I just noticed that last week was my 10 year anniversary of being on Ravelry!
A lot has changed in 10 years, but Ravelry is still a fabulous resource that only gets better the more people post their projects.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
The forecast threatened rain but 2017 Fiber Revival at Spencer Pierce Little Farm was dry with cool breezes.
The kids watched the end of an old timey baseball game while I shopped at Stitched by JessaLu, Spunky Eclectic and Mad Color Fiber Arts.
They saw the farm animals and we took a tour of the farm house.
And I now have an itch to purchase a charkha wheel.
Here are my goodies.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Getting back into the knitting swing of things by knitting washcloths.
Here is a sample but not all. Some are in the laundry.
Been thinking about making this pattern from the first Mason Dixon book since I acquired the book a decade or so ago.
I also made the swifty from the second book. Turns out there is an errata. I always forget to check these things.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Over the past few years several local (and not so local) yarn shops have shut their doors. I have gone from having an LYS within walking distance, and others in areas that we occasionally visit, to having to think hard about where one might go to get some nice yarn. Granted I don't need any yarn, having plenty on hand, but you never know when the urge to knit might strike. And when that happens you have to be ready.
I'd heard about a new outpost of another yarn shop in the area. Coveted Yarns is in Gloucester. I've been there, but only on a yarn crawl. They have opened a sister store in Groveland--not quite next door, but close enough that I might consider going out of my way to get there. Merrimack Yarns opened last week and I went today to check it out.
I was a little turned off by the location. The street was under construction and the yarn shop is squeezed into a shopping plaza where the main commerce seems to be a gas station and an old timey looking package store (that's a liquor store for those not in New England). This was not a good sign.
But when I went in I found a bright space filled with excited knitters, squeeing over yarns and patterns. At first the yarns themselves didn't jump out at me, and I didn't expect to buy anything. Then I saw a few samples. That is the kiss of death for me. If I see a sample that looks interesting I am much more likely to buy something.
Here are my purchases. Both destined to become cowls. One will be In The Mean Time Two. The other (much crazier yarn for me) will be an Interrupted Cowl. I expect I will return to Merrimack Yarns.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
This is the back side of my current wip. A needle felted dragon. I just love the fuzzy soft bluriness of this back side.
I purchased this kit at NH Sheep and Wool last Sunday. I have another kit from last year that I haven't started yet.
There were more goodies purchased at NH sheep and wool but they will have to wait for another time.
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