Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
I must still have the Vermonter spirit (it's where I was born) because I could barely hold back my excitement as we crossed over Lake Champlain and entered Vermont. However, I think I lost my Vermonter blood because I was FREEZING the entire time we were in Vermont. On Saturday the high was 63 F! Can you believe it?
JK managed to get a hilarious photo of me! I was delighted to be in a yarn shop again -- can you tell? =)
We went to a fabulous farmer's market on Monday. It was a true farmer's market owing to the fact that the occasion for the market was a cow auction. They also had a great antique section and I enjoying browsing through it.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I had some really neat "fiber" encounters while on our trip. The first of which was spinning. When JK and I arrived at our B&B Saturday afternoon we sat on the back veranda and enjoyed a glass of lemonade with Nancy Powell, the owner of the house. Through a series of conversations she talked about the two Angora Goats she raised and loved several years ago. She told us hilarious stories about the goats head butting her car. But for the most part she talked about how lovely and loving they were. She said, "If you ever have a chance to raise two angora goats you should take the opportunity."
She doesn't have the angora goats anymore but she does have tons of mohair roving from them. Now this is an interesting fact I didn't know -- Angora goats "produce" mohair while Angora rabbits "produce" angora! Isn't that interesting!
Well, Nancy had tons of mohair roving, a beautiful Ashford spinning wheel she purchase for $125 and time but she didn't know how to spin!
So one morning after breakfast she got out her wheel and I taught her how to spin! We had so much fun together! As a gift and token of our wonderful morning she gave me a lovely ball of mohair which I plan to blend with Blueface Lester (sp?) and spin!
Friday, August 10, 2007
The first project towards the front of the picture is a dress from the Spring/Summer Tahki Booklet. Next is the Lady of the Lake Jacket by Fleece Artist. This project looks fun but it's done on 10.5 needles so it will go fast! The brown tweed by Jamieson Yarns is my new skirt design for fall and last but not least is a little tea cozy I'm making from yarn I spun out of Fleece Artist Merino Slivers! Oh -- yes, I can't forget to mention the new Interweave mag -- I can't wait to have a good browse!
So all of that packs up into my basket in the background and hopefully....I won't run out of projects!
I'll see you all in two weeks!
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I thought I would let you all know of a GREAT blog. www.maud.prettyposies.com is a beautiful knitting blog. Maud lives in the south of Finland and is a terrific knitter. It is fun to read a blog written by a knitter in a different part of the world.
Has anyone seen the new Rowan Magazine? I'm beginning to hear rumors that it is fabulous. Today at the shop someone called to see if we have it in yet and then when I came home and checked "the knitting blogs" I noticed that there is a lot of "talk" about it. I guess some early copies got out. Oh -- the anticipation seems almost too great to bear! It is almost as if we should have a Rowan Magazine Fall 2007 party when it does arrive!
Happy Knitting Everyone!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
As you can tell I am just to the bottom of the sweater but have not added the sleeves yet. And it is not blocked! =)
I am going to work this sweater up one more time before I have the pattern ready for the fall. Stay tuned for details....=)
My knitting is always accompanied by pots of tea so this was my tea tray this afternoon when I sat down to have a bit of a knit!
Thank you Koons! You are so thoughtful!