of 56....so will it look weird if I just start decreasing before the heel flap?  Sock people and more experienced knitters help a girl out...




My Do Zombies Skype? socks are coming along fabulously!  I'm loving this pattern...Simple Skyp socks....



You can see the difference in the ankle width between the two socks...the leg isn't bad on the Adele socks..so I'd rather not rip the whole thing out...

Yarn Along...if I can link later...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rhinebeck 2014

I took the trip up to Rhinebeck with my friend Maureen on Saturday.  I have been driving this route for several years...and somehow went a bit out of our way...we finally got back on track and it was only about a 20 minute delay...



The first barn we hit had Holiday Yarns in it....she was stocking Jesslu bags and Gnomespun Yarn and was swamped...


I got a Zombie bag..it's all about the zombies lately...

So now for some random pics of the festival...

Some of the animals..vicuna, alpaca and llamas were represented, as well as sheep...




That sheep is white, not yellow....hmmm..and I didn't seem to take any of the alpacas....

Boy with basket...mom was trying to convince him to come back on Sunday...he was having none of it.

Maureen picked up two..I already have two, so resisted....

It was sheer craziness at Briar Rose and Jenny the Potter, which were next to each other...(and across from the baskets)


The only other lines we saw that were like that were Dragonfly Fibers in Cephalopod's old space, and Miss Babs, of course
....I have yarn from both so did not even browse...well maybe a bit at Dragonfly...you couldn't get near Miss Babs..and this was during the Rav meetup!


At the Rav meetup, I met Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, Coastal Knits and Botanical Knits...her Seedling was my first completed knit...sadly it was destroyed, but I plan on making it again..
More random pictures...



Kilts were seen..I spotted two....
Dan of Gnomespun also wears a kilt..but the booth was too crowded..I have pics from previous years..

I ran into my friend, Amy, from Ravelry outside the animal barn...
Some sheepskins were pet...and foliage enjoyed....

Then we made our way back...and went out the way we had came..stopping at Holiday Yarns once again..to see the best t-shirt of the day...
And then you ask..what were the goodies I brought home....seriously not too much..those that know me...well...I went into both Stitches and Rhinebeck with the motto..if I have yarn by the company/person and I have not yet used it..I will not buy more....hence I didn't even stop at Into the Whirled, cuz I would have bought...

That's it folks!  The zombie bag...the skein in front is from Dancing Leaf Farm...and in colors I normally don't buy..they had it made up into a cowl...and so I got it...the three minis-skeins on the right...I am making something for someone..so those are some trial colors...I forgot where I got them..

The middle skein is from Mt. Rutsen Studio..and I liked the colors....and they were a local vendor

okay I slightly broke my rule for the four skeins on the left...they are a kit for this...
The Transitions shawl...I do have yarn from this company...Blue Ridge Yarn, that I haven't used..but I wanted the kit....

So I was really restrained....and in 2 weeks with NEFF, I will be restrained again...














Sunday, October 19, 2014

YOP #42

Well only 8 more posts until the next year's list...More than likely I'll keep my list...

On Sunday I frogged my Knit the Sky scarf.....and made three pairs of fingerless gloves....for some reason I did not take finished pictures of them..very unusual for me....

I have worked on socks this week...Do Zombies Skype?, my Adele socks and my Girl on Fire socks.

I looked at my Lanesplitter and realized I'd not have it done for Rhinebeck..but maybe for NEFF in 2 weeks...

Today I organized yarn..it doesn't look much different, but it is....and now, of course the one bag I didn't come across...

I have an entire bag of different color green yarn...and that's not all of it..only a partial counting...

I was really good at Rhinebeck...only got a few things!


2014 Completed Projects:    
Gift Cowl 1/3/2014
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014)
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14)
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (2/3/14)
BOK BOK (2/23) Ravellenics
Rainbar (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainmitts (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainbow Pom (2/9) Ravellenics
Helmetbow (2/22) Ravellenics
Jasper Hat and Mitts (2/23)
Elegant Downton Hat for swap (3/16/14)
Leprechaun Tam and Beard (3/16/14)
Baby Jacob Hat (3/23/14)
Sockhead Hat (3/28/14)
Dr. Who Scarf (2/13/14)
Oliver's Hat (4/8/14)
Crochet Crown (4/6/14)
Crochet Mermaid Barrette (4/6/14)
Crochet Rose Barrette (4/6/14)
Bunny Hat (4/17/14)
Snake bookmark (4/28/14) 
Tutti-Frutti Cowl (5/11/14)
Fifth of November (5/22/14)
Apocalypse gloves - for a swap (6/8/14)
Swap Secret Sprock  - for a swap (6/28/14)
Out of Gas - for a swap (7/7/14) (sooper secret project)
Hop on the Bus, Gus (7/20/14) NW T11R2
2 Stargate keychains as prizes
Zelda Cloche (7/21/14)
Spring Gloves (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Chiana Cuff (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Guantlets (8/6/14)

