Saturday, October 07, 2006

Things That Make Me Happy

1. IMG_1649.JPGFinished objects! Especially scarves! I finished my Kureyon scarf last night, and wore it all day today. If I ever make another one (who am I kidding? I'll make another one), I'll go up another needle size to a US10. The scarf isn't stiff, by any means, but it would be nice to have a little more drape. I'd love to share the colorways I used, but I let Mrs. Cooper go nuts with the ball bands before I wrote the numbers.

2. I made my donation goal for the memory walk. I've already thanked Tammy, but another fellow knitter helped! A big thank you to Amy! I always enjoy the Memory Walk. Next year, I'm thinking of finding out how to get involved behind the scenes.

3. IMG_1655.JPGHalcyon's annual sale. This is this year's haul. Including the deal of my life! See the off-white yarn in upper left? That's 100% cashmere, bulky weight, which I scored for $6.00 per skein! They only had four skeins, and I snapped them all up! I'm envisioning a nice hat that won't make my forehead itch. A first!

4. IMG_1650.JPGFair yarn! I went to the biggest fair in Maine a few days ago, and was delighted to find the Fiber House. I didn't get a picture, but there was a woman there spinning yarn directly from the back of an angora rabbit! I was excited to find some Cormo yarn, but it didn't come in any colors I liked. The yarn in the top of the photo feels a lot like the Cormo did, so I think it might be that. The bottom yarn is blue faced leicester, which is another wool I've been wanting to try. The Fiber building was mostly geared toward spinners, with the bulk of the room looking like this: IMG_1620.JPG

5. Sheep from the eighties: IMG_1631.JPG

I hope everyone else out there is happy! I am at this moment watching my favorite Christmas movie (Elf), getting into the spirit for some gift knitting!


tammy said...

Congrats! I'm so happy you made your goal for the walk.

The scarf turned out great. I'm sure I'll make another one too, I think I'd like to do one in Silk Garden, just for a change of pace. ;) Any excuse to buy more yarn.

Oh, and cashmere for $6.00/skein. Wow, I don't even have words for that. The colours are really nice in the might be Cormo skein, beautiful fall feel.

amy said...

Holy wow, I've looked at that cashmere every time I've gone into Halcyon. Congratulations! :)

I love the scarf. I'm hanging in there on the HP scarf, yours is an inspiration!

Pioggia said...

Those sheep are so funny! Are those knitted sweaters?

Becky said...

Hehe...I love the photo of those sheep. It looks like they're wearing Denise Huxtable's sweaters!

DeanB said...

Hi, we were at the Fryeburg Fair on Saturday (worst possible time!). I talked with Linda Whiting for a while in the fiber building & got one skein of hand-dyed yarn from someone in the craft pavillion who showed me how she had done her sample scarves with a herringbone stitch. Don't have all my pictures on my blog yet.