Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fast Week

This week seemed fast !

I knit a whole sock...very fast for me.  Started Sat and finished
up Sat.  I have a small start on the 2nd one. 
Yarn is Fiber Optics Pewter Color
Pattern is Wildflower Purl St...

7 rows between pattern rather than 3 as pattern calls for.
Ruth whipped up a quick cowl this week -fast

She chose not to block because she loved the way
it looks....I do too!
Crooked Ewe Cowl by Paula Emons-Fuessle.

 She is going to make a sweater with Rowan
Felted Tweed is the swatch. I made a sweater
with that yarn years ago and love it.

Martha, had a fast night last night, though not
too fun. She ripped her sock yarn sweater. It took
her all night.  When
she tried it on it was much too big so she
is starting over. I give her so much credit.
If it was me I would have to let it hibernate for a while
and make something else...

In other news today:

KeeLee is sad its so crummy so she can't go outside to play
Mickey wishes KeeLee was outside too!

I made sauce today, and my noodles are
zucchini noodles.
Also made bread..the house smells amazing!

These flowers are still looking good
from Tiffany's rehearsal party, 3.5 weeks ago!
Have a great knitting week...hoping Martha
a fast recovery on the sweater!

Sunday, October 23, 2016


I am still all aglow from the yarn-high at
Rhinebeck...Hard to believe it was a week
ago already...

Finished up the Plain socks for Betty.
Socks that  Rock yarn.

The second one went pretty fast for me.
Started last Thursday and finished up this Friday.
I had a lot of car knitting time to and from Rhinebeck....
And of course talking to the girls at Rhinebeck...
where we just talked about wonderful.

Started a new pair of socks with Rhinebeck yarn.
Fiber Optics. My personal FAVORITE!
Color is Pewter.  Wanted a little pop of color
so used some leftover Socks that Rock.  I will do
a pink toe also.
Wanted a pretty basic pattern, with no holes (lots of lace).
I settled on the Wildflower socks, by fpea.
Pretty easy to make bumps.  Supposed to do the
bumps with 3 plain rows in between, but that was too much.
5 was too much, so I decided on 7 plain rows in between and
so far so good.
Actually got another repeat done on
Cup of Tea socks.  

Ruth has finished up her Hanami stole !!!!
It is so so beautiful.....look at it all blocked out!
A lot of work and it is stunning!

She started   Stephen West's Dotted Rays shawl. 
Using Jill Drapers Rifton 600 gradient yarn.
So far so good!!!

Martha finished knitting Kelmscott, and got buttons
at Rhinebeck...all ready to wear. It is truly a classic piece.
She showed us at  Rhinebeck.

She is at the bottom band of her sock yarn sweater.
It is really really nice and FUN in person...a lot of work.

 Have a wonderful, knitful week dear blog readers.
Cold enough that I had to get all of the handmade socks
out.  brrrrrr

Sunday, October 16, 2016

All About Rhinebeck!

 This post is all about Rhinebeck, and
very pictureliscius!

But first, here comes the bride!
Tiffany and Mark's wedding was very magical.
I will post more pictures at a later date.

 On Friday, Ruth, Martha and I went to the Vanderbuilt mansion
in Hyde Park, NY.

 Very classy. 
Here are the girls inside...kind of dark for a proper picture.

 Saturday was very cold (frosty) in the morning.
We went to ABC buildings first, and by the time we got out,
it had really warmed up.

 We were all taken by the cute animals this year

We did not purchase a lot this year, but what we did get
was fantastic!
My stash includes a Rhinebeck fleece, yarn from
Fiber Optics, some special Buffalo yarn for a cowl 
and gradient for a Rhinebeck 2017 shawl.

Also a little cup to go along with the tall mug from
last year.  So stinkin cute!
Ruth got us the Rhinebeck bag from last year!
Both girls spoiled us, with special gifts.

Martha got:
Nice throw, gradient yarn, Mitten book, buttons, fleece,
mug,and a nice card.
She wanted some Miss Babs Rhinebeck special edition
yarn, but it was gone....sigh.

Ruth got:
The fleece her stuff is on....a nice green mug, gradient yarn,
yarn for a beautiful fall shawl, mitten book, throw, buttons
and gradient yarn.

We ate some really really wonderful meals.
Had a lot of laughs and a lot of knitting time.
It was wonderful.

Joe did a little fishing while we were gone.  These
are a few of his fish from today. He had most of them
cleaned by the time I got home.  Yesterday he got
triple this amount.

Have a great week dear blog readers.
Night girls!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

What a Fast Year

Well, it's here. Tiffany's wedding. It seems like
we had so much time to plan when she got engaged
on Christmas Eve...
Next Saturday, October 8th is the day.
Ready or not!

I finished up the Marduta shawl today. It needs blocking.
TuckerWoods Yarn

Estrellita - 2 ply lace

Size 4 Addi Turbo Lace Needle
I did not do the edge design called for in the pattern.
I think its nice just the way it is.

Still decreasing the heel on the plain sock.

I will just focus on this until the wedding...

Ruth is working on the shawl...
Hanami by Melanie Gibbons. Yarn is Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud.
So wonderfully nice, don't you think?

Martha continues with her sweater...she is questioning
the colors, but carrying on. I like it a lot.
It looks like sooo much work!  I will get to see it in
person in 2 weeks at Rhinebeck.

Speaking of is her birthday.
I love this picture of her, taken last year.

Have a wonderful week dear blog readers....
Not sure if I will do a post next week or the week after.
Next week is the wedding and week after is Rhinebeck.
I'll try to post something between now and then.