November 1, 2015

A Knitting Update


Many of the Craftsy classes are up to 50% til midnight so I figured it was a perfect time to stock up on a few classes in my wishlist. Now I just have to decide which one to watch first! Stashbusting with Clara Parkes will be great to learn what I can do with single and double skeins of yarn I have piling up.  Improve Your Knitting may help me understand some terminology I tend to struggle with and hopefully teach me a few more little tricks. And My First Socks- I have felt so intimidated about knitting socks so I figured this would be a great way to knit through my first pair with a class type atmosphere. If you haven't taken any of these classes yet, I highly recommend them. I learned SO much about knitting when I was first trying to learn on needles.

So a few weekends ago, I jetted down to Rhinebeck NY with Nancy and attended our very first Wool and Yarn Fest. It was INSANE. I haven't even seen that many people there for the Country Living Fair, which really draws a huge crowd. We saw lots of sheep, Beautiful hand-dyed Yarn, and wool roving. Got to meet a few popular people in the knitting world as well such as Clara Parkes, and one of our favorite designers Joji Locatelli.  Very exciting stuff.   We really had a blast and are looking forward to going back next year. It can't come soon enough really!




We'll definitely be prepared, I purchased us a few of these fun yarn totes from CafePress.com. I laugh myself silly every time I look at this. Joe thinks I've gone completely mad. Maybe I have.

We didn't take very many pictures at the yarn fest unfortunately. Did I mention how insane it was? Some booths you could barely even get in to, to look at displays. Taking my phone out for some pics really seemed out of the question.






I did bring home a nice pile of goodies. I didn't go crazy- Just got a few things that could work with several types of projects in my wishlist on Ravelry.


Some of my favorite vendors were Scandanavian Weave & Knit, Miss Babs, Neighborhood Fiber Co. and that multi colored goodness was from Feederbrook Farm. I already used it to knit up an infinity scarf,



and that wine colored yarn from Scandanavian Weave & Knit is being worked up into a bobble edged shawl as we speak.


It's going very well but I did make a mistake early on that I have yet to figure out how I will remedy. I picked up stitches along the bobble edge, in the wrong direction and now the provisional cast on is at the triangle point instead of at the left corner.  hmmm?? How I did that, I'm not sure.

This past week I was having fun creating some pieces featuring some left over yarn - if you didn't see them on social media, here are some pics of those pieces...










9 comments:

  1. Love your new yarn jewellery pieces - such wonderful colours and textures.

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  2. Haha! I don't knit and I want that tote.
    BTW, gorgeous work as always. Hugs.

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  3. I've learned so much from the Craftsy classes I've taken. I try to get through one every summer and sometimes during my xmas break too.

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  4. I spent $70 on yarn, needles, etc. Saturday, to start a new winter scarf for myself. It's 100% your fault!
    (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

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  5. I really love your stuffs! You always do great on knitting! Wonderful as always!

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  6. Here is a neat pattern for boot cuffs for the winter months. Great way to use up some of your beautiful yarn! http://www.simplynotable.com/2014/easy-knit-boot-cuffs/

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  7. Amazing post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)
    What about following each other on Instagram, bloglovin, Twitter?.. :)

    www.bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

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  8. I am so proud of you, and so impressed, that you have taken on knitting head on and are waaaaay ahead of me! Way to go!

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  9. Such a lovely BLOG (site).
    Your photos are amazing, and your creations are simply AWESOME!
    Lina

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