This week went buy with a big blurrrr...as usual. I did end up ordering more red yarn to finish up the Wallaby.
For both Wallabys:
Purple - Size 10 / Red - size 8
Knitpicks Swish Worsted Yarn - Superwash.
Size 8 needles
I was very deliberate picking the pattern and yarn. These little girls love to play outside and I knew the sweaters would get a lot of wear and tear. I messaged their mom along the way to get measurements. They are a little big, but not too big. I think they will fit for a while.
I finished up little Mason's Christmas booties They will match his daddy's socks.
.Fingering yarn - Hawthorne by KnitPicks Size 1.5 needle
Martha finished the back of her beautiful sweater. This picture is unblocked.
This is the pattern:
Ruth has not really knit this week. She wound this beautiful yarn and the ball winder snagged it! She has spent a good amount of time trying to fix it.
We are all sharing our Rhinebeck 2.0 purchases this week (all virtual purchases).
This is all in our own words:
This is a bag from Bundflicka who sells thru Maggies Farm. It’s the Monet pattern. It’s very big and full of pockets that will be perfect for a big project. It’s well made.
Next photo is yarn from Dancing Leaf Dyeworks. It’s a special color with the fall colors of Rhinebeck. The photo is the sweater I’m thinking of knitting. The skein on the last is worsted weight for the sweater. The skein on the right is the fingering version. This is a sweater I'm thinking about making with it.
This photo Is yarn from Shanandoah Fiber. Not sure what I’m going to knit with it. I see it is very similar, you might say just like, the Peace Fleece I used for a sweater recently. I think it’s a little darker and I like it a lot. I would say it’s DK weight.
On the left the red rag wool is Bartlett yarn. I’m going to make a
simple pullover out of it. It’s a little scratchy so I hope it softens
up with a wash. The last one did.
The three in the back caught my eye at a site. It’s called “The Ends” yarn and it’s ends of alpaca, wool, bamboo, and silk. It’s super soft. I couldn’t really see what it was in skeins but it is long runs so it’ll make a stripped shawl or some color blocky sort of thing! It’s from Shenandoah Fiber. It looked better on line.... the camel yarn has camel in it along with merino. From Maine Tops. The sock skein and “Gradient Yarn” Rhinebeck colorway from Dancing Leaf Dyeworks. Though the colorway seems the same it looks different? And soak. That’s what I have so far. I have the purple yarn which is not here now, and a knitting bag and pitcher which is also not here yet. I went crazy buying. Not good to not be there in person, I kept say I’m not paying for housing, I’m not paying for food etc!
Not related to Rhinebeck I bought some signature sock needles. I thought I bought 6 inches but I see 12” came. I’m not sure I want them but I’m not making socks so I’ll have to whip them up to see if I’ll return for longer ones.
This is the Jacob Sheep wool I showed last week..it is really a pretty blue.
I have started a swatch. It's more like Aran yarn than worsted. I'm going to make a very plain sweater with it. I like wearing and knitting plain sweaters. Dull, I know.
This is Greenwood Hill farm - probably will be mittens.
This is yarn from CeCe Yarns...Corredale...Very nice. It will be a nice patterned yoke sweater.
This is Miss Babs Rhinebeck colorway. I can't photo it right...I really like it a lot.
This is a sock blank in Rhinebeck colorway yarn. I hope it makes nice socks. It's from Dancing Leaf Dyeworks.
This is so pretty I couldn't resist.
It is from Avalon Springs Farm.
In other news:
We purchased some honey from my brother and sister in law. They are starting a bee business. Isn't it beautiful!
I hope you can see this. Mickey was doing chair aerobics today:
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Have a good week dear blog readers. Stay safe and be kind.