WIP & Event: Three little spinners go to the fair

This weekend G, B and I went to the fair to spend our day doing spinning demonstrations. What a delight, there was a bumper crop of attendees this year! Spent all day in the Bunny Barn talking to visitors, and watching the bunny judging. Then running around picking up my competition items.

I must apologize, I realized after I arrived at the fair my camera was at home, and my cellphone pictures where terrible. I hope that one of the others will post pictures that so I can link to them.

Presenting this years winners

I was spinning another Silver Cloud delight, some finger roving with a stripe of cream and a stripe of cinnamon. It spun like a dream! I will post pictures when I get further on in the spinning process.

Meanwhile an update on my Immie Blanket I have wanted to knit a frost flower patterned something for awhile. So without thinking things through, the bright little thing that I am, I started this thinking what a great thing to work on at Knittin club. Ha ha ha, pattern works both sides with repeats of 1/2 the pattern of 4 rows 3 times and the remaining 4 rows 3 times repeat 24 rows 3 times. Ya, I work on this when the guys are tucked up in their beds. However it is coming along and I am enjoying it.

Sorry it is a bit dark, but the flash removed the detail. I am rather happy with this.

This week I’m also back to knitting for the Bazaar. XL Coffee cup sweaters, if you are interested here is the free download. It is my own pattern, so feel free to share it around if you want.

A Coffee Cup Sweater, protects fingers and keeps cup warm, washable and a stash buster!

Well thanks for visiting again, as always a delight to see you. Please stop by and visit our friends at Tami’s Blog and enjoy their WIP’s

FO Friday: 2011 Fair entries are in (17)

The fair entries are in and now we wait for the results. I had planned to enter some baking, however with DH’s carless status, I didn’t want to impose on relatives to dive up to the fairgrounds a 2nd time to drop it off. I guess that will have to wait for next year.  Hope to get up this afternoon to see results. Sad to say that these are the worst results in over 20 years, oh well it is good to participate sigh…

Basket of things for the Fair (edge of hat on left)

Meanwhile here is the basket of entries.

  1. 56-12a Crib afghan (Micah’s Blanky) (Didn’t Place)
  2. 56-13 Tea Cosy  (Didn’t Place)
  3. 56-38 Shawl (Marella shawl) 4th
  4. 56-39 Scarf (Travelling Women) 4th
  5. 56-40 Cowl ((Silk Fountain cowl) 3rd
  6. 56-41 Baby Set, sweater & Bonnnet (5 Hour sweater) 1st
  7. 56-44 Cardigan child’s knit (Grandma’s little treasure)  (Didn’t Place)
  8. 56-49a Headgear knit (sorry no picture, but it is very nice :0)  (Didn’t Place)
  9. 56 50 Mittens or gloves knit (Inside outside upside down) 1st
  10. 56-51 Anyother knit garment (Zoey’s little party dress) 3rd
  11. 56-52a socks  (sorry no picture, but it is very nice :0)  (Didn’t Place)
  12. 56-52b slippers (2 needle slippers) 3rd
  13. 56-75 child’s stuffed toy (Maddox)  (Didn’t Place)
  14. 56-76a Doll Clothing knit (Barbie dress) 2nd
  15. 56-77 small novelty for Bazaar (Purple Monster chunk)  (Didn’t Place)
  16. 56-80 Handspun yarn (superwash Merino) 1st
  17. 56-85 An Artical from Handspun (Horseshoe cap 80/20 Alpaca/Merino) 1st

(3) 1st, (1) 2nd, (3) 3rd (2) 4th (1) 1st Show Special

Total Prizes $29.00

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WIP Weds: Another step forward

Welcome to another Work in progress Wednesday. For those that missed last Friday’s post, I was celebrating my 5,5oo view! I know for most of you that is a drop in the old bucket, for me it was a bit of a revelation. My main purpose for this blog was to use it as a peg board for interesting stuff I find here and there. Much to my surprise it has turned unto something different, more of a social conduit. It seem more and more people find what I find interesting too. I just want to thank all my visitors for stopping by, you light up my day.

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Well another step forward,

From Silver Cloud Alpaca

Step 1: I spun the singles for the “finished handspun artical” for the fair

80% Alpaca / 20% merino singles

Step 2: I plyed those singles

2 ply, 14 wpi, 152 yds

I have been purchasing from Silver Cloud for some time and they are wonderful!

See my Ravelry page for more info.

see next week for the artical!

FO Friday: Is it Friday already!

Welcome to another fun filled Friday!

Last WIP Weds I planned to finish my Handspun Skein, Handspinning for a finished artical, a pair of mittens and a pair of slippers.

Handspun skein: 2 Ply, 1.4 oz Colour Blended superwash Merino Batt from Sheep and Spindle Spuns S, Plyed Z, WPI 14

Mittens: Pattern “Inside Outside Upside Down Mittens” Needles: (4) dpn 3mm Yarn: Black Kroy Sock,  Wisdom Yarns Marathon Socks Seattle and S.R. Kertzer On Your Toes 4 Ply with Aloe Vera Sorry not quite finished :0(

Slippers: Pattern: “The Irish Ewe 2 needle Slippers” Needles: (2) 5mm Yarn: Kertzer Northern Worsted

Handspun Skein for finished Artical: 80% Alpaca, 20% Merino (singles well on the way)

I find your commends very encouraging and appreciate the support you people give me to be more productive and life affirming.

Life has thrown me another curve in the form of a Neurologist appointment tomorrow. I have been treated for brain tumors, and live with another, so I go into over drive with reading and knitting to deal with stuff.  I might just get the 24 things I planned done for the fair!

Since writing this post on Thursday night  life has turned upside down and sideways. My hubby, walked to the bedroom doorway at 5:45 am and fainted on the floor. We spent all morning at the hospital turning him inside out to find out what is wrong.  He has been referred to a cardiologist. Blood work showed nothing and he is recovering but much shaken as are we all. I have known and loved my husband for 37 yrs, and I have never been more frightened in my life seeing him lying on the carpet unconscious. I don’t know you guys, but I do if you know what I mean. So I am throwing this out into the ether. Thanks for being there

9:30 pm update: Hubby doing much better, is having difficulty reconciling what happened to him this morning.  I think that this has been a wake-up call to remind us how precious we are to one another. Do yourself a favour go hug your significant other and tell them you love them!

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WIP Weds: Still working on entries for the fair

Thanks again for visiting my disorganized and frantic corner of the world… after the fair I become rational again.

This weeks object is to finish

Plying the Handspun skein

To spin for the Handspun Artical – This will likely take more than one week. Still deciding what the project will be.

80% Alpaca / 20% Merino from Silver Cloud Alpacas

Make a pair of mittens, the Pattern is called “Inside Outside Upside down Mittens” it’s for sale on Ravelry.com

Inside, Outside, Upside Down Reversible Mittens

Start Slippers, The “Irish Ewe Two Needle Slippers” I found this pattern on Ravelry. I thought they would make a nice Christmas gift after they appear in the fair.

Slippers for the Fair

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