Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Stitch Along Week 46

Good evening my lovelies!  I am ready to go to bed, so want to make sure I get this up....this week is Parent Teacher conferences, but it is also Spirit Week (yeah, I have no idea who decided that!) Anyway Twin Day was Monday
My student teacher, a fellow third grade teacher and me.....We all love Harry Potter!

Today was Cartoon Character Day...I didn't dress up....although I had some tee shirts, I went with some wooly goodness....
Zuzu's Petals in Freia Handpaints, Zauberball socks in my new, so AWESOME Taos boots....and my upcycled skirt from BHUpcycle....I bought my first skirt from her last year at FFNE...I now own four! (She lives in my town!)

Yes, I'm standing next to the tree that was knocked down by the windstorm on Friday...yep right on top of my husband's truck...
yeah.....almost three years to the date, when the tree fell on the garage squashing my car inside...We have NO trees on our property...they are all neighbor's trees, but an "act of nature" so they are not liable....(two trees....two different neighbors)

So the chainsaw was out, to cut up the tree. The Hubs put it on a shelf, so it was out of the way....and I went to look for something in the tub under the shelf and stood up...and yet, cut my head on the chainsaw...
I had a headache for awhile.....

But in crafting news.........I have sleeves!
They are attached to the body, but I haven't really started on the yoke yet....this weekend....

Tomorrow is Pajama Day (but no parent conferences) I have Owls.......

I hope your week was better than mine...please let me know what you have been doing....


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Stitch Along Week 45

Good Wednesday afternoon...I was home ALL DAY yesterday and kept saying...I have to blog.....yeah...I forgot! I remembered on the way to school this morning....

So how are you? What have you been working on?  I've started a new pair of fingerless mitts, but not sure I worked on anything else....
I have been carrying around more projects than actually working on them....So, please link up, if you have something to share....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Stitch Along Week 44

Okay...what a crappy Halloween.....NYC....I just have no words......I also had my infusion today...well, I was suppose to...two blown veins and going back on Friday...the past two times I've had trouble with it......I don't do well with needles and having to have it done multiple times is very stressful.....I've been home since about 4:30 and I'm just waiting to go to bed...

I did not get my Stash Acquisition Post up on Saturday...I was absolutely buggered.....this weekend is the final festival..Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, MA.  I think this is the sixth year.  I'm staying the weekend with a friend and helping her break down her booth on SUnday...I'll post pics on Instagram.....

So what have I worked on?   a little bit of this, a little bit of that.....let's see what I have pictures of...
Sweater has a second sleeve started...it's father along than this picture....
Finished sock one and started sock two....

That's about it....how about you?   What have you worked on?  It'll be a day or two before I can knit again, because of the blown veins....







Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 43

Just throwing the link up today....Have posted two days of Rhinebeck pictures....yes I have WIP pictures, but they are terrible....so not going to post any....but take a look at Rhinebeck Day 1 and Rhinebeck Day 2

Let me know what you are working on....


Rhinebeck 2017 - Day 2

Day 2's haul....minus one object......so let's get started.....

I went to the MDK pie party Saturday night at Kristy Glass's house.....now, TBH, I didn't know who she was. but then again, I don't watch too many podcasts.....I'll have to check her out.....her house was GORGEOUS!!!! And she had lots of green...THE BEST COLOR!
And look!
There was lots of pie...I had cherry, it was so good!  And I am again in a picture on the MDK blog! I'm sitting in one of the rocking chairs on her porch, in the picture scroll at the top.
A wall of speckles from Into the Whirled!


 This was a crocheted version of the shawl.
I bought a kit for the Blackbird poncho...I love it.....

So I was walking by the author's table and saw a name I recognized....Kathy Shea? From high school?  Yep!  She wrote a book about raising chickens...
So I just wandered most of Sunday...I went through all the barns...I was looking for goat's milk soap, but didn't find a bunch...did pick up a few from here...

The pumpkin smells SO GOOD!  I also got a sheep....
I watched thesheep parade, it was a lot of fun.......but my favorite purchase of the day...was this...
And that's a wrap on Rhinebeck 2017!!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rhinebeck 2017- Day 1

So Rhinebeck 2017 has come and gone (this will be a longish post with pictures).  This year I went up on Friday and stayed in an airbnb for the first time.  Someone I know had an extra room...it was a bargain, $80 for the weekend....but it was out in the middle of  a lot of land and hard to find in the dark.  We were told to find the willow tree.....well it's pitch black, so can't see the willow tree....
willow tree in the morning
The place was charming, a bit rustic, but nothing too bad....and it had some beautiful scenery.

 I forgot to buy tickets before hand, so I had to wait on line..it wasn't too long a wait.... 
I passed the llama corral on the way to the bathroom....so majestic..
Spent some time with some Gotlands....they just have the most beautiful fleece....

Look at that fleece, beautiful grey with almost an auburn.  She said that he is young and he hasn't turned full grey yet....
Then I had to stop by Burgis Brook Alpacas to give Alisa a hug.....and be photobombed by a styrofoam head!  
Lots of people!  It was so packed!  Many people started the day with their sweaters on, but they were quickly shed.....

The top part of the second picture shows just how packed it was.....
My friend, Maureen (whom I usually go with) came with her daughter and a friend, Diane (not pictured)...I met up with them for part of the morning.

Time for yarn porn....


Then I met up with my friend Lori for a bit...we both bought at Spirit Trail Fiberworks..she got yarn for octopus mittens...I got yarn for Beatha
She had to squoosh down pretty far to take that picture..LOLOL
That's Beatha at the top of the yarn...the octopus mitten is just out of the picture on the right.
Lori had to leave after just a bit, so I wandered around by myself. Stopped at Mayan Hands and picked up a couple of things...
The purple bag is made from plastic bags!!!!! It is also Fair Trade and helps Mayan women artists.  The family lore is that my great-great grandmother, Isobel was Mayan.  She was living in Mexico when she met my grandfather.  When I had my DNA done, it did say I was 5% Native American/Mexican.....also my Spanish teacher named me Isabel...so I now have this strange connection to her...I know she had a sad life, but not much else.....


More yarn porn


Loved this double knitted scarf!
I snagged a skein of that light pink/lavendar color from Peace, Love & Yarn...I happened to have my Peace, Love, Yarn shirt on that day, so had to get a skein! 
Day 1 haul:

Sorry, kind of dark.....I may do a Saturday Acquisition Post with hopefully better pictures....the purple fluff in the top left is a pom-pom.....that was the end of Day 1....