Wednesday, November 12, 2014


so that wrap... the sample from webs that i just had to do? done, in just under a month. this wrap has some miles on it.... appointments, piano lessons, skating lessons, fiber festivals..... if it could only talk. then again, it's probably better that it doesn't.
i started with the triangles and attached the next as you go along. it just didn't get old. i loved seeing the next one form, the colors are completely random in the skeins, so i couldn't be all organized and have it band a certain way. ( and believe me, i had to really let that go :)
it started to get awkward when i had about 13 triangles as i had to shift the entire row as i worked it in the round.
the main body was done in short rows... perfect mindless knitting for the car, the booth, wherever i needed to be able to put it down. pick it up and not be lost. the stretch of gentle weather is ending and i got this blocked in time.
i have another in me, different colors for sure.

Friday, November 7, 2014

New England Fiber Fest

The whirl-wind of fall fiber festivals is finally come to an end. I feel like our festival starts the fall season and the festival in New England at the Big E wraps it up. This was the fourth year that i've helped sandy do the show, but the fifth year it's been in around. driving to springfield, mass we reminisced how far sandy's business has come. the first year it was like watching a clown car unload..... stuff just kept coming out. she had wooden coat racks and ironing board, an antique clothes washer, ceramic yarn bowls, roving, yarn, buttons..... it was crazy! last year we traveled with her new trailer packed full of the same stuff, but it was so much easier to unload.

the finished display is stunning! she added the tent this year, and we strung twinkle lights inside for added charm.
it's still stuffed full with all the yarn, fiber, buttons you can imagine. sandy has such a way with her colors. it was great to hear and see familiar customers and a few returned with finished items. the weekend always starts slow, and the atmosphere is calm.... such a difference from some shows.
we had plenty of time to visit other vendors throughout the weekend. i came home with several new scarves for work, delightful soap and even some yarn to try my hand at core spinning ( i hear tell there's a youtube video to show me how :)
i even accomplished some serious knitting. i was at the part in my wrap were it was all short rows..... lots and lots of short rows. super mindless and a perfect fit for the weekend.
it's done and blocking. and yes, we will be going back next year!