Sunday, October 27, 2013

Post Rhinebeck

This weekend was kind of dull compared to the euphoria of
Rhinebeck. Ruth, Martha and I had a wonderful time.
The weather could not have been any better. Perfect fall days.
On Friday, we went to visit Eleanor Roosevelt's home.
Thank you, government, for opening up that day for us!!

I did not take any pictures at Rhinebeck, things
were too busy, and I guess I was just too darn excited.
The crowds were insane, making it hard to look at some
booths.  Clara Parks reported that there were 47,000
people there on Saturday...

Here are some highlights...none of us bought much this year.
We all bought yarn for a sweater.

Here is my stash. Bartlett yarn, for Mrs Garter sweater,
some Shelridge Farm yarn for socks, yak and
"farm yarn" for socks.

Ruth got some Bartlett yarn for a sweater, some Harrisville yarn for a vest,
and some super nice sock yarn.

Martha got some Bartlett yarn for a sweater and some fun crayon colored
The pics did not turn out the best - we were in our hotel room and the  lighting
was iffy.

My two tone purple baby sweater is blocking, then I have to
seam it, and then add some stuff.  ugh!  need it done for Nov 10th.

Started a new baby sweater that is due for the shower on
Nov 17th.  Seamless Braided Cable Baby Sweater - free
on Ravelry.

 Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash yarn.

 Ruth is working on some nice projects:

 Circle mitts by Sybil R. Opel sock yarn. I think it is their 6 ply so its a little heavier. 
Aren't these totally fun!

Two photos of my next sweater. Anne Hanson's highlander pattern. I am using Persimmon Tree Farm that she bought at Hemlock a few years ago. Its a mohair and wool blend that is a wonderful combination and the dying is so beautiful. She was distracted by the mitts!!

 The colors are sooo pretty

In other news:
Peppers from the garden...we only got a few more than this
all year !
Trees in the back field...

Check out this tree in the si a maple tree..and it has not started
to turn yet.  We are going to be in trouble when it starts to turn/fall when
the snow flys.

This is my "new normal" now. Mickey sits on my while I knit.  Before
I sit down now I have to have everything I need close by because
I can't move.  Tuner, Nook, pattern, etc.

This morning he snuck outside when the boys were leaving. I know
he was out for a mimimum of 2 hours. Poor baby!
Here is the wine Joe is making this year. I'm not sure what the orange stuff
is....but the purple is Concord.

 Today I did some baking. Pumpkin muffins and potato dinner rolls.

 And the big news of the day...Joey got two deer with his bow this morning.
So exciting !

Till next week....when it will be November!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


I am almost done with the green sock. Almost as in only 4
rows left to go.  Tried to take a picture, and it almost worked.
The camera came on and then the battery died. The batteries
were not that old.  The good news is, I was able to finish one
sock with some yarn need to get another skein.

Ruth is almost done with her current cowl.  At least I have
a nice picture that she sent.

Anne Hanson Spiraluscious Cowl. Schaefer yarn Stephanie.
Merino, tussah silk. It'll look better once it's done and blocked.
Love love love the colors...

I did not hear from Martha this week....

No post next week...we will be at Rhinebeck. 


Sunday, October 6, 2013

If it's not broke...don't fix it..or something like that

So I finished up Betty's socks with the mock cable going up
both sides of the leg, and down the foot.

Unfortunately, I lost the tag.

Rhinebeck yarn
Size 1.5 needle
I really like them a lot. They are my friend, Betty's Christmas present.

Sooo. I started a pair of socks for mom, A touch of twist yarn, from
Hemlock Fiber Fest.

I'm doing the same pattern...I'm not sick of it, and my fingers are used
to it, and it looks "if its not broke....".
the yarn is absolutely lovely to work with, size 0 needle.
I started on a little bigger needle and it just did not look right. ugh!

Since last post, I finished up a cowl.

free pattern on Ravelry.  I used this yarn from Rhinebeck:
Its a really nice pattern.

 Even nicer since it was free.  I loved the yarn..a lot!

Ever since the Shallows infinity scarf, I've been wanting to make another.

This is yarn I got at Hemlock, that I thought looked like Christmas!
Hopefully it will quick.    Chevron Lace - Martha's favorite!
from Lace and Eyelets book

Ruth is working on some nice socks, in yarn totally different
from what she normally likes...I like it too...nice socks!

Pattern is mockery socks using Three Irish Girls merino in the Ainsley colorway.

Martha finished up some mitts, and is working on a nice sock.

She is actually up to the heel now on the socks. I really like how delicate they look.
I may have to get some of that  yarn.

The three of us are heading to Rhinebeck in two weeks. I'm so excited.
I have not seen Martha since last year (once in a grea while I get to see her
mid-year), and I never see enough of will be so fun to catch up.

In other news:
 Joe and his friend Dennis went fishing today - Lake Erie
buckets of fish...

 Probably 5 - 6 meals...yea...even Tiff was excited...

Last night we made pizza on the grill. Pepperoni/onion  and ham/pineapple/onion
 It was good, and fun to make.

This was our chicken dinner this week with fresh cornbread, corn, fresh
beans, potoatoes on the grill and chicken that Joe grilled to prefection .
it was soo good. Notice my homemade wine in the pic also. We have been
eating really good this week.  No wonder I can't lose weight. But it's all

Have a nice knitty week my dear blog friends...