Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Country Fair & Cameras

My daughter, Andie, and I had a great Saturday morning this past weekend. We went to the Sedalia Country Fair in Big Island, Virginia. While there, we met up with Lara and Linda, spinners extraordinaire, who kindly gave more spinning lessons and tips.

We saw sheep, alpaca, draft horses, and a variety of large and small farm animals. I had no clue that there exists such a variety of chickens (not just Tyson, Perdue et al). We both laughed at our ignorance - - you can take the girls out of the city, but it takes a while to get the city out of the girls.

I had a ton of terrific pictures of homemade soaps and honey, baby rabbits and dogs working sheep. Then, this happened....

No, that's not my camera, but when it broke, it looked a lot like the above camera. I'm going to be pictureless for a bit. The Fair photos were taken by Jim, Linda's husband, who was nice enough to let me borrow them for the blog. Thanks Jim!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Baby Bootie

How's this for a "round robin?" I was Marianne's blog the other day and she had written of her friend, Eric, who is both a knitter and blogger. Curious, I went over Eric's blog and looked around. He and Tony have done some beautiful knitting and one of things I saw was the most adorable baby bootie ever. I followed Eric's link and downloaded the pattern.

One Down, One to Go....

(My camera doesn't do it justice. My husband, who is completely oblivious to my knitting, even said, "That's really cute.")

This is Saartje's Bootee and hopefully, you'll be able to follow the pattern link from me into what I think is Ravelry (not yet having gotten my invitation - -6700 to go!). If you can't get it here, visit Eric's blog. It's a very fun read and his orchids are breathtaking.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Glorious Weekend

Honestly, folks, the weather this weekend couldn't have been more beautiful. The heat wave broke, the skies were clear, and the breeze was crisp and cool! Saturday morning, I threw open all the doors and windows and they stayed open until 8 p.m. that night.

I had a two project weekend and finished both jobs. The first job was to finish a pair of hats for a third pair of twins, Jamie & Emma. In the photo, Emma's hat looks orange, but it's actually a cherry red (stupid camera).

The second job was to mow the lawn and as you can see, I cut it within a 1/4 inch of the dirt. (Repeat after me: No more mowing this year, no more mowing this year). :)

Hope y'all had a great weekend too!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Last Knit & Real Men Knit

Like Faren, I'm seeing how this video upload works. The first video is amusing. The second one, the Real Men Knit trailer, is great! Enjoy....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

More Bowls

The holiday knitting has begun.

Last year, I promised myself that I would have my gift knitting done early. With that in mind, I made and felted five bowls this past weekend. I'm planning of filling each bowl with some kind of treat based upon each person's individual tastes.

I'd really like to knit some gift socks too, but I'm still very much a novice when it comes to socks, e.g. "Do you wear a size 6 to 10 shoe? Okay, I might have something that'll fit you." Personalizing socks to fit is still a bit out there for me.

Pre-Trim Bowl

Post-Trim Bowl

And the other four bowls...

This is a fundraiser to support Betty's Boops.

To learn more about Betty and her blogging friend, Noolie,

please visit Noolie Knits or my link on the sidebar.

Happy Knitting/Spinning all!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sock It To Me Baby

My arse is now two inches broader thanks to Labor Day weekend.
I spent the last three days parked on the aforementioned
body part knitting and finishing socks.
(...she writes smiling & completely without remorse).

Mohamed's Boot Socks (Plymouth Encore/Black)

My Ankle Socks (Blue Moon Fiber/Rolling Stone)

There's still a notable amount of the Rolling Stone leftover, so I think I'll make a second pair of socks with that. In addition to the above, I knitted a red skull cap for my daughter and started a baby hat for a friend.

Hope y'all had a great weekend too!