Saturday, July 26, 2014

The County Fair & A Blue Ribbon

This past Thursday some of the family went to the Monmouth County Fair.
We had a great time and I thought I would share some photos.

We had to park far away and then ride the shuttle over to the fairgrounds which was a school bus and Chase was so happy!!! He got a kick out of riding on a bus like his brothers.


Lot of fun seeing all the animals, 4H displays, a great band and lots of dancing by the little boys, funnel cakes of course and a Blue Ribbon for my knitted shawl.

It was a great evening!!!
(my knitted shawl is the Juneberry Shawl pattern by Brooklyn Tweed and the yarn is Miss Babs)

The fair is still going on until Sunday so head out if you are local!
You'll have a great time.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yarn Along, Birthday Zoo Trip and Farm Fun

Hello! Happy Wednesday aka Yarn Along Day.
I'm going to bombard you with photos. Sorry. You've been warned.
A lot has been going on around here lately and I wanted to share the fun!
Joining in with Ginny for the Yarn Along Fun.

So here goes....
Knitting first.
I am on a "finishing" role! I knitted away all week and finished up my Pendulum Scarf.
I named it, Strawberry Fields because of the colors I chose.

I also finished up (well....kind of finished up) my Follow Your Arrow Mystery KAL Shawl. 
This was left very neglected for months in my bookshelf. So I picked it up to start again and had zero clue where I had ended. I knew that I was just about done with Clue 4 but no idea what row. order to finish it without totally screwing up what I had already done, and to keep the shawl to one skein of MadelineTosh, I just did a garter edge and casted off.
So, it's Clue 1-4. No 5. Oh well. So it's blocking this morning in the warm weather.

Yay!!!!! NEW PROJECT! I love new projects. Since the day the BT Kids collection was released, I've been aching to get one of these sweaters on my needles.
I felt like Chase just HAD to have a new sweater. I also thought it could fit him all winter and then be passed onto Wade and Grant. I am using Beaverslide Worsted Yarn in colorway Glacier Shadow.
I started last night and I'm cruising right along.

This is the Wyatt sweater by BT Kids.

And this is not new knitting, but I just entered it into the County Fair.
Opening night is tonight but I am teaching a knitting lesson so we'll hopefully be headed there tomorrow. I always love the Monmouth County Fair.
The animals, tractors, farmers, etc. Just plain old fun!

This shawl is the Juneberry Shawl from Brooklyn Tweed.
I dropped the shawl off on Monday and it was fun to see the behind the scenes set up.
I snapped a few "before" pictures.

More pictures from the week...
My youngest boy turned 3 this week. We celebrated with some cupcakes on his bday and then a trip to the zoo a few days later!
Turtleback Zoo was great!!!!

We have also had lots of fun outside farm time.

Sorry for the photo overload!
Hope you all have a great week.
I also want to wish all of our blogging friends that are headed to Shetland for the knitting trip of a lifetime!
I'll be anxiously awaiting all of your photos!