Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 21

Good evening/morning/afternoon!

Again, not much going on here craft wise....have bought some new yarns....

15 days until the end of the school year, so tat is the big WIP I'm working on....

Tomorrow many of my students will try rhubarb for the first time.....
Have a great week!




Monday, May 23, 2016

Rhode Island Fiber Festival and Craft Fair

On Saturday we headed to the Rhode Island Fiber and Craft Fair in Bristol, Rhode Island...I's a little over a 2 hour drive, but we enjoy Rhode Island and go often on the weekends....

The fair has grown a bit since we first went (I can't seem to find a blog post about it, but it was about 4 or 5 years ago)

It's held at Coggeshall Farm, which is a history museum....

The walk up from the parking field (it was a field with grass as high as my knee) is very pretty...I got a lesson from my resident tree man about the maple and sycamore trees...
Here he is....the tree guy...
There are a couple of buildings on the property, including this one...
The website says that "the farm recreates the daily lives of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm."  The setting is pretty stunning...
I didn't take a lot of pictures, so here are some random ones...
My favorite sycamore
And the damage....
Some Play at Life (she has Supernatural inspired yarns), and Dirty Water Dyeworks (see that gold one? It's got yak and silk!)...two, new to me indie dyers...Molly Girl and Tails&Snouts....a bag from June Pryce and lotion from Sweet Sheep Shoppe, which is Alicia, who blogs at Woolen Divisions.  She has joined in to the link up a few times....I met her briefly at another Rhode Island event last year, but this was the first event where she was vending....I got a hug and to see the baby bump...darn, wish I'd gotten a picture....

It was good day, but it's a very long drive for only a handful of vendors, not sure I'll go again....






Sunday, May 22, 2016

Year of Projects: Week 21

Hello! Not much has changed from last week....it was a very busy and exhausting week at school, so I came home and took naps most of the time...I didn't take any pictures of the restaurant, but here it is...
Our second graders were the waiters/waitresses...they also were the cashiers (with help), the managers, the hosts....they also did much of the preparing and cooking of the food with adult help...You can see in the background some of the artwork and classwork put up....the theme was Book Cook Cafe and we have been reading books that have cooking/food in them for a couple of months and doing academic activities based on the books...we also drew maps and did country reports...so needless to say, I am exhausted!  I was the door greeter.  I greeted the people as they came in and assigned a student greeter to take them to the restaurant....on my feet straight for almost 6 hours...

Not much happened when I got home.....but on Saturday I did go to the Rhode Island Sheep and Wool....I will post about that tomorrow....and I'll need to post another Stash Acquisition Saturday.....Massachusetts Sheep and Wool is next weekend.....

So my list has not changed much...I added a couple stitches to a couple rows of things...that's about it...

Completed Projects:
The Dork Socks (technically 2015) 12/31/15
Screw You Rainbows socks (1/6/16)
Quick Pink cowl (1/7/16)
Yoda (1/10/16)
Bulky Cowl (1/19/16)
Jacinta Capelet (2/28/16)
 
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (3/31/16)


Works In Progress:    
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

Fortune's Shawlette (April 5, 2016)
 
Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done

Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15)

Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)

Stopover KAL (2/7/16)
Raspberry Beret (4/21/16)

Socks:

Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)

Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016)
Glenn Lives (2/1/16)
Live Long and Prosper (4/14/16)

Spring is in the Air (2/16/16)

 
Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)

Light in Shadows (1/14/14) 
Willow Fields (9/6/14) - on the decreases nowMy Shelly Valentine (2/10/16)
Irish Oak (3/5/16)
Reyna (May 3, 2016) 
Edgy Carol (2/14/2016)

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in 


 KAL/CALs:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)  
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)


Misc:

Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt 

Projects In Mind: Gifts/Charity: 
Hats for friend's babies (ongoing)
Hats for students (ongoing)
Kimberly Skye's tunic
Two Elsa doll/blanket things

Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater (in magazine)
Car Coat (in magazine)
Cowl Vest
 
Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf  
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl
Brush Creek Cowlette  
Watershed  
Waterkant
The Brownstitch gradient
Leftie
Bigger on the Inside
Oeste  
Out of Gas  
Sweet Potato Twist  
Nefertem  
Falling Bobbins 
Danielle Shawl  
The Doodler
 
Hats and Mitts
Lace Kelly (soakbox)
Isabeau Mitts 
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat   
Transitional Color Mitts
Almond Comfit
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets  
Wurm  
Autumn in Garrison
Baa-ble Hat

 Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
Wizard of Oz socks
Black Widow's Socks

August Pocus

Waterkant 

Watermelon 

Monkey

Dalekamium 

Knit From Stash patterns

Dr. Who socks



Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
 Circular Felted Bag

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday: Week 20

Good evening/morning/afternoon my peeps!

I have every intention of coming home after school and knitting or crocheting....instead...I do this...
It's four weeks till the end of the school year.....and we are doing a big project....our kids are running a restaurant on Friday...yep, they are cooking/baking....they are the waitstaff, hosts, managers, etc....so we have a lot going on and it's a lot of structured, but at the same time, unstructured time....and I have several boys who can't quite handle that....and I'm exhausted....I have things to grade...bags of things to grade...and I just can't bring myself to do any of it....plus I'm a natural procrastinator........grrr......

So how has your projects been this week?  If you want to see what I have been working on, there are pics on Sunday's post...

See you again next week....



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Year of Projects: Week 20

Wow!   Five weeks!  I haven't done an update since week 15....wow.....

So during that time, I was mojoless, at times....I was also sick....but that has been resolved...so here we go....

No new completed projects...that's not much of a surprise, but I have worked on several things...I'm not going to post any new pictures of the sock projects, as they really don't look much different...

Completed Projects:
The Dork Socks (technically 2015) 12/31/15
Screw You Rainbows socks (1/6/16)
Quick Pink cowl (1/7/16)
Yoda (1/10/16)
Bulky Cowl (1/19/16)
Jacinta Capelet (2/28/16)
 
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (3/31/16)

Somewhere along the way, I did start a new crochet project....not sure when, sometime in April..
So my pattern history page tells me I looked the pattern up on April 5, so I'll go with that...It is called Fortune's Shawlette and it is crocheted. I'm using some speckle yarn that I have been holding onto for awhile....
I started a Reyna, using some Star Wars inspired yarn....Nerd Girl Artoo
This project has been ripped back to the beginning already and restarted...this is where I am as of yesterday...I dropped a stitch and I couldn't pick it back up because of the pattern, and I lost another stitch, so I just ripped it all back...you can see those pictures in my Instagram feed...

Works In Progress:    
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

 Fortune's Shawlette (April 5, 2016)
 
Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done

Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15)

Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)

Stopover KAL (2/7/16)
Raspberry Beret (4/21/16)

Socks:

Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)

Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016)
Glenn Lives (2/1/16)
Live Long and Prosper (4/14/16)

Spring is in the Air (2/16/16)

 
Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)

Light in Shadows (1/14/14) 
Willow Fields (9/6/14) - on the decreases now

My Shelly Valentine (2/10/16)
Irish Oak (3/5/16) - I am ready to redo the lace edging....I ran out of yarn, so I'm going to do it in this gold, but I had to rip back several rows, I'm back to the beginning of it...


Reyna (May 3, 2016) 
Edgy Carol (2/14/2016) - almost to the point of turning and going in the other direction...


Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in 


 KAL/CALs:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)  
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)


Misc:

Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt 

Projects In Mind: Gifts/Charity: 
Hats for friend's babies (ongoing)
Hats for students (ongoing)
Kimberly Skye's tunic
Two Elsa doll/blanket things

Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater (in magazine)
Car Coat (in magazine)
Cowl Vest
 
Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf  
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl
Brush Creek Cowlette  
Watershed  
Waterkant
The Brownstitch gradient
Leftie  
Bigger on the Inside
Oeste  
Out of Gas  
Sweet Potato Twist  
Nefertem  
Falling Bobbins 
Danielle Shawl  
The Doodler
 
Hats and Mitts
Lace Kelly (soakbox)
Isabeau Mitts 
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat   
Transitional Color Mitts  
Almond Comfit  
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets  
Wurm  
Autumn in Garrison
Baa-ble Hat

 Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
Wizard of Oz socks
Black Widow's Socks

August Pocus

Waterkant 

Watermelon 

Monkey

Dalekamium 

Knit From Stash patterns

Dr. Who socks



Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stash Acquisition Saturday

So I went to the Connecticut Sheep and Wool two Saturdays ago...and I hadn't posted about it yet...it was the first time Hubs has gone with me....but he has gone to others....

This was what I acquired....the annual shirt....a dragon bag from Jessalu (I always have to narrow it down)...I got a wedge bag this time around....

The pattern is Ripped Curl Shawlette by Alex Tinsley. It is a kit with the yarn in shades of purple. I have several of her designs...Also got a  Lillian Gradient bundle in greys and black, called Iron.  Stephanie had to search for it for me, because the person in front of me grabbed the last one...Her booth, Dirty Water Dyeworks, always has such great inspiration...this basket of gradients was a big draw and I got very annoyed with the group in front of me...only one person was looking, but they all stood there, so I couldn't get in.....
And finally from her, I bought a skein of Paula in a deep, deep red called Sangria....I have been hankering to work in a deep red.....

Then I bought two skeins from a new to me vendor, FiberStash Dyeworks....the gold, which I'm going to use to border my Irish Oak shawl....and some Tweedy Toes sock yarn in Bushel...

Then, oh my, have I received some yarny mail....and I have more coming...can't stop!  It makes me happy!  Massachusetts Sheep and Wool is the end of the month...I am NOT going to NH Sheep and Wool or the WEBS thing today.....but am going to a Handmade in Connecticut expo...wonder if there will be yarn?  I bet there will!  On to the yarny mail, in no particular order...

Simply Socks Yarn Company got some Hedgehog Fibers in and did a duo sale...oh my IN LOVE!!!  I also bought a skein of Monarch, which is a bit more peachy than I thought it would be...I don't tend to do peach colors...

Got a surprise from MadColor

This is Can't Stop the Signal from the Joss is Boss club, which I thought I'd decided not to do, but low and behold it showed up...I'm okay with that....still getting the BA Female club too...this month was Michonne inspired...
I really liked this blue when it popped up in my feed...I'm not drawn to blues....and, of course, I had to try out her self stripe yarn...This is djfleesh Handknits..a new to me dyer....
Some Wooly Wonka Elphaba..this is 50% silk/50% SW BFL...just feels so silky...will not be socks...
The brights of this color got me....Daisy, Daisy by Little Heart Yarns, it's a self stripe
Then I bought a kit from Simply Sock Yarn, their house yarn Poste


It's Jane Austen inspired....Netherfield...I think the yarn self stripes....I'm not sure about the bag...the handles seem too far apart for me....

Then I received my Random Fandom from Nerd Girl
It's also Michonne inspired......funny that I got two Michonne ones in a month...that happened once before with a Monter's Inc colorway....

And finally, a dear friend went to Ireland and found me some sweater yarn....so excited about this!
Do you have some Stash to update, wanna see what other people have?  Join up...








Friday, May 13, 2016

Wrap Up Friday - Week 19

Good morning!  I'm sorry I skipped last week....I was not feeling well.....

I haven't finished anything this week, have you?

I didn't sleep well and have had a headache since last night......I think I may come home early today...plus it's a full moon and Friday the 13th...the kids will be wild today!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...I have several choices of things to do, but haven't made a decision yet...

as always, please link back...thank you....