Friday, October 24, 2014

Reunion Shawl

I cut it close but my Antarktis shawl was finished in time for last weekend. I had a back up in case I fell short but I was done by midnight Thursday. And it was dry and ready to go by Saturday morning.

As usual, I have no modeled shots. And I should have. There must have been 100 pictures taken Saturday night but not many of them showed off the shawl very well. 

I loved the way the colors blended when they were knit up. 

It actually reminded me go a larger version of Brickless. And there was no worry about doing the extra repeat - it grew so much on the last portion.  I wouldn't have had enough yarn to do the extra repeat anyway.  

Another shawl for the collection.  And on a chilly day like today I'm thankful for them!  

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rhinebeck 2014

Rhinebeck was a quickie this year. Like I said before my 30th high school reunion was also this weekend. So we did a "drive by" on Sunday. 

The crowds - they were not so bad. Of course on Sunday you don't get first choice of fiber but it was a pleasant shopping experience. I had a few items on my wish list. 

Some gradient fiber from Fiber Optic. I got two of these bad boys. 

Some beautiful yarn from Miss Babs. Even on Sunday it was impossible to get into the booth. I went back around 4:00 and was able to grab this skein. 

I resisted Briar Rose this year. But look at that booth. And those colors. 

Of course the weather was perfect although a tad bit windy. And yes - I wore my shawl which I will show pictures of tomorrow.  It was nice to be able to just walk around and enjoy the outdoors. I also got to chat with the Yarn Harlot briefly. I really wanted to take a picture with her but she was into shopping and I didn't want to interrupt too much. 

So I walked out with only two purchases. Have no fear. New England Fiber Festival is in a couple of weeks. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yarn Along

So did I finish my shawl in time for the weekend?  We will talk about that tomorrow.  In the meantime I felt the overwhelming urge to cast on a "Halloween" kind of sock.  I was looking through my basket of yarn and forgot I had bought this Plymouth Stiletto Yarn back in the summer.  It makes for a real nice heavy sock which should be very warm.  

I'm still listening to Outlander when I get a spare moment.  

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ten On Tuesday

One of my fears since I was little was having a house fire. As scary as it is you really need a plan. Obviously the number one priority is to get you and your family out alive. But if I had a chance these are the 10 Things I Would Save If My House Was On Fire

1. Pictures from my childhood. Once they are gone - that's it. It's probably a good idea to scan what I do have and store it in my
2. Laptop. There's more pictures stored on there as well. And what else I should do is make another
3. Backup drive. That might be easier to get than the laptop. 
4. My phone. For so many reasons. 
5. My wallet. There's so much in there that would really be a hassle to replace.
6. My iPad. Bunches of stuff stored on there. 
7. The hand knits!  I want my socks and shawls for sure.
8. The yarn. I would grab my handspun and Socks That Rock. My fiber too!  And my Lendrum wheel if I could carry it on my back. 
9. Passports. What a pain to do that again. 
10. My cameras. I would be lost without them.

What would you save???  Join us over at Carole's for the fun!

Friday, October 17, 2014

In Case You Were Wondering

It's almost dry and ready to be packed for my reunion tomorrow. And Rhinebeck on Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yarn Along

I'm having doubts blog friends.  The knitting is not going so fast. 

It's been a slog.  I'm not sure why.   This needs to be done by late tomorrow.  Why late tomorrow? Because it needs to be blocked.  A hard block so the lace pops. And that requires serious blocking which will take more than a quick overnight job.  I don't think blocking Friday night and packing it up with me Saturday is going to work.

The good news is that I'm on chapter 20 of Outlander and it has been my audio companion during this "difficult" shawl.  I can finally say I like the book and am getting hooked.

Ok - there's knitting to be done (well, after that 9-5 job thing).  Wish me luck.

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