Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
We're working on shawls and scarves for a chemo treatment center and have a bunch finished already to show you.
Kathleen finished two shawls this week and we're making button closures for them both with buttons she found in her daughter's button collection.
This little pink shawlette is being held together with a wooden knitting straight pin. I used Marks and Kattens Savann yarn. I tried to use up all three skeins and had only a little over a yard of yarn left.
I used two and a half skeins of Mirasol Chirapa 100% merino wool.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
We arrived at 9:15AM and already the line was about half an hour long. The wind was blowing across the fields of the parking lot and it was freezing. Ron decided he didn't need to see the sheep that badly and walked back to the car to wait for me in the sunshine warmed comfort. I was all bundled up in my winter coat and alpaca scarf so I was impervious to the cold. Have I mentioned what a saint he is? His parting words were, "Take your time and enjoy yourself. Don't worry about me. I'll find something to do." It's a good thing he had his cell phone with him. I think he called everyone in his phone list. LOL!
Getting there early works out well for me because I don't like large crowds. At 9:30AM this was about as big as the crowd grew. Can't say it stayed the same though.
The first few buildings house the animals along side the vendors. I got a kick out of this sign.
You can see why they would be! Just look at those big brown eyes. How could anyone resist?
This was the biggest, scariest sheep I have ever seen in my life! At one point he had his head over the rail.
Didja have a hard night, goat? Check out the different angles of his horns.
The llamas are cute too.
And this is the kind of fiber with which they are made.
I love the pastels of this group. But being the sort of impatient person I am, I don't want to spend any time spinning yarn from this fiber. I want to get right to the knitting.
The colors everywhere were beautiful.
And the weavers outdid themselves this year.
I took this photo for my grandson. Look Moose! It's Marlin and Coral and Nemo!
There were other artisans there too besides spinners, weavers, and knitters. Check out the details on this "Lamb-O-Lantern".
Another artist at work hooking rugs.
Was the Jolly Green Giant here? Did I miss him?
But I was getting hungry and Ron had waited long enough. So I called it a day
and headed back to the car. And in case you're wondering...no, I didn't buy any yarn. Nothing screamed out at me. But I did purchase two handmade dichroic glass beads to make a shawl pin. It was a fun excursion into the wonderful world of fiber and I look forward to next year's festival.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Our project for the next few months will be to make scarves, shawls, and hats to donate to New York Oncology and Hematology for their patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Barbara picked out a lovely fall combination of colors.
My daughter and grandson drove up last week for a short visit to pick some apples before it was too late.
But they were a little too high up to reach.