Thursday, June 30, 2011

In Stitches Trip

 I used my groupon to In Stitches last week!  I put it towards  purchasing some Noro yarn.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  I LOVE IT!

These 3 skeins are going to eventually become a sweater pattern that I saw in one of those Noro books.  I wish I could get a better picture to show on here but it will be an awesome finished product.  I'm not a fan of the pattern name but it's referred to as YS506 and the designer is Junko Isaji.  I'm want to begin this sweater some time in the fall when I hope to be a bit more confident in making a garment. 

It also looks as if I'm shawl bound starting tomorrow.  Thanks to my most loyal peeps for voting!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June for ME!

Afternoon Breeze Shawl pattern from Lion Brand.  I used Nature's Choice Organic Cotton in the colorway of walnut.  The first time around my hook was too small and the stitches too tight so I frogged the whole thing and decided to use a bigger hook and a more relaxed grip.  I am on summer vacation after all....

Oh and I also did a 1x1 basic rib.  It's a little loose but it's there!  Knitting progress is AWESOME!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A little help from my friends...

Ok, people.  I need a little help about what to make next for my July for ME project.  Where is my June project?  You will see that within the week here and I'm pleased to say that I'm making great progress on my March for ME project.  

So, here is what I'm thinking:

The Klamath Shawl

© Sarah Kukuchek


Neck of the Woods

© Lark Books
Put your vote in the comments even if you aren't a follower or have been waiting all this time to comment on my blog ;-).   Polls will close on June 30th!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Motif meltdown

Here are my last couple of contributions to the motif CAL.

Knitting has taken over my mind.

I find that I can't seem to deal with the motifs...they appear to get a little more annoying to do every time a new one gets posted.  Plus, I'm just not very into crochet right now.  I used to feel bad for those new knitters who dropped crochet like a bad habit..and now i am becoming one of them.  So here it is,  I am breaking up with the motif CAL.  I found someone new...  I hope we can still be friends!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The booty or CNY Fiber Festival Part IV

 Some Alpaca Tweed hanks from A Touch of Twist...
 Soon to be swap gift...

 Two hanks from The Fiber Factory...

And representin' the 'Cuse!  I had to get some roving from them.  Here is the Corriedale fiber in and out of the bag!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Got the pic here.
So, yeah.  I just queued 21 owl inspired patterns to my Ravelry.  You could say that I'm slightly interested in owls at the moment...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

To market

One of my duties as being a teacher is to supervise the cafeteria (other wise known as the loony bin) throughout the school year.  Kids have to ask you to leave the cafeteria to go to the bathroom, nurse, locker, etc.  Then there are always kids that think they have carte blanche and do whatever the heck they want.  Um, excuse me, I am trying to do my job here.  I have done lunch duty for the majority of the time at my school district and I would always get stuck with other teachers that weren't on the same page as me... like following the basic rules of being a supervisor.  Well, I got lucky this year to be in the duty from hell with like-minded people.  In such an unpleasant atmosphere of kids throwing food or straight out talking back to us, it was nice to spend that time with two pleasant ladies.  I decided to make them each a little market bag as a token of my appreciation.  Each were made with Lily Sugar N' Cream in the colorway of Lotus Blossom.  The blue one's label got tossed before this post and after a little research I found it's colorway - Faded Denim.  

In other news, I'm working on a shawl for me, am way behind on my motifs, and wondering which knitting stitch I'm going to try and do for June.

Monday, June 13, 2011

CNY Fiber Festival - Part III


some fiber fondling with my friend

felted goodies

some corn husk dolls
felted alpaca? llama?

felted teddy bear

wool - my first love

Sunday, June 12, 2011

CNY Fiber Festival - Part II

The new mill coming to my city! (sorry so blurry)

Bought some local Corriedale from them!

So curly and so pretty!

Make your own baggie of fiber

Fibery orbs of goodness

Loved how they included a sample of how the roving spins up

Sheep skin, anyone?

Skirting demo

One big ol' sheep!

Nice color from this guy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

CNY Fiber Festival - Part I

Baa!  I'm jealous of the cute baby goats!

Little baby goats

Baby alpacas

Llama - dama- ding -dong!
I'm a very regal llama!
Teddy Bear Sheep (sheep with a smile)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Feeling kinda corporate

My third corporate zombie.  I think I got this guy down!

Bouckville tomorrow for the CNY Fiber Festival!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

May for ME!

 My first knitting project!
 The pattern: Wham bam thank you, lamb!
Excuse the fly aways in my hair.  It's growing out at the moment...

Friday, June 3, 2011