Monday, June 25, 2012

Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Festival

Oh, the yarn and fiber were everywhere. Beautiful hand dyed skeins of sparkling, soft, yarn surrounded us. What more could a knitter, crocheter, spinner ask for.

Lovely Llama

Moe and her felted bag entry. Her's was the best (can't help it, I thought it was).

Of course, I didn't come home empty handed

fun, fun, fun

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New Panda Bear Crochet Pattern

After making mohair teddy bear for over twelve years, pandas were still my favorites so I'm not sure why this pattern took me so long to create, but he's finished at last.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What's New in June

This month...besides being hot and dry, June has kept me busy and of course, I'm surprised it's almost half over. Reminds me...The Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair starts next week. Hubby and I celebrated our nineteenth Anniversary this week (wow, writing that, made me feel old...older). We took a mini vacation and headed to Door County Wisconsin. Water lovers, shoppers and golfers, Door County is for you. Don't worry knitters and crocheters, there are some great yarn shops there as well (my favorite is Spin in Sturgeon Bay). Besides all that, Door County is loaded with lots of great places to eat.  If you like pizza, you'll want to stop by Wild Tomato in Fish Creek for some delicious wood-fired pizza. My sister in law (you know which one you are), makes great homemade pizza and Wild Tomato was almost as good. Enough with my little Door County review.

Here's what's new this month along with a few of the things I have on my needles or in the making (and hope to be making).

Beautiful Opal Yarn from Red Sock Yarns, Fish Creek, WI 
(time to start some socks) and a sweet bird from a friend

Rowan Tweed, free color work wristlet pattern from Spin of Door County

 Working on Knitting Pure and Simple Cardigan (for me)

 Classic Elite Verde Colle Seed (loving it, from Elgin Knit Works), 
also need to mention, I'm hooked on my Addi Turbo Circs.

 Of course, I'm working on more then one thing at a time

 Debbie Bliss (oh Miss Debbie, you are awesome) Cardigan (for daughter)

 I'm a paper freak by the way, and have to jot it down or forget it. 
New Ecojot spiral notebook, went with whimsy this time

Played with paper this week, not for long, but long enough to turn a 
chipboard arrow into a sweet birdhouse tag

 Vintage find, sure didn't need it, but it sure makes me happy

Yorkshire suitcase made in the USA