Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

Robin (From Robin's Nest), invited me to go with her last Saturday to the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair. We wandered around in the heat and the sun looking at vendor booths. There were people spinning, and selling. A couple alpaca yarns that are local. Even a few rams to pet. I helped Robin look at, and pet some alpaca yarn in very pretty natural colors from a place called "Country Comfy Yarn" Here's a sample

We also discovered a couple of sister Indie Dyers with their own little business called "sassy Sheep" they had some very yummy yarns. I think Robin is going to start carrying both yarns. they also have a podcast that I am currently listening to, very fun gals! Check them out!

Oh, also for those of you who are following the progress on the 4 Seasons Sock and fingerless mitt club, I am sponsoring a contest. If you mention me, my rav name {psst} and your rav name in the special notes of your pre-paid reservation of any part of the club I will draw a name from every 20 people for a free box bag. This is also retro active, just send me a message if you already reserved your spot and I will add you to the list.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Officially having SSS

That would be Second Sock Syndrome.

I am in no hurry to cast on my second Bandelier sock.... I finished my first India Sock and not sure I am in a hurry to cast on the second for that either. I may just finish up some hats and Christmas stockings first.

Pictured is my India sock made from what I think is Knit Picks Bare dyed in "Iron Man" colors by a Karma Yarn Swapee over a year ago. I decided the colors reminded me of India, and I liked the simple lace pattern in Wendy Johnson's "Dead Simple Lace Sock" pattern.

Charlotte wanted to be in the picture. :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

delaying the inevitable

I worked on clue two most of last night, just thinking I really need to get some christmas stockings done. then this morning, I still need to take a shower before I go get Yvette from school, but I had to finish clue two on my mystery socks!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

where does the time go?

This is the Felicity hat I made with my leftover lettuce malabrigo from my February Lady Sweater. I like it. It is so artfully modeled on Plain Jane my mannequin head. :)

I started a group for the bandeleir socks it is the bandelier socks KAL group on Ravelry.

here is my first sock


I am not sure how I feel about the yarn, or the pattern, the finished product is cute. I still have to weave in all the ends, and start the second sock, but I am taking a break because I got so frustrated.

I also started the mystery sock for sock knitters anonymous it is a Nancy bush sock I am currently working on clue 2.

here is clue one

Clue 1