Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rhinebeck Artwork Winner!

You guys.....I was waiting it to be officially announced on the NY Sheep & Wool Festival site to announce here that I won the artwork contest for 2019!

As some of you know, I have been the runner-up twice before so I am over-the-moon excited to have been chosen as the winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a giant thrill for me. Thank you to everyone that voted for me!

How many days till Rhinebeck 2019??!!!!! AHHHH!!! Feels like forever!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fair Isle Yarn Along

A few years ago I took a fair isle color class with Mary Jane Mucklestone.
To read about that experience, click on this blog post. It was so much fun and I ended up with a pair of fair isle wrist warmers. I've worn them many time over the years and I have also used them as examples when teaching my fair isle classes.

My sister Liz celebrated her birthday last week so I asked her what she would like me to make for her. She requested her own fair isle wrist warmers. So I dug out a few of her favorite colors from my stash and got some on the needles asap. (She'll be getting them late...but it took her 8 months to finish my birthday it's all good and fair)

I'm enjoying this beautiful copy of Vogue Knitting. It was gifted to me by my friend, Joan.
It was so thoughtful of her and I will treasure it forever.

What are you working on these days?

We Love You Too!!!

Perfect timing for Valentines Day...

We were voted the Most Loved Place to Go by Hulafrog readers in Southern Monmouth County.

We were chosen from a large list of places in the area that are family friendly.

Thank you so much for voting! We love you too!!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Weekend Shenanigans

Last weekend I spent some time with knitting friends. We went to my friend, Paige's shop, Frame & Fiber in Point Pleasant, NJ.  I had a great time at her open knitting, meeting some new friends and seeing some familiar faces. Paige's shop is wonderful. She has a beautifully curated shop with frames, fabric, yarn, pottery, prints and of course her personality makes the shop even more wonderful.

We picked out the custom frame for my Carnegie Hall performance photo. It's taken my long enough!!! I will treasure it forever.

I did some cooking over the weekend too. I've been roasting a whole chicken every weekend lately. We eat some for dinner and then it ends up being chicken salad or part of another meal for the next few days. Super simple recipe. Fill the chicken cavity with half a lemon, head of garlic, poultry herbs, another lemon half to keep it all in there. Sprinkle top with salt, pepper and some herbs or seasoning of choice. I like to put it in a pan with carrots, onions and sometimes potatoes. Cook for 1 1/2 hours at 425. A voila. Perfect chicken.

I made some more progress on my Kirwin sweater. I'm really enjoying this project. It's easy knitting but challenging reading the charts. You have to adjust it as you go. It's an intermediate to advance project.

And we also had a really fun time playing Shut the Box. We played this years ago but my sister gave it to my husband for Christmas and we are all having fun playing! It's a simple game but lots of fun.

Hope you have a good weekend! Enjoy the OLYMPICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!