Monday, April 27, 2015

Connecticut Recap

I'm off and running this Monday morning after a lovely Saturday in Connecticut.  I have several pressing deadlines in the next few days (why are they always clustered together?), so this post will be brief.

Saturday got off to a chilly start.  I should have noticed the frost alert warning on my phone, but I was too busy with booth details to pay attention.  


The bright sunshine was enough to make me forget about the temperature.



Sheryl from Spin-a-Bit had some lovely batts.  I was tempted.  If you want to see for yourself, she'll be at Maryland Sheep and Wool this coming weekend.




People often ask if I have my own sheep.  No, but I think I could manage this kind.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth.  It was a pleasure to chat about yarn, projects and colorways.

We're getting ready to wrap up another month, and that means it's time for the April giveaway.  Leave a comment and include your Ravelry ID. What are you knitting these days?  Is there an interesting pattern that's captured your attention?  Are there any spring fiber events on your calendar?

The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of Dirty Water DyeWorks yarn - winner's choice.  The contest closes on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

37 comments:

rurallyeverafter said...

With the warmer weather upon us, I'm thinking about fingering weight sweaters and excited about RI Sheep & Wool at Coggeshall Farm!
Christine (Rav: iownapaint)

Anonymous said...

Right now it's all about dishcloth design in cotton and a delicate shawl in lace weight mohair blend. I loved your colors and shawl patterns at CT Festival! Wish money were no object!

Vanessa (Chocomoose542)

Lee said...

Oh I'm in way too deep with numerous projects! But that's what makes it fun to be a knitter, right? Thanks for the chance to win!
Mamagiff on ravelry

jensimoneau said...

Looking forward to my knitting guild retreat in June and have shawl projects lined up. They're great for a cool evening breeze or too cool AC.
jensknits on ravelry

The Knitter-Learner said...

I'm making semi-matching pink-and-brown v-neck sweaters for a pair of sisters I know.

pomaflah on ravelry

Jean said...

So looking forward to the Maine Fiber Frolic this year and checking out your beautiful yarns again. Loved the Wisp which I purchased last year. Right now I'm plugging along on an Aran cardigan for a friend. I'm jeand on Ravelry.

Sarah D said...

I'm knitting the shawl "sugared violets" and just cast on the sweater "on your toes" I'll see you at NHS&W. (LilyD on ravelry)

NicoleS said...

I'm not knitting much at all these days - work is still getting in the way. We do have a new person now, though, so once the training progresses a bit I should have more time.

I have a couple of pairs of socks on the needles right now, but my next project will be for a baby; the exciting news of the month is that I'm going to be an aunt!

NicoleS on Ravelry

Cherie K. Fischer said...

Getting ready to knit the reverb shawl with yarn I purchased on the NJ Wool Walk. I am york109 on Ravelry.

amy said...

I'm working on baby things, lots of baby things. Just finished a springtime cardi and a blankie, plus my travel around socks under progress. (dopeyams on ravelry)

Margot Schips said...

Not much time to knit these days, working overtime a lot this month. Looking forward to NH S&W next month! Still need to knit my Ruby tunic for which I purchased yarn at last year's festival!

Rose Kelly said...

Knitting gifts most often these days.... Washcloth sets for bridal showers, a shawl for Mother's Day and a sweater for a grand.

Kathy in Alaska said...

As usual, I have so many things on my needles at the moment! The one that is getting the most attention from me right now, though, is a circular pi shawl I'm knitting as part of a KAL in Ravelry's Wollmeise group. It's the biggest lace project I've ever tackled, and I decided to add beads, too, to make it even more of a challenge! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy (akbooklady on Ravelry)

Yarngiraffe said...

I've been knitting mittens and mitts. Not so useful for warm weather. I'm looking forward for shawls and trying some warm weather materials like linen. Think I might try strathcona for my next pattern.
Rav: yarngiraffe

Shari W said...

I AM MAKING THE POP SPOTS SHAWL FROM LOOP IN LONDON !

rav id dash900

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annie said...

Working on a sweater for my little grandson; a gradient shawl for my daughter (with beads!); and a scrap shawl MKAL; also baby hats/ bibs for a local charity.
Looking forward to the MA Sheep and Wool Festival in Cummington, MA Memorial Day weekend.

My Ravelry id is Beadgoddess.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on a beautiful shawl for a test knit, full of stripes and lace, very modern and wearable. I cast on my first pair of toe-up socks the other day, and am playing around with that for fun. The yarn is a self-striping, so I'm letting it do most of the work for me. I've got two SQs of yarn coming my way, for some lovely summer garments to keep my needles happy. I've done the only pre-planned fiber thing I do already, as Rose City Yarn Crawl happened in March. I may look for a fiber festival though.

I am ktsmurf on Ravelry.

cookier293 said...

It's all about the socks for me. I've been trying out different constructions, afterthought heel, eye of partridge heel, etc. searching for a favorite. No spring events on schedule for me, looking forward to Rhinebeck in the fall. Rav ID-cookier293

Cathy in Va said...

I have my mojo back and doing shawls. Just got a pattern called Aspen Leaf by Dorothy Siemens, that looks very interesting. I really like the way she charted it.

Kelsokatie - ravelry

Artsnance said...

I will be heading to the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool in early May. It will be my first time at this show and I am looking forward to finding you there, I have been dreaming of your gradients since I saw them at SPA this year. See you soon, Nance. (Ravelry ID Artsnance)

C2 said...

A new granddaughter means lots of baby items, at this moment a blanket for her, and a herringbone linen cowl for me.

Anonymous said...

So many projects, so little time
Knitting Carrot & Beet socks, market bag, beaded bracelet
Wish I lived in the northeast to attend all the fiber events! Hope to travel to Rhinebeck in Oct.

Petalpusher (Rav.)

Christine said...

I'm working on some handspun socks I spun up and need to finish my Joker and the Thief shawl.

I live in Maryland so will be attending the Wool and Sheep festival both days. I have a friend flying in from CA!

Happy Spring!

BellyLaugher on Rav

yardsailor said...

I have a baby dress on the needles, Lucy and a scarf/shawl called Lichen. Both projects will come with me to a knitting retreat this weekend at Purity Springs Resort in NH. Put on by Ana Campos, Toil and Trouble. So you know I will need more yarn.

beth jillette said...

Oh I so wish there were some fiber events nearby AZ is not the knitting capital. Hope to get to NH this summer

Biscottibeth @ ravelry

Kim Berman said...

For spring, I'm finishing a pair of socks (Pipkin) and a sweater (Iced), hoping to have them to wear before the weather gets too warm.

I'd love to do the wool and yarn tours with you, I'd be happy to work the booth! Too bad my job won't let me.

MomOTwins on Ravelry

Tia said...

I'm finishing up an adorable baby sweater for a friend, and the Hamsa Mitten pattern even though we're heading into summer...yikes!

I'm excited to start the Tranquille crocheted shawl next, I think it will be a nice, simple break from stranded knitting and I love the colors I have picked out for it (a rich oceanic blue and a pale gold).

Sadly there are no Spring Plans. There's the Ouessant sheep to visit this Saturday, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to make, though I want to!

Ravelry ID: NovelTea

Judy11 said...

Jut about to come back to the knitting after oT for the hand. dying to get some time in with the needles and hoping the ands cooperate and work okay. Great to see you in CT! Rav - Judy11

LD said...

Enjoyed seeing you last Saturday and the opportunity to increase my stash! I'm busy knitting away on my Gnarled Oak cardigan before turning my attention to accessory knitting for the warmer weather....

Linda (CtDuclin on