Thursday, March 23, 2017

Works in Progress

I'm so sad that Ginny's Yarn Along is over. However, I totally understand. I've had trouble keeping up with weekly posts and I always wondered how she did it all. 

So in lue of the yarn along, I thought I would post two works in progress photos.

I started this mini-hook punch needle artwork in October. I bought it at Rhinebeck and it has been hiding in a bag for a while. Thought it was time to get it back out and finish it up!
Here is a link to the punch needle set that I am using: Adam Beadworks Ultra Punch Needle Set
I am using DMC embroidery floss and a Q-Snap frame.

Need to finish up the little sheep around the border and the sky. I see many more of these creations in my future! Alpacas in the field....yes. Can't wait to design my own.


I finally decided what to knit with my Purl Soho yarn purchase. You can read about that trip here.
I am knitting the Quadric hat with my Purl Soho Worsted Twist in the Gray Fig color way.
And those flowers...anemones. I found them at Whole Foods and they get prettier every day. I see a Georgia O'Keefe inspired painting in my future.



So that's it for right now. Just thought I would share. 
Hope you are all doing well and finding time to create!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy Birthday!



A day late, but better late than never!!!
Yesterday was my mom's 60th birthday. As Chase liked to point out, that's almost 100!!! Too funny!

Happy birthday, Mom! We love you!!!!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Yarn Along: Ironheart Sweater



I knitted up this sweet little sweater for a farm customer. SO CUTE! It's the 1-2 year old size. It was a quick and fun knit. I used Cascade Pure Alpaca (2 skeins) in a pretty light tan color. I still have to seam up one underarm and block it.

The proceeds of this book go directly to Against Malaria Foundation. The book was a gift to me by my buddy Joan. Thanks Joan!!! 


Joining along today with Ginny for the weekly Yarn Along.





Friday, March 10, 2017

Snow!


In like a lion and out like a lamb. That's what they say about March right?
 Well, March looks to be right on par.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and warm. Looks like it's going to be a COLD one!

P.S. The farm will be closed this weekend. See ya next weekend, March 18th!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Yarn Along










Hello! Happy Yarn Along Day!
Joan and I decided to give Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator Socks.
We are both "newish" sock knitters and still trying to figure out the best pattern for our feet and what we like to knit. I don't love knitting socks, but I do like wearing them and there is a certain satisfaction of finishing a pair.
No matter what the outcome, we have fun knitting together and laughing.

The other knit I have in the works is the Ironheart sweater from the Heart on My Sleeves book.
I'm making the 1-2 year size for someone that comes to the farm. 

I don't have a book right now. I need one!!! I finished Swimming Lessons. I really liked it but the ending is left very open ended. I didn't mind it, just curious to read what other people thought about it. Any book recommendations???

Happy knitting!
Joining in with Ginny for the yarn along.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Visit to Purl Soho
















































For the past two years, Broadway tickets have been the big Christmas gift for my middle kiddo.
He and I head into the city for sight-seeing, dinner and a show. This year we attended A Bronx Tale the Musical as a part of Kids Night On Broadway. Kids under 18 go for free with a paying adult. What a great and affordable way to see a play! We decided to take the entire day off of school and work and go up to the city early. We had Soho on our minds and the weather was excellent so the plan was made and Soho it was! And you know what's in Soho right???!!!!! PURL SOHO! I have never been and my son said he didn't mind going with me. 

I was so excited to be there. It's just as I had pictured it. Seeing items from their website in person was a big thrill. The space is beautiful as are all the displays and projects. The yarn stretches high up to the ceiling in all colors. It's stocked with pretty fabric and notions. Everything was perfection. I oohed and ahhed over everything and my son laughed at me. Overall I was probably only there for half and hour. I could have spent hours. I ended up buying two skeins of Purl Soho's Worsted Twist in the Gray Fig color way. It's soft and beautiful. I almost bought a pale pink, but Garrett thought the other one looked better on me. Well, to be honest when I asked him which one looked better on me, his response was, "I don't know much about fashion. I just pick things to wear that aren't dirty." Yeah...that's a boy for you! But he did like the gray purple, so that's what I chose.

We spent some time walking around the city, enjoying a wonderful dinner at Becco and then enjoyed the show. It was a great day that I will never forget.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SOCKS......



Socks....I'm not the biggest sock knitting fan. It's A LOT of stitches for something that will be in a shoe and not on display. Yes, I like the way they feel. I like the satisfaction I feel when I put on a pair of hand knit socks. I do admit that it makes me happy to wear them. But the knitting of them....that's still up for debate. I suffer from second sock syndrome for sure. It's kind of like sleeves, fingerless mitts, it's that SECOND one that I don't feel like knitting! But when my friend Joan wants to learn a new technique and I'll knit anything with her, I'll cast on a new pair of socks. We are trying out the Susan B. Anderson sock, Smooth Operator Socks.

Going to give this new heel construction a try. And my girls are up to full egg production. Yippee! Love their eggs. Nothing better than those rich orange egg yolks for breakfast.

Have any of you knitted this sock? Wondering what everyone thinks. 
What's your favorite sock pattern?