Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Arizona State Fair 2017 Results

I didn't get a chance this year to go see the fair and see how I place.  I did pretty good.  My handspun got 2 first place and 1 second place.  My knitting got a first place and a fourth place.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Rhinebeck 2017

I'm still recovering from it.  Here are some pictures though.

The view from the window of our hotel room.  We ended up staying in Times Square.  This is 40th Street.

We took Amtrak from Penn Station to Rhinecliff.  Here is a shot of the outside in the early morning.  Our train left at 7am.

A view of the Hudson River from the train.  It was a 2 hour train ride and a short cab ride from Rhinecliff.

This is the Mulberry Street entrance.  We are waiting in line to get our tickets.  It didn't take long to get in.

A view from the Fair while it was early and not so packed.  After 12pm, it was crazy full.

This is me and Kathy.  I'm the grey hair one.

 Random shot at the Fair before it got busy.

Another random shot at the fair.

We were gathering in a circle for our Stitch Marker Swap on the Hill.

Basically my fiber haul.  Not shown is the sock blank and bag I got.

I went back before catching the cab to grab these 2 dk weight yarns.  I want to make the Fade Cardigan.

Picture of the Stitch Marker Swap.  I have so many nice stitch markers now.

A view of Times Square.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cochise County Fair 2017

My 3 handspun yarns, hat, and two shawls got First Place!  They aren't pictured because they are on their way to Phoenix for the Arizona State Fair in October.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

It's That Time Again!

Time for County and State Fair.   I'm entering 2 shawls, 1 hat and 3 handspun yarns.  I hope I can get best in show or best spinner for State.  It's going to be hard since I got it 2 in a row already.  Here is a group shot.

The dark shawl is done with my handspun yarn.  It was suppose to be 3 different yarns but I ended up using 6 yarns.  The bright shawl was a shawl I did for a knit along.  I do love it.  It's bright and happy.  The purple hat was last minute.  I had a test knit hat but I thought it wasn't complicated enough.  I love how the cables showed up.  Wish me luck!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tour De Fleece 2017

Well, I only managed 1 skein of yarn and finish another after the Tour De Fleece was over.  My goal this year was to spin at least an hour each day.  I've been busy with sample knits so spinning has kind of gotten left behind on some days.  My usual goal is to spin every day.

My first skein was fiber I got from my birthday.  It was 4 oz of Superwash Merino Roving from Pigeon Roof Studios called Tropical Flower.  I got 275 yards of fingering weight yarn.

Next was 5 oz of SqueeZins from Treadle Handspun yarn along with almost 2 oz of sample fiber.  I got 478 yards of sport weight yarn.

I hope to spin more next year!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Studio Three

Apparently I won a gift certificate last year with my Best In Show Spinning at the Arizona State Fair.  I say apparently because I didn't know about it till late last year.  The gift certificate never came with the ribbon I got.  I finally got a chance to go up to Prescott to use it.  It's about a 5 hour drive if we drove straight up.  We didn't.  We broke up the trip with a stop in Phoenix.  I was worried that we wouldn't be able to go because they are still fighting the Goodwin Fire up there.  Luckily they had about 40% contained before we went up.  We didn't stay long because my oldest suddenly got sick and felt better once we left.  Here is what I got.

The fiber and yarn is dyed by a local dyer about 10 miles from Prescott.  It was great shopping for yarn and fiber in person.  I often have to buy via the Internet since there are no LYS.

Here are some pictures of our drive up to Prescott.  Lots of areas still smoking and burnt near the highway.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Travelling Means Some Knitting Time

We did a short trip and it meant that I could work on some simple knits in the car.  Here is some progress shots.