Friday, October 21, 2016

Rhinebeck (week 120)

Where were you last weekend?

I hope you had a chance to spent time at the Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY

I didn't go to the actual festival this year, but there was plenty of fun to be had at the Knitting Garage in Rhinebeck and at Jill Draper's in Kingston.
Let me share some picture :)

My Milton Shawl was finished just in time to display before the festival started
Lots of fun events at The Knitting Garage.

The store is ready set up and full of great yarns...

...launching The Knitting Garage Yarn (hand-dyed by Leah) .


Great sales attracted the crowds.
And a VIP appearance of Stephen West and Malia "Penelope" Mae

Stephen was a good sport letting us take selfies :)

And would you believe it:  All along I was working on my "Doodler" by Stephen West
One customer even brought her cat.

Then on to Jill Draper's even in Kingston (do you see who else is there?!).

This pattern caught my eye (the sweater has side seam pockets!!)
GREAT QUOTE (another one of Jill Draper's creations)!
The raffle drawing on Sunday morning.

The happy winner.

It seems like the fun never ends at The Knitting Garage.  Here is Julibeth with Amy from Pom Pom (one of my favorite magazines).

Friday, October 7, 2016

Socks (week #119)

Both pairs are finished !!

 and I am ready to wear mine next week in Rhinebeck :)

I think there is a little secret to how I was able to finish these so quickly; well, actually two:
  1. By now I know my preferred way of knitting socks so well that I no longer need to consult my notes. Hint:  If you want to get to that point, too?  Take one of my sock knitting classes.
  2. By adding a stitch pattern for interest, I was not thinking along lines of  "one more row", but rather "one more repeat" which in the case of these socks translates into 8-16 rows (for the dancing cables pattern) and 4-8 rows (for the twice broken rib pattern).  So, I truly got moving in leaps and bounds.
Tony's socks
For more information on these socks, click on the link below the pictures for my notes on ravelry.

My socks