Sunday, September 29, 2013

This weekend

Lots of color!!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

My weekend

Indian Summer

Loan from Angela - THANK YOU!

Hopscotch and Rainbows

Sunday afternoon cuddles
Hope you had a great weekend too! :-)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

On the turntable

Sweater for Haze

Something funky for me

3rd and final mini batt (not the one from last post)
Keeping busy over here at chez Knitty Gritty.  Hope you are finding time to squeeze in some crafting! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Life with Fiber

Spinning another mini batt

Puffing like crazy!

Yarn crafting Swag :-D

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Last 5 puffs I made

A boat load of inspiration can be found in this catalogue

Salut!  Je suis revenue à toi!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Picking up the pace....

 Here are some forgotten puffs that I forgot to take a picture of.  Plus I just finished up a few more that didn't make it into the photo. I also found from a fellow Raveler that if you go to this link, you can figure out how many hexipuffs you really need to cover the world, or just a blanket for your bed...

While Angie was napping I did some puffing and watched a couple episodes of 'Downton Abbey.'  What a nice way to spend a couple of hours.  Hope your weekend is wonderful, even if the Dowager Countess of Grantham has no idea what one is...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A new resolution!

Another FO to show!

I've decided to hold myself accountable for my Beekeeper's Quilt since, I've lost major steam on doing it.  So, I made a mini resolution to myself.  In between each project I finish, I will knit 5 hexipuffs (I was going to do 10 but I realized at number 5, I wanted to move on).  This can be seen as killing a few birds with one stone:  It can act as a palette cleanser in between projects.  I'll be making progress in realistic increments.  I get to use all the sock yarn leftovers and mini skeins I've been hanging on to since I started this crazy project. 

Bam!  5 puffs!

The top picture are some fingerless mitts that I promised to a friend.  The pattern is called Dragon Hands by Caitlin ffrench.  I used Berrocco Sundae.  It's a bulky weight yarn so it's going to stretch a bit for the receiver's hands.  If they don't fit, I won't mind keeping these!  Now on to the next five puffs before I start kicking some butt on my cast-on-apalooza projects!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

So close...up

"Mother Nature's Son"

Here is some of the fiber I finished from my demo at the NYS Fair.  The top is a worsted weight and the bottom is fingering weight.  Details and glam shots soon to come once they both have had a bath!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NYS Fair 2013 Final Post

C'est moi!
 The second Tuesday night of the fair, I signed up to help demo spinning with my buddy, Angela.  I brought my spindle and a few things that I wanted to get done.  My first two hours were spent plying some fiber that I got at the Yarn Cupboard Retreat this past April.  I had a few people come up to me and ask questions about how to ply on a spindle.  I'm always surprised at how many fiber fanatics are out there but how well hidden they are!

Coveting this wheel so badly
 Angela was spinning some fiber she carded before hand on her Kromski Sonata.  She was super spinner demo person extraordinaire and I'm pretty sure she converted a few kiddies to fiber side!

 Once I was done plying, I moved on to some fiber from Burt's Peaceful Valley that I got at the Little York Fiber Festival last October.  I used my spindle that I got at the fair last year but unfortunately didn't get too far since the hook started to come loose.  Good thing I brought an extra spindle!  Plus, Angela's husband to the rescue - he's currently nursing my spindle back to life.  Thank you, Gerald! :-D

 My in-laws came to see me demo for a little bit and took this picture of me and Angela being sweaty spinners!  Haha!

Do you see the Great Wheel in this picture?
 Even though I brought my own equipment and fiber, the Wool Center always provides a ton of fiber to work with.  They even have an Ashford Kiwi to use, which I played with the last half hour of my shift.  I didn't get photo of what I spun but it came out pretty good.  I decided to leave it on the bobbin and have someone continue where I left off with the same fiber or different.

The Wool Center also sells lots of hand made items to raise money for upkeep of the small building.  Their goal is to try and put a new roof on in the near future.  I saw a few people purchase some hats and thought, 'yes, people still buy hand made!'  

 Did you go to a state fair where hand made items were proudly on display? 

Monday, September 2, 2013

NYS Fair 2013 Part deux

Motherhenknits on Rav

Motherhenknits on Rav and blogger!

lindabish and lpwollowitz on Ravelry

juliecazknits on Ravelry

sarajewel on Ravelry

Who's that girl? :-)
Just a few pics of some of the awesome work on display at the NYS Fair Art and Home building.  I took pictures of my favorites, my work, and my Ravelry friend's work.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

NYS Fair 2013 Part 1

Some days, I just want to live on a farm....