Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Fiber Stuff

Hey! How are ya? So glad you stopped by. I hope you find something interesting here. Please leave a comment to let me know you've visited. Be sure to check out all the creative and crafty peeps over at Wisdom Begins in Wonder too.

I have my papers together for the tax man appointment today and I'm oh so glad to be done with that little chore. (hopefully they won't have to call me 50 times with questions before they're done)

My knitting failure this week is a hat that I really don't like (on me)...will probably frog it and make something else with the yarn. I knit this whole hat twice...once on size 8 needles (too small) and once on size 10.5 needles (still too small). Not sure what's up with this pattern but the sizing is wak! It looks great on Heddy who has a nice long narrow head but she is certainly not representative of me. Don't you love the yarn though?


My first commission sock (of what I hope will be many) for Rita's festival season samples is finished. Isn't it pretty? The yarn is oh-so-nice and I love the pattern...I believe this is the third time I've knit this sock pattern.

Looking forward to starting the next sock tonight. The pattern is Riff and the yarn is fabuloso! (it has Cashmere) stay tuned for progress photos of that one.

It's shearing season so Paula and I will be heading up to Hillside Jacobs in Sparta tomorrow for the Jacob/Shetland/Columbia sheep festivities. I'm not planning on purchasing any fleece (really, I'm NOT!) but if I happen to run across a nice fleece grown by a pretty lady named Jennifer I might have to bring it home...this is some of what she grew last year...
and in the "lack of anything better to end with" department here's a couple of Pug photos. Enjoy!
 Rena and LittleDog
Time for wrastlin' in the office

Have a great week! Be sure to do something fibery. Thank you again for stopping by.

12 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

I wish I could give advice on that hat because it looks great. Is it a bulky yarn?

Congrats on commissioned knitting. I look forward to seeing Rita's booth with all of her new yarn and fiber inspirations using your samples.

Kathryn Ray said...

Maybe the hat would be good for a kiddo?

I like the sock... gonna go check out the pattern. :-)

Natalie said...

I have yet to hear of a sheep festival in my area, but there are a couple of alpaca open houses next month and the one after that I plan on attending...and if I "accidentally" come home with some fleece, as I am starting to learn to spin, well then, so be it :)
Thanks for sharing...and too bad about your hat...it does look lovely on your model.

Voie de Vie said...

I'm not certain what's up with that hat because it's very appealing all worked up. Love the handspun too!

Jocelyn said...

I like the hat -- sorry it hasn't worked out, twice! Lovely yarn though definitely need to make something happily wearable.

Vivian said...

LittleDog can't possibly be filed under "lack of anything better", watch out, he's going to demand his own blog ;-)

The hat looks interesting, maybe it has something to do with the stitch pattern for the poor fit?

Have fun at the sheep festival, even if you don't (have to) buy anything ...

Nichole said...

Happy FAF! Love that yarn... and beautiful socks! Cute pooches too, of course!

fiberdance said...

The hat looks pretty-too bad it doesn't fit-love the socks

Spinster Beth said...

The colors in the hat are very pretty! And I love the pile of batts.

Andria said...

I do like that yarn you used for the hat. Some times patterns are just.....whack! You'll find something better you like to use the yarn with. I love that sock you made, great pattern and colour!

Jess Schleicher said...

Such a shame about the hat. It's pretty. The yarn though... love it. I hope you find another great way to use it.

Sarah said...

I really like the hat, its too bad about the sizing. :( The socks are gorgeous and I just love the pattern.

Here's to more commissions! :)