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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Rhinebeck Report

What a great weekend! We had a wonderful bus trip down sponsored by Saratoga Needle Arts.
The weather was cool but the sun was bright! I had my Ravelry button on and I was ready to go. Tracey and I started to wander through the displays and within 10 minutes I was stopped by someone wanting to know if I was Lisa! She is a fellow Raveler on the She Knits Board and recognized my name. How fun is that??

We continued on from there and went in search of fiber goodness. Tracey was looking for some specific yarn so that was our first task. She found the vendor, but not the exact same shade of yarn. She had to settle for a different color. But it is beautiful!

We saw lots and lots of sheep.




How cute are they???

I was on the hunt for fiber and I found some beautiful roving at the Weston Hill booth. It's a local New York State family farm and the blended roving is wonderful. They were having a special sale - buy 4 "bumps" and get 1 free! Perfect. The blue colors I chose are lovely! I also picked up three bags of silk hankies in some beautiful colors. I'm not totally sold on spinning hankies - your hands need to be very very well moisturized or the silk catches, but I couldn't resist the colors!

We also really enjoyed the displays of knitted items and yarn as well as the demonstrations of rug hooking and weaving. Rug hooking seemed to be the up and coming craft this year. We were utterly exhausted by the end of the day!





And finally, Mark turned 50 yesterday! We had a fun cake!

Friday, October 17, 2008

RHINEBECK RHINEBECK RHINEBECK!!!

It's that time of year once again! Going to Rhinebeck tomorrow!!! Taking the bus put together by Saratoga Needle Arts! Planning on lots of fiber goodness, watching the sheep dog trials, good food, and lots of beautiful animals!

I've been spending a lot of time over on Ravelry at the Completely Pointless and Arbitrary Swap group - what a crazy bunch of ladies - and some terrific swap opportunities!

The spinning is coming along nicely. This is a picture of the final bobbin of Louet merino that I've been spinning on and off for about a year. It's pencil roving, so no prep needed. Just pull it out and start spinning. This is going to be my first Pi Shawl. I think.



This is just a fun little hank that I put together. I plied the remainder of some Hill Country Yarn (the yellow) from a pair of socks with the remainder of a skein of burgundy handspun. Just to see what it looked like! Maybe this will turn into a little striped scarf . . .


Now - where did I put my Ravelry pin - got to find it before tomorrow morning!!!