Thu, 13 October 2011
Hey, at CFR, we get the Federation guys on shore leave. I'll bet they can't say THAT about Rhinebeck!
What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle: Finished: 4x4 Sweet Artemis Socks, made in SWM from FatCatKnits, colorway is Sweet Tortie. They are a joy to wear! So soft and squishy!
Sweet Tortie Socks for LG--made from the same handspun as the Sweet Artemis socks. I did one top-down and the other toe-up. I am now a top-down knitter by choice!
Still in Progress: Socks for Miss CorrieThe time has finally come....to knit for the teacher!
The untouched Noro Kuryon vest
TwinFace's 2011 Holiday Afghan, themed after the Third Doctor of Classic Doctor Who. I am so closed to finsihed!!
Petal Shawlette. Still on the needles because I found my xerox of the pattern AND bought a lovely pattern sleeve and magnets from Slipped Stitch Studios to manage it and a fantastic row counter from RKsmom to manage the stitches themselves.
Dizzy Blondes: There was much frantic fiber purchaing at the CFR2011 booths by Yours Truly. I may not need to go to Stitches.... I finally finished all 4 ounces of FreckleFaceFibers' SWM in turquoise, purple mix. Not plying until I at least finish one knitted or crocheted project for the holidays. Strategy: Angry does not fix the problem.
Something I Really Like: Vibram Fivefingers TrekSport Shoes
Blather: CFR2012 is in the planning stages. Still finishing the last details of CFR2011. Running in my new shoes, losing my lunch, and generally returning to whatever normal is for us here on Rancho CogKnitive.
Sun, 9 October 2011
LOOT!! No, seriously, some of it will go to the next Mother Bear CAL/KAL this winter. My thanks to the donors, gifters, and vendors!
The vendors: (In no special order)
Lex's Designs (We got Lexicom of the Yowza! podcast to sell her first patterns here. Remember that when she's famous and swamped by crochet-junkie-followers!)
Freckle Face Fibers (Maker of the Official Colorway these past 3 years; Nicole, head designer at top)
Tally's Project Bags & Stitchmarkers (Our own Ferengi!)
Jamie's Metalworks (Yeah, he does a GREAT Will Riker imitation!)
BeeMiceElf (Lovely Laurs with her lovely products! What would we do without her?)
Wolfe Farms (That is their AWESOME prototype new spinning wheel design in the 2nd picture.)
Alpenglow Yarn (Bringing us luxury and American-raised! And the awesome Curlie who taught me about shoes...)
StashyMama's Fiber (why, yes, I DID buy out that big roll of fiber at right...Ann's goodies are always worth it!)
Slipped Stitch Studios (Laura brings the pattern sleeves and magnets that we all crave!)
Ranch of the Oaks ( Bitte, Mette, I want it all! Friendly folk and our most local fiber mill, to boot!)
RedFish Dyeworks/Weavers Outpost (Selling like mad, as always! And Sandy and Elf keep me laughing!)
There will be more! But this posting is getting too long!
Wed, 5 October 2011
The first pair of handspun socks are finished! On to some for the BT...
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What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle:
Simple Scallops for Twin's birthday! Such a great pattern, as always, and a simply gorgeous yarn--Jojoland meloday SWM.
4x4 Sweet Artemis Socks, being made in SWM from FatCatKnits, colorway is Sweet Tortie. First sock is finished after the knitting...well...attacked me...
Still in Progress: TwinFace's 2011 Holiday Afghan, themed after the Third Doctor of Classic Doctor Who. *wheeze*
Petal Shawlette. Heading for the frogpond, I am pretty sure...
Dizzy Blondes: 2 ounces of FreckleFaceFibers' SWM in turquoise, purple mix on the bobbin.I still am not finished this.
Strategy: Never put off until tomorrow what you want to do today.
Something I Really Like: Kindle Free for All
Blather: I celebrate the big 51, get a solo and some lovely new draperies. Whew, the party gets wilder every year!