Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blogging in between vacations

I just got back from four days in Kingston, Ontario, where I was visiting friends. The fiber-related part of the vacation was a visit to the very charming Rose Haven Farm Store in Picton, the largest town in Prince Edward County (not "Island") which is a large peninsula between Toronto and Kingston.

When I asked for the most local yarn in the shop, the owner pointed to this grey wool

saying "That is from my sheep. In fact, it's the sheep on the left on that card." So I bought the card, too, as well as a hank of very soft alpaca from a farm near Kingston.

I loved "the County," as they call it up there. It was beautiful and green, with lovely farms, all against the blue, blue backdrop of Lake Ontario.

And now I'm off to another agricultural wonderland, with a blue watery backdrop: Santa Cruz County. Ah, summertime.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


OK, no excuses.

I have been faithfully moderating my groups on Ravelry, and reading friends' blogs and favoriting projects and patterns. And knitcheting; uncharacteristically, I have two projects going right now. One is a summer version of Gallivant in the bamboo nylon sock yarn I finally found.

And one is a new design, riffing on the leaf increases in Green Thumb

It's on US size 3 needles, so it's not booking along.

And, I'm not sure where the impetus came from, but I found that I had to sew a skirt today. I even used some rickrack from my trim stash!

(It's not actually that yellow.)

No promises, but I'll try to update this once a week in the future...