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Friday, October 22, 2010

Loot and a Paperweight

Got pictures of some of the yarn I picked up at Rhinebeck last week. There is some Brooks Farm (nice big booth, always crowded, with more colorways than you know what to do with! I always get something there.). There's also Bartlett Yarns (nice, rustic yarn from Maine). Persimmon Tree Farm (great yarns and roving, great color, with and without sparkle). Swift River Farm yarn (I'm going to make arm warmers or fingerless mitts out of that. It's brown and white marled yarn.)

Some Kid Hollow (the orange and blue yarns) and Autumn House Farm (the skein).

This is an arm warmer I'm knitting from AHHH! I can't locate the name of the yarn now. But I went back to the booth at the end of the day because I loved the marled pink. It's called peach but it looks pink to me. I'll find the name. It's around here somewhere because I'm so organized (ha).

And finally, a couple weeks ago my husband and I went to a little fair in Riverton. There was a glass studio, Greenwood Glass, there in an old church. We went in to see the beautiful glass ornaments, candle holders, even a chair! The owner, Peter Greenwood, asked if we would like to try making a glass paperweight or flower. My husband said, Yes, she would! So, I did! Peter walked me through the process and I made a paperweight! I just picked it up yesterday. I learned that glass must be annealed (a process by which the piece is slowly cooled. Otherwise it could explode due to internal stresses caused by rapid cooling <--- definition is partially from Wikipedia, partially from Peter, and partially from my husband.) It was ready the following day but we had to work around our schedules it have me pick it up.
Here I am cooling the glass with air. This is to be able to work it more.

And here it is!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Stuff

Hey! Thanks for listening to my songs. I appreciate that. Nothing today, so you are safe.

However, I do have a couple of new items to share:

Knit with Kid Hollow yarn. The next fingerless mitts I make will be shorter on the fingers. They will be better for playing guitar, I think. I thought it was a good idea. If you want to play or take pictures outside, these will keep you hands warm but your fingers free.

These two pictures are the same scarf, not in any store yet. I may take it to a B&M. It's a Barcelona but with squares of yarns in purples, aquamarines, brick red (dark), and teal. The yarns are tencel, tencel/merino, rayon chenille, alpaca/silk. Interesting and I've been thinking about this design for a while.

Thanks for visiting and have a sensational day! hehe!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010


The New York Sheep and Wool Show in Rhinebeck was wonderful again this year! Beautiful weather, a bit breezy but not freezing and snowy/rainy as it has been. I guess we've been lucky these past couple of years - gorgeous blue skies, brilliant golds, oranges, reds in the trees . . . ahhh. I was so sorry to see summer go but days like that make it worth it.

Ouessant sheep. Very tiny and cute. They look much like Shetlands.

I remember this guy from last year. A Karakul ram. Beautiful and like a big dog. He loves attention.
Nice rack. Beautiful horns on this Angora ram. From Apple Rose Farm.

An angora. Shy but curious.
A Karakul ewe.
My latest creation from yarn I picked up at the Kid Hollow booth. I LOVE their mohair, too. Unbelievable colorways.
My cat, Lucy, loves to lay on yarn. This is a Shetland, silk blend - the yarn. The cat is a calico mutt.

Lucy laying among some of my loot.

The two balls of yarn are mohair from Kid Hollow.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .