Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Hubs coming home in whiteout conditions said that this snowstorm beats Hurricane Irene's A$$!!! He didn't recognize roads he grew up driving on...
So blogiversary prize will be chosen once I get up and running again...and yes I have pictures of the storm I will share....
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Last year was a bad winter…we had 7 snow days and school went until almost July…crazy…this year we already have to make up a day because of a hurricane….(luckily the earthquake happened in the middle of the summer)
So today this started
The snow had been going for about an hour when I shot the first video.
I just shot this about 3 hours later…it’s still going strong…
I’m not feeling well with a sore throat, nasty cough, etc…So snuggled up with tv (Dr. Who and now Stargate Atlantis) and my last Nerd Wars project, the Kathy Merrick Chain Lace Big Fat Scarf.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Why it’s my 4 year BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!
Do I have a giveaway? You ask….
Of course! Those who have been readers for awhile know that I love giveaways!
Do I have to do anything? You ask….
Just leave a comment with a way to contact you…and maybe some chocolate for bribery…..
Well what is it!? You ask…because you know I am the Guardian of Yarn….
Well it is a little bit different and somewhat goofy this time around….
What did I tell you? I made this fun pumpkin with googly eyes from FreshStitches and he is a free pattern…..
I made him with Lamb’s Pride Bulky yarn. The yarn and the safety eyes were bought at Stitches…..so you get Googly-Eyed Pumpkin
Is that it? You ask….
Pushy!!!! Of course not!
What? Wait! No Yarn? you yell….because you know I am now the Guardian of Yarn (it’s a big job and someone has to do it…..)
Okay, Greedy much? I forgot to buy something at Rhinebeck, where I intended to purchase yarn for this…I did purchase a Rhinebeck pin and when I find what the heck I did with it, it will also be included in the package….
But I did purchase some yarn at Stitches I’ve been lusting after since first seeing it….
How GORGEOUS is this yarn! It’s the new Rowan Colorspun….It’s okay I have another skein in a different color and plan on order many more, along with the pattern book (I bought it to try)….It’s 50g..148 yds (135m) So it’s not a ton, but enough to play with and make something small and fun!!!!!!
And you never know…I could stick something in that tin….
Hope you enjoy my BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!! (small print….giveaway will end at 12:00 pm EST on Sunday Oct 30…I’ll random generate then…and I just killed a spider crawling across my keyboard)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The book I picked up at Stitches East….where I met Lisa Souza. The book is great, not only does it have fantastic patterns, it has stories to go along with the patterns….
And no, I have not finished any of the books from last week’s post or the previous weeks….
The project is my Chain Lace Big Fat Scarf. I am on the 5th color…it calls for nine colors…I have eight wound up and ready to go…I’m going to work on it until Sunday…but I have to finish it by Monday to include it in Nerd Wars…
As always, if you want to see more projects, head over to
Sunday, October 23, 2011
An exhausting weekend! I helped out Mary in her booth for The New England Yarn and Spindle, which is my local yarn store.
Some new vendors I discovered: Forbidden (she has nerd yarn!)
and had in her shop some great box bags by JessaLu…I got a Dr. Who bag!
We Got The Buttons where I bought 3 buttons, a hair clip and a Christmas pin
And Miss Purl, where I got a couple of tins and a couple of buttons
Also in the picture above are some hand painted safety eyes that I found at Debra’s Garden
Seabury Organizers had some great spiral organizers, but I was looking for something to keep my wooden hooks in and one of my hooks is longer than average, so I bought this bag..
Also in the picture are two of my new crochet hooks. One is made of abalone and one is made of bone. Not sure I’ll use them, but they were pretty! I got the hooks, along with those two Rowan skeins from Yarn Barn in Kansas. I love this yarn and have been lusting after it. I bought a couple skeins to try, but I’m going to have Mary order the pattern book and more yarn for me.
The green skein in the picture above is from String Theory, which is not new to me, but the yarn is too luscious to pass up! I think it’s going to become my Multnomah, which has been waiting for the perfect yarn!
That’s it for today…stay tuned for the res, because of course there is more….
