Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter Quiet: Reflect in the Stillness

Clear your head, problem-solve, gain perspective, or just groove on the season!

Fiber Conquests
Mayflower Vest
---on hiatus (as well as
EZ's rib warmer) due to the start of the Shawl Collar Vest Class @
Instructor Annie Foley is excelle
nt---learned several tips/tricks already. Vest's cables start in the ribbing (I haven't done THAT before). Need to knit up to the armholes by next Sunday's class! Time to get cracking!

SOCKS!! Check it out:
Rockin' Sock Club by Bluemoon Fiber Arts!! Yay! How did I miss THIS for 6 years?!? Please let me NOT have Second Sock Syndrome during this!!! Sorry, can't post pictures of yarn as some participants may not have received their shipment yet---I promised not to be a "spoiler."

Riverstone Cardigan by
Mandy Moore
Up to the armholes on the body--this part is 'resting' whilst I work on the arms which will be joined eventually with the body. Stay tuned!

Still working on the Pinebark Hood!

Started a crocheted hat from my hands
pun ragwool from my sheep. Pattern: Crocheted Seamen's Cap by Beth Hall. Download the pattern free at The Seamen's Church Institute cares for the personal, professional, and spiritual needs of mariners around the world. Founded: 1834.

Alpaca!! 2009 clip is done and delivered!! John, owner of the alpacas, surprised me this we
ek by showing me a hat he had knitted (on a round peg loom) from the yarn I had spun. 'Back to the land' at its best!

Northeast Fiber Arts Center

Felt Boot Kit......

and Fitzwolle Slippers Kit
What's happening on the farm?

are getting grain on the frigid days (when there's a minus sign in front of the number). Grain is crack cocaine to sheep---get out of the wa
y when administering.....

Mr. Squirrel
@ the bird feeder.

Buddy survives a trip to the vet and is surviving his medication regimen! Thanks to all the vets and vet techs of the world and all the good that they do! :-)

Sleeping on the Job

Anesthetizing children can be a say the least.


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Until next time.........stay warm, go play in the snow if you have some, and be kind to other folks.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Warm Woolie Weather!!

Episode #3 is Live!
Getting out during the winter---to stave off Cabin Fever, I'll be taking the Shawl Collar Vest class at WEBS in Northampton MA starting this Sunday, J
anuary 23rd. Looking forward to knitting up this Meg Swansen design from her book, Handknitting. Check out other WEBS classes:

Camp KIP: Check it out----a knitting retreat sponsored by Jackie at KIPing it real Podcast. Day passes still available. I'll be donating a sweater's worth of yarn from my own flock of sheep as a a door prize. Find Camp KIP at:


Knitting: Work continues on the Mayflower Vest despite a disconcerting needle faux pas!

EZ's rib warmer knitting up in handspun:

Crocheting: Riverstone Cardigan by Mandy Moore featured in Interweave Crochet Magazine Winter 2010 issue. Loving it!

Also: check out Pinebark Hood by Shannon
Mullet-Bowlsby. I'm making mine in KnitPicks
Gloss, color: Fedora.

Finally, made two of the Blooming Hat by Robyn
Chachula from the Mission Falls goes Crochet
booklet. Stunning little hat do
ne up in 7 different
colors with texture.

Spinning: Alpaca clip from 2009 almost done---yay! Onto 2010 clip which was processed by Zeilinger's Wool Mill.

Also spun up some ragwool f
rom Robyn and
Dugel's fleeces.

Felting: not much done on this front. New kits in the future.

What's happening on the farm?
Robyn's epiphany----Robyn learns how to eat in a flock of sheep who are not fond of him!
Feeding frenzy----watch your knees while feeding these ovines!
Rabbits----more protein needed for a small-ish babe
Bentley the SNOW dog!!
Birds: welcoming the sighting of a male cardinal!

Sleeping on the Job: Do you talk in your sleep?

Yammer: Sunflower Yarns
Fiber arts by Amanda Dahl
check out the DK, fingering/sock, sport, and worsted weight dyed yarns (formerly NH Knitting Mama) She's on Facebook and Twitter too!

In the news this week: Tuscon, AZ shooting rampage. Thank goodness for the miracle of modern medicine, but REALLY, should it be THIS necessary?

"It's important to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking to each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds." -President Obama

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So until next time, keep your needles, hooks, and wheels humming; be kind to other folks and I'll talk to you soon!