Vanilla Latte (8/14, /2014)  
Rainbow Wings (8/22/14)  
Swap Cowl (8/21/14)  
Bella's Kawaii (9/13/14)  
Stargate Swap (9/20/14)  
Flower Power Hat (9/28/14)  
Big Squooshy Cowl (9/24/14)
Pond Friends (10/5/14)
Stargate Swap 2 (10/6/14)
Cedar Fingerless Mitts (10/6/14)
Brioche Cowl (10/10/14)
Dragonfly Mitts (10/13/14)
Vincent Gauntlets (10/13/14)
Swap Mitts (10/13/14)
Rhinebeck Last Minute Cowl and Mitts (10/17/14)

WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)
Outlander Cowl (9/13/14)
 

Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)
Garter Path (6/1/14)
 
Lanesplitter (7/7/14) NW Diss
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  
Swap mitts (8/9/14)  
Turtleneck Capelet (8/12/14)  
Turtleneck Capelet 2 (9/1/14)  
Willow Fields (9/6/14)  

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)

Girl on Fire (10/3/14)

Zombie Romance (10/11/14)

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy
 
Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies

Kimberly Skye's tunic  
garter for Caitlin
 

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
 
Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl   
 
Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 
Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yarn Along and Sockssssss

I finished The Glass Castle....very good...and am working on Chinese Cinderella now...

I have also been working on socks....many socks....well, three actually...but I have seven...yes 7 pair on the needles....


So the stripey socks are my October Fire socks...the yarn is from Friday Studios. It is based in Sweden, she had a Hunger Games Club.  I want these ready for the release of the next movie. I am ready to start the gusset...I am kind of using the Vanilla Latte pattern...but I forgot to knit every other round..so it's just knit 6, purl 2....

The purple socks are my Adele socks...yarn from Quaere Fibre, called Rolling in the Deep, and every time I say that..the song plays in my head....I have finished turning the heel....it's just a vanilla pattern..She's nect door to me in Rhode Island, so when I order from her..I get it pretty quick..I just ordered some Dr. Who yarn from her.

The last pair are Do Zombies Skyp?  Yarn is from Holiday Yarns in Zombie Romance...pattern is Simple Skyp Socks..I have about 3 inches left on the leg.....I run into her at pretty much every fiber show on the east coast....great bunch of people work here....and Jenn gave a dyeing demo at Stitches...it was pretty cool...


And that is what I have been working on this week...what about you?

It is early and noone will have their links up....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Ladies Across the Aisle

So the booth across the aisle from us at Stitches was the erin.lane booth.  They were lovely neighbors for the entire time...

I took the picture, so I just asked Kristin if I could snag it from her Facebook page...That is Lindsey - erin.lane, Judi Weingarden and Kristin....Lindsey's husband was also there...but not in the picture...

it was a popular booth...and when there weren't people around there were some fun conversations going on.....It was great to spend the weekend with them....and I scored the last book Kristin had..
I'm not one for motifs, but she had the sample of this with her..and I decided I needed to try it...and since I just learned brioche...well...
It's the Mia Brioche Stitch Scarf....gorgeous!





Monday, October 13, 2014

Stitches East Recap

So I went with a list this year...and I mainly stayed to the list...with a few wanderings here and there...

I was there on Saturday..and met up with a friend..it was her first fiber event..she's a crocheter..
we had a great time..walked around for a couple of hours....I introduced her to some gorgeous yarn...then when she left I went to work in Mary's booth...it was pretty steady the whole day...I did see a friend who used to teach with me...every year she comes so I was looking for her..
I also saw Franklin Habit again..he is such a dapper gentleman...we rain into each other at
There were some great vendors this year...although it was smaller than previous years....there seemed to be a lot going on this weekend...some random shots...








Jenn of Holiday Yarns did a dyeing demonstration, it was very cool to watch...

I also met Kristin Omhdahl and got her new book..she was at erinlane all weekend and we were across from them...great neighbors...as were our neighbors from Yarn Bazaar in PA....I also saw Judi Weingarden and Margaret Hubert...

So what did I bring home?





From Holiday Yarns I knew I was getting the Black Jack (pink/black/white) as she ran out at the last show…and I also got the Zombie Romance (the sock)…then I bought a Walker bag to go with the sock…zombie..walkers…gotta go together..
I also knew I was going to get something at White Birch Fiber Arts…I picked up Mr. Yuck on Saturday and went back for Autumn Zombie on Sunday
Those were what I knew I was going to get…
Then String Theory had some worsted on sale…so I picked up two of those…the blues..
I love Wandering Wool and that gradient YELLED at me when I saw it…so knew it was mine…
Then at darngoodyarn I picked up a recycled skein….I like to support fairtrade companies…
Namaste..I’m an addict..I have 5 of their bags…was going to get a mini-messenger when I saw the potfolio, so got that instead…
a few gifts and a couple of free things…and the stylish hat round out my loot…

Oh and I forgot to mention I also met Kristen Omhdahl and got her new book..she was at erinlane all weekend and we were across from them...great neighbors...as were our neighbors from Yarn Bazaar in PA....I also saw Judi Weingarten and Margaret Hubert...

And that is pretty restrained for me..those who have followed my blog know this is true....and next Saturday...RHINEBECK!!!!!!!