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The other day, we read the word grey in a story at school…one of my brightest students asked me what it was….so then we had a mini-lesson on the different spellings of words depending on what country you might be in…
I wandered by gray country at Rhinebeck…truly I did not know there were this many shades of grey…it was amazing….
This were all on sale from Tess’ Designer Yarns. She seemed to be doing a pretty brisk business…and I thought about purchasing a skein or two….they felt really nice….but three things stopped me…
1. No prices listed, you had to ask a sales rep and they read it from a sheet…(I hate that!)
2. There was a bit of a line…I was all for avoiding lines at all costs…
3. I got distracted by the disco ball, when I turned around….this meant I was by Red Maple Sportswear, which was Rhinebeck Bingo Headquarters and the makers of these:
I wore gray though out my sophomore year of high school…I really like the color grey….but ya’ know shiny things, they do distract….And when I saw all this grey/gray, it made me think of mooncalfmakeswho has admired a grey skein or two..
Friday, October 21, 2011
I was busy on Sunday…I completed 3 things…yep…3 – all for Nerd Wars
And the burrowing part is not fun…
Then I made a hat for Teal’c. He’s got a gold tattoo on his forehead that he hides a lot….especially when on Earth…or tries to…
Adapted from this hat. I’m wearing it at Stitches tomorrow. I wanted to crochet something out of yarn she sells…as she has some knitted samples, but not many crocheted ones….So if you’re coming to Stitches…I’ll be sporting this hat…It’s very warm, made out of Mirasol Miski….
And if you want to see more head over toand I also linked to Fiber Arts Friday
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Rhinebeck Bingo! After charging through the first couple of buildings and just focusing on the yarn…I decided I need to look for Rav people for Rhinebeck Bingo!
Stitchy McYarnpants organizes it every year and it’s a blast to play! And I ran into my first square!
This is knitterotica. I must say, she just looks like a blast to know!
Men in kilts, I saw a few…
Lines at The Sanguine Gryphon, which I decided not to wait in….
Also at the meetup, I ran into the group I met at the hotel last year. They actually came up and said hi and remembered me. I’m always surprised when people remember me…So I saw Gingy and PeonyUnderhill, and Abby.
2 very cool things happened….one, I met Vanessa
Two years ago I met Ann from Norway. Love how Rav, has brought people from all over together….
I also won a hat! StevenA was on my Bingo card and he said on his blog the first person to ask would receive a hat….So I saw him at the meetup and noone had asked yet, so yeah I won a hat! It’s cool, cuz it’s not a color I would pick, but will look good with jeans…
and then the Jack O’Lanterns
Now I am gearing up for Stitches East…they don’t “allow” pictures….but people take them…I’ll be working in booth 719…I’ll be there all day Friday, sporadically on Saturday and maybe Sunday…so if you are around, stop by and say “Howdy!”
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This year I only went on Saturday. Some day I’d love to stay in a house with friends, but I really don’t know anyone else around me who’d be interested in going…but that just sounds like so much more fun!
This year was my favorite, so far!
I got in early and it was not very crowded..
This was waiting in line for the gates to open and I noticed this skirt on two different people…I later saw it on a few other people, including Gingy, whom I met last year. I found out it is the Lanesplitter. It’s a free pattern and I think I might have to try it…I was truly taken with it….
I wandered around for a bit, heading into the A, B, C, D buildings first….That’s where I met Catherine Friend. I commenced the shopping…
Into The Whirled I bought one skein of 3 ply superwash called Trajectory. I wonder if they are going to be at Stitches, because I wish I had bought the Vampires of Venice yarn. I keep thinking about it…
Bitsy Knits Fiber Arts. I bought the pink I was looking for and a sale yarn, Bitsy’s Sock in Love of Art.
Moving on to The Fold, where I got some Socks that Rock. A Rare Gems and Plankton Ooze..
I hadn’t even gotten to the barns yet! I noted two more booths that I wanted to revisit…then headed to the barns…
Then I headed back to the first buildings and bought some Fiber Optic
And some really cool black and orange yarn from Blue Ridge Yarns. This is a picture of her red, white and blue yarn…very cool!
Then I headed to Miss Babs, where I got some Yummy and Windsor yarns…one called “Witch’s Brew.”
All in all, pretty refrained for me….12 skeins in all (counting the 2 sock as 1)