Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sunset Highway

The countdown to Rhinebeck has officially begun! I finished up my gift knitting so it's time to refocus on my Rhinebeck knits. If you've been reading this blog for a while you've seen my original sweater. It's the Super Soul Cardigan by Mary Jane Mucklestone. I am on the second sleeve and I ran out of the wineberry colored yarn for the color work. So...had to put an order in for another skein.

So what to do in the meantime???

Well, cast on sweater #2!!! 

I had yarn in my stash for Maryland Sheep & Wool. The sweater is Sunset Highway by Caitlin Hunter. The whole sweater will be knit with Backyard Fiberworks. The colors at the top are their merino sock and the bottom will be their American Cormo.

I am LOVING knitting this one. It's quick and easy so far and at this rate I can get it done for Rhinebeck. Of course, when the new yarn for sweater #1 arrives, I may have to switch back and forth. 

I finished knitting a little baby sweater. My neighbor asked me to knit something for her soon-to-be niece. Love a little sweater! So quick and easy. This is the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi knitted with Rowan Lima (baby alpaca, merino, nylon). This sweater is a great last minute gift knitting idea.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What I Want to Knit....

I am always looking for new things to if I could just find the time! LOL. I knit every day. Mostly in the mornings and after dinner is done. So I do get a few hours of knitting in daily, but I still can't get all the knits done that I wish I could. So, I just dream about these knits that will someday by in my pile of hand knits. This might be a start of a Rhinebeck shopping list :)

What have you been drooling over and wishing to knit? I love to see what others are crushing on.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Knitting for Babies

My neighbor asked me to knit a sweater for her soon-to-be niece. 
Is there anything cuter than a baby sweater?!! I love knitting them. They're tiny and quick to knit.

This sweater is the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi
Link here
It's a free pattern on Ravelry. 

I am knitting this with Rowan Lima yarn: baby alpaca, merino, nylon blend
It's a chained yarn and at first I kept splitting it with my needle but then I got the feel for it and it has been smooth sailing. 

Happy knitting! What are you working on?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Weekend Weather

The weekend started off with wacky skies and lightning storms. Then followed with picture perfect weather on Sunday. It was a 10 at the beach and on the farm. Summer perfection for sure.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Random pictures from my phone....

Lot of knitting, chicken antics, sunsets, hand calligraphy and such going on lately.
My cousin is getting married and I am knitting the halo blanket for her. I'm also hand lettering all of her wedding envelopes. She has a very long guest list so it's been a big project! I finished them this week!!! Woohoo! Now to finish the blanket....ALMOST!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Picture Perfect for a Lesson

Can you think of a better place to take lessons? nope. I didn't think so.

As I sat outside last night to enjoy the weather and knit, my sister Liz was holding a beginner crochet lesson on the farm. It was picture perfect for sure.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Basket Making with The Shore Fiber Arts Guild

Over the weekend, Shore Fiber Arts Guild met at our farm for basketweaving.
My mom and sister Liz are members so I joined the table with my knitting and my camera.
The Shore Fiber Arts Guild is a Monmouth County based organization for people interested in sharing their love and knowledge of fiber arts.
They are knitters, spinners, and weavers with a wide range of experience and expertise. They not only enjoy knitting, spinning, and weaving but also dyeing, felting, basketry, beading, crochet, and just about anything related to the fiber arts.
The membership fee is only very minimal (I think it's $15 a year) plus material fees.
For this workshop the material fees were only $3. How awesome is that?! One of the members guided the group and shared her knowledge on how to make the baskets.

For more information about the group or to join, visit their website:

Here are the photos I took from the day....

It's a great group of women and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
After the baskets were done, I pitched in and used the woodturning tool to sign a few baskets.

Thanks to the ladies for letting me sit in and document the day.