Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Coventry Farmer's MArket and Fiber Twist

Shockingly...I bought no yarn...let's say that again!...I bought NO yarn!  I fondled many pretties, but none spoke to me as having to come home with me......well, there was one...some spun Jacob that was plied a dark grey and a light grey....but I just received some Jacob in a swap...so I said no...

I did however purchase these pretty awesome earrings!
We also got a jar of Apple Pie jam....I can no longer have any type of berry, so I'm looking for something new to put on my toast...(yeah this low oxalate diet kinda sucks)....anyway...we also got 4 big tomatoes....other than that we just walked around and looked at things...I didn't take a ton of pictures...it was quite crowded...




It's in a really beautiful setting...old stone walls and woods...

Think about the fact, that many of those stones walls are old...not European old...but American old...1700-1900....they were built as farmers were clearing fields to plant....

Not too many animals this year...a couple of sheep and a couple of alpacas...

That was about it this year....oh and the Hubs got this GIANT bag of kettle corn...I don't like kettle corn..but he loves it....




Sunday, September 14, 2014

YOP #37

I have finished one project and started another...oy vey....I have such project ADHD......oh pretty!

I have worked mainly on my Turtleneck Capelet...as I am really looking forward to wearing it....
I have also worked on the Outlander shawl...the clues are done, but it'll be awhile before I am.

The project I finished was a request from a friend's daughter. I'll spotlight that one on Friday with hopefully something else.

Today I am heading off to the first fiber festival of the season.  It's a small one, that is incorporated into a local Farmer's Market.  It's about a 40 minute drive, but it is a perfect fall day out today..time to be out in it...

 2014 Completed Projects:  Gift Cowl 1/3/2014
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014)
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14)
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (2/3/14)
BOK BOK (2/23) Ravellenics
Rainbar (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainmitts (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainbow Pom (2/9) Ravellenics
Helmetbow (2/22) Ravellenics
Jasper Hat and Mitts (2/23)
Elegant Downton Hat for swap (3/16/14)
Leprechaun Tam and Beard (3/16/14)
Baby Jacob Hat (3/23/14)
Sockhead Hat (3/28/14)
Dr. Who Scarf (2/13/14)
Oliver's Hat (4/8/14)
Crochet Crown (4/6/14)
Crochet Mermaid Barrette (4/6/14)
Crochet Rose Barrette (4/6/14)
Bunny Hat (4/17/14)
Snake bookmark (4/28/14) 

Tutti-Frutti Cowl (5/11/14)
Fifth of November (5/22/14)
Apocalypse gloves - for a swap (6/8/14)
Swap Secret Sprock  - for a swap (6/28/14)
Out of Gas - for a swap (7/7/14) (sooper secret project)

Hop on the Bus, Gus (7/20/14) NW T11R2
2 Stargate keychains as prizes
Zelda Cloche (7/21/14)
Spring Gloves (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Chiana Cuff (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Guantlets (8/6/14)
Vanilla Latte (8/14, /2014)  
Rainbow Wings (8/22/14)
Swap Cowl (8/21/14)  
Bella's Kawaii (9/13/14)
 
 WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

Outlander Cowl (9/13/14)



Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Knit the Sky (1/1/14)
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) 

Rainbow Wings (2/8/14)
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)
Garter Path (6/1/14)

Lanesplitter (7/7/14) NW Diss
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)
Swap mitts (8/9/14)
Turtleneck Capelet (8/12/14)
Turtleneck Capelet 2 (9/1/14)

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)


Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy
 
Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
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   
 
Hats and 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
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 
Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Sunday, September 7, 2014

YOP # 34, 35, 36

Yep..missed a few weeks there......

Not much crafting going on, but lots of reading...just been too tired to craft..and it's been too humid...

But I did finish a few things..and I worked on my Outlander shawl.  I also started a different Turtleneck Capelet, as I really wanted a fall color one....we'll see what the next week brings....hopefully more crafting time..


2014 Completed Projects:  Gift Cowl 1/3/2014
17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014)
Chicago Mitts (1/15/14)
Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (2/3/14)
BOK BOK (2/23) Ravellenics
Rainbar (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainmitts (2/22) Ravellenics
Rainbow Pom (2/9) Ravellenics
Helmetbow (2/22) Ravellenics
Jasper Hat and Mitts (2/23)
Elegant Downton Hat for swap (3/16/14)
Leprechaun Tam and Beard (3/16/14)
Baby Jacob Hat (3/23/14)
Sockhead Hat (3/28/14)
Dr. Who Scarf (2/13/14)
Oliver's Hat (4/8/14)
Crochet Crown (4/6/14)
Crochet Mermaid Barrette (4/6/14)
Crochet Rose Barrette (4/6/14)
Bunny Hat (4/17/14)
Snake bookmark (4/28/14) 

Tutti-Frutti Cowl (5/11/14)
Fifth of November (5/22/14)
Apocalypse gloves - for a swap (6/8/14)
Swap Secret Sprock  - for a swap (6/28/14)
Out of Gas - for a swap (7/7/14) (sooper secret project)

Hop on the Bus, Gus (7/20/14) NW T11R2
2 Stargate keychains as prizes
Zelda Cloche (7/21/14)
Spring Gloves (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Chiana Cuff (7/20/2014) NW T11R2
Guantlets (8/6/14)
Vanilla Latte (8/14, /2014)  
Rainbow Wings (8/22/14)

Swap Cowl (8/21/14)  
WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

 
Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Knit the Sky (1/1/14)
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) 

Rainbow Wings (2/8/14)
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)
Garter Path (6/1/14)

Lanesplitter (7/7/14) NW Diss
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)
Swap mitts (8/9/14)
Turtleneck Capelet (8/12/14)
Turtleneck Capelet 2 (9/1/14)

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)


Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy
 
Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
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   
 
Hats and 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
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 
Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Another Stash Saturday

It has been miserably humid here all week...my classroom does not have a/c and also faces the east...which means I have the sun all day pretty much...in the winter that's nice...in the not-winter, it makes for miserable days.....so today I have holed up in my bedroom, the only room where we have a/c and watched lots of television...and I just downloaded the second book in The Maze Runner series...I finished the first one early this morning....and I just uploaded all my new stash to Ravelry...so here goes...

There is a local yarn shop that is closing...so I took a trip last Saturday...her first store was where I went when I first started crocheting again...this is her second store in at least her fifth location....I did pick up some Alchemy Yarns of Transformation...3 skeins of Sanctuary in Hidden Place
I also bought some yarn for a swap, not sure if I'm gifting it or using it yet...

Then on the way home, I stopped at another store, since I was in the area...I hadn't been since when they first opened...I'll be doing an updated blog post on the store...I bought some of their store yarn..Yarns to Inspire...I adored the color, so bought two skeins in worsted for a hat..and another skein in a fingering for a shawl/scarf..I'm gonna stripe it with the yellow...

Then in Sunday, after the Hubs was discharged from the hospital, we took a drive to our favorite seafood shack in Mystic, Ct...and took a detour to MadWool in Madison...I'd seen a yarn on her Facebook feed I wanted....
Zauberball in green stripes, had to...
For a baby...Kimberly Skye...
Firefly...of course...from Wild Hare Fiber Studio
Specialty Art yarn...love it!

And I received two yarn clubs
Mad Color in Slink, color of O, Willow, Willow, Willow
I recently bought this dress...I think I need to make something for this dress
And Nerd Girl did a tribute to Robin Williams , this is inspired by Hook
Bangarang!

And that brings us to the close of another Stash Saturday...or really...where do I put it all?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Finished Friday

Well hello there!  It's been a couple of weeks.  I've read a few blogs, but have not been posting or commenting.  My husband got sick and was in the hospital for two weeks. He just got out this past Sunday.  And the school year started, I started last week and the students started this Tuesday...let's just say I have an exhausting class....last night was the latest I stayed up..and it was barely 9:00.

But I have acquired some yarn in this time and finished a few things and started a few things....so...

Ta-DAH....my Rainbow Wings!!!!  It is too hot to wear it yet..but I am so in love!

It's brighter than the picture shows.
Yarn:  Lorna's Laces Sheperd Sock Stripe in Rainbow (almost 2 skeins)
Pattern: Wingspan
Modifications:  I made it larger with 10 wedges, instead of 8

And I whipped up a quick cowl for a swap partner.  I started on fingerless gloves, but they were coming our way too big..and I ran out of time...
Yarn:Louisa Harding Hulda (almost 3 balls)
Pattern:  my own

I hope you all have been doing well......and I hope to get back here more regularly....

Fiber Arts Friday and Creative Friday.  Looks like Tammy does not have her post up yet..

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Last WIPs of the summer

Reading: Outlander...still
Took a break, to reread: The Giver....I truly did not remember the storyline....but from reviews I've read, they changed the movie quite a bit...

Today I am going in to set up my classroom....I'll post pics of it....next Monday, the teachers start back with a week of workshops.....so my crafting time is definitely reduced....but didn't stop me from starting something new...
I started a cowl for my swap partner, as the gloves I started were coming out WAY TOO BIG, plus I am a slow as molasses knitter, and I was not going to finish on time...
I'm gonna rip them out and start over with smaller needles, but I don't have the time before I mail them for the swap, so they will probably end up being for me....although my sister has asked for a pair, so maybe I'll give them to her...





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We only went into Toronto for a day...what I didn't realize was that it was a holiday weekend and Monday was a holiday...many places were closed for the holiday weekend.....not the important ones..the yarn shops..but many...

We took the bus into Toronto from Hamilton, about a 50 minute ride...but we did not need to worry about driving in the city or finding parking..and I'd done enough research to know there was good public transportation....

So we got to Union Station....which was under construction....all I had was a subway map, and some addresses....so we walked..and walked...and walked...and then we stopped and took the streetcar.....but with the walking I found the original Hudson Bay building...that was COOL!


The driver of the streetcar was a bit of a crank...I wanted a daypass...he didn't carry them...so I paid the fare and we got on....we went to the first yarn store...and then went to get on the second streetcar to take us to Kensington Market...same driver...but he let us on for FREE!  Awesome!

We ended up getting off and walking through Chinatown...(which was again ripped up with construction..it looks like they are putting in more streetcar access)
And by the time we got to the next yarn stop, we were tired.....so we got on the streetcar...it took us to the Metro/subway.....our streetcar tickets got us on the Metro...and we took that back to Union Square...where we wandered around lost for a bit, trying to find the bus back to Hamilton (because of the construction)..we got back on the bus..and we back in Hamilton by 3:30....
The subway had some plush seats...

But we saw some cool buildings and again..lots of street art....Hey I go to NYC all the time and see street art....but nothing like what I saw in Canada...it was way cool...




The Hubs is not fantastic with heights, so didn't want to do the CN tower....I would have loved to walk the glass floor....but walking around the city was fun..we popped into some shops...looked at and smelled strange things in Chinatown (I lost him once, as he was looking at stuff)...

So even though we didn't do the "tourist" things, we did enjoy wandering around the city...

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