Monday, November 1, 2010

Gearing Up

Mark your calendars.  This coming weekend is the inaugural of Fiber Festival of New England.  Fiber enthusiasts in New England have been binging all fall.  This event is the icing on the cake.  Dirty Water DyeWorks will be there vending in booth 424 East.  If you're in the area, stop by and say hi.

This means a short, busy week tying up loose ends before I hit the road on Friday.  All of the dyeing is done.  Now to label everything and pack up.

I finished knitting and blocking another booth sample.

Yvaine is complete.  Shown here in Dirty Water DyeWorks Bertha, colorway Seaweed.

I added one stockinette/seed stitch section to the pattern recommendations.  Then I knit the garter border until I ran out of yarn. This design has just enough texture to add interest without detracting from the movement of the colors.  

The combination of design and yarn creates a garment with beautiful drape.  This is one soft, comfy shawlette.

I had made a deal with myself.  If I finished Yvaine, I could cast on another Pogona.  But I've been distracted by another booth sample.

Pogona will have to wait.

We had a wonderful weekend full of celebrations.  The party continues with Day of the Dead.

A time to honor and remember those who have passed before us.


Karen said...

Hi! Love the shawl - great in that yarn.

The fellow teaching Spanish at our school always had a Day of the Dead celebration - sadly he is retired, so once Hannah gets there she won't have the experience. And right when I came up with a great idea for sugar skulls!

The display at the Harvard Museum of Ethnography (one of the ones down the hall from the glass flowers) is really impressive.

Knit on!

Taos Sunflower said...

Your Yvaine is just gorgeous. I am always interested in patterns that show off multicolored yarns. It clearly is a great way to show off your yarn! Awesome.