Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Reversible Fingerless Gloves. One down, one to go. I'm knitting the gloves with
The Hill yarn in "Cherry Red." The photograph doesn't do the yarn justice.
And I've got a dozen other things lined up! :)
Monday, May 24, 2010
Hurricane Hill view
We spent Friday morning and afternoon setting up for the festival. Friday night was spent trying out Havala's masterpiece, the "Purltini." Ingredients: One bottle of Pearl Pomegranate vodka, pineapple juice, cranberry juice and lime zest. End Result:
Julie & Marianne at Greenberry House (Dianne is on the microphone in the background).
49 vendors, a warm, sunny day, amazing raffles and the best of friends made the day completely fun, thrilling, amazing and wonderful. It really was "too good to be true." Marianne and Julie, on top of traveling to assorted U.S. cities to get to Sedalia, helping to set up and all of their other hard work on festival day, also gave these lovely souvenirs. Their company was the best gift of all, it truly was, but these were nice surprises.
The light blue yarn is from Sereknity in Maine; Julie brought that with her. The Zauberball was bought at the festival and Marianne gave me the beautiful lavender and sage colorway yarn. Needless to say, I'm "jones-ing" to make socks now.
Dianne gave each of us an autographed copy of Ann McCauley's books, The Pleasures of Knitting and Together or Separate, and Julie brought each of us a copy of "Dreamscape," by her friend and author, Gina House, aka Sleepy Eyes Knitting.
A BEAUTIFUL Nantucket Bagg. I love these colors - - I look at the tote and I think of apple pie. Even the cat admires the bag and has, in fact, tried to 1. ) get in it and 2.) sleep on it.
I treated myself to Woven Gems and David Simpson's Green Dragon yarn. The fiber on the left is 100% alpaca and I'm going to make several pairs of fingerless gloves with it. The Green Dragon colorway is "Ruby Tuesday" and I haven't decided what I want to do with it yet. For now, I'm content to pet it and admire the colorwork.