Friday, May 22, 2015

Stash Enhancment

It occurred to me Wednesday that I have gone to several fiber festivals and I have kept you kinda in the dark about what I bought. I mean, I talked about the Shetland Fleece from CT and I mentioned the beautiful black Romney fleece from NH. There was some yarn purchased in there as well. 

These colors just drew me right in. I'll end up making a hat with it. It's around 220 yards. 

At first I thought I would make socks from this but I don't know now. I really love the colors Chrystee used and I'm wondering if it will be part of a shawl?  

Now this I know will be a shawlette. I'm so drawn to gradient yarn!  

So this was all I got at RI. Well, not all. There were a couple of other things that I'll share next week. And no, I did not get a fleece. I have one and a half left at home to spin and two being processed right now. It's safe to say I'm good till next hear (maybe?). 

There may have been an online purchase or two at Webs this week as well. Hey - it's my birthday week. I can do that. Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yarn Along

My Yowza Weigh It Shawl is done.  I'm itching to cast on the next one but I have other things to work on first.  I love it when my practical side makes decisions!  Trying to take pictures this morning was a challenge since it's kinda windy.  But you get the idea of what it looks like.  It's a great shawl to keep in the car "just in case".  Very soft and squishy and sits on the shoulders perfectly.

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along.

Monday, May 18, 2015


RI Fiber was another great day. The weather wasn't perfect but it wasn't a wash out. Lots of spinning got done, a blanket was made and raffled off. Dave did another great job!  There were lots of vendors. But did I buy another fleece?  Hmmmm.... I'll get back to you on that. 

Sunday was catch up day. Some of those things on my To Do list got accomplished. By last night I was ready to bring on the new week!  

Friday, May 15, 2015


I gave my step mom this Hibiscus for Mothers Day. I thought it was so pretty and knew it would be great to photograph. I took a bunch of shots but this one was my favorite. 

This weekend is fun filled. RI Fiber Festival is tomorrow. So is the first game between the NY Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning (diehard Ranger fans in my house). If the weather cooperates we will go down to our favorite waterfront bar and watch the Preakness. Any chance of Triple Crown this year?  I think I will need Sunday just to relax. And maybe get some things done on that List

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Yarn Along

My Yowza Weigh It Shawl is only a half ounce from the edging pattern. That went faster than I thought it would considering I have not spent a lot of dedicated time to the project.

I haven't read much this week. I am way behind on podcasts so I have been listening and watching during my knitting time. 

Joining along with Ginny

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

Thank you Carole for the kick in the tail today.  Today's ToT is 10 Things I Need To Do and Stop Procrastinating.  

1.  Update my Ravelry Queue.  I have so many projects that I have started (like my socks above) and haven't listed, I have finished projects, I have ripped out projects.  I just like to have it to refer to.  It's like my knitting journal.  
2.  Clean my gardening area outside.  It's time.  The weather is finally nice.  And it looks awful.
3.  Get flea and tick treatment for the dog.  So far no ticks but I hear it's going to be a heck of a season (don't they say that every year - I think it's a ploy by the flea and tick prevention companies)
4.  File.  At work and at home.  The piles of papers are growing.  
5.  Finish spinning my brown ramboullet fleece.  I have two behind it so I need to get moving!
6.  Dig out those summer clothes.  Again - I'm still in disbelief that it's warm enough to do that.
7.  Finish my Viajante.  I started last summer and because it's so lacy it's perfect warm weather knitting.  
8.  Give my car a good cleaning.  There's still signs of winter in there (like salt and sand).
9.  Send out gifts.  I have a birthday and wedding present that I need to get in the mail.  I am so bad when it comes to sending things out.
10.  Clean off the butcher block in my kitchen.  It becomes a dumping ground for all of us.  It's time to clear it off.

Monday, May 11, 2015


NH Sheep and Wool was wonderful. Perfect weather, great vendors and good company for the day made it worth sitting in Boston traffic for a couple of hours. Mothers Day was nice. I didn't get nearly as much knitting done as I thought I would. And my favorite Mothers Day gift?

The black fleece I bought myself. I couldn't resist. 

How was your weekend?


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