Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday and Yarn Along Day!

Joining in with the knitting world to share what I am knitting and reading right now.

On my needles are two projects:
Riverflow, an easy fun bias striped scarf/wrap. It's knitted using some fun techniques that give it a pretty waffle texture. I'm more than half way done and really enjoying it. 
Finishing up the solid white part, then I'll add in the teal blue.

I saw this sweater, Illas Cies,  knitted up in the Bare Naked Wool booth at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I fell in love with it. I ended up buying yarn from Miss Babs, Yowza in oyster color way.
I casted on this weekend. It's definitely not baseball field knitting. It's concentrate at home knitting for sure. But it's beautiful and I can't wait to wear it.

I just stared the book, Reconstructing Amelia. It was recommended to me by a few people after I put a Facebook post asking for good book ideas. So hopefully it's good! I'm only a few pages in so I don't have an opinion yet.

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things
What are you knitting and reading?

Monday, May 9, 2016

Maryland Sheep & Wool 2016

Once again, we packed up the car and headed down to Maryland for a girls weekend.
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland on the first full weekend in May. It's a beautiful area filled with rolling hills, farms and quaint homes. The sun came out (for the first time in a week) and we enjoyed the scenic ride to the fair.

It's always nice to get away with my sisters without our kids.
We decided to hit up our favorites first. Sweitzers Fiber Mill is always a favorite. I love their yarns, soaps, lotions and most of all their adorable girl, Lilly! Lilly is the cutest little girl that dyes her own yarn. She can't be more than 7 or 8 years old and she's awesome. A true natural fiber girl.
That's Lilly in the pink shirt posing with her hand dyed yarn.

I found this booth and it was a new to me company. I loved everything about it!
Boho Chic Fiber Co. Loved her set up, yarns, mugs, prints. Everything was beautiful and I picked up two skeins of her yarn.

We made a stop at Miss Babs and it was late in the day so we actually got to take our time and see all the beautiful yarn and chat with Miss Babs herself.
This was the Maryland Sheep & Wool color way. So pretty.
I ended up buying Yowza in the Oyster color way with a sweater in mind.

(Miss Babs and Andee)

Once again, I had a great time spending the weekend with my sisters, sheep and fiber.
It was a really hard week last week. Sadly, I attended two funerals. One was for my oldest friend's father who lost his battle with ALS and our Uncle Butch, who lost his battle with melanoma.
It's easy to forget how fragile life is sometimes and a week like we had really reminds you that it's important to enjoy life and take the time to do the things you love. 

I can't wait to knit up some beautiful new projects with all my new yarn. 
I'll enjoy my coffee from my new hand made mug, wash my hands with hand made soap and remember the good time I had with my sisters and the sheep.

Sisters Road Trip to Maryland

Three sisters enjoying our annual trip to Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.
Thankful for these two little sisters of mine.

We had a great time. More pictures to come....

(from left to right: Andee, Leanne, Liz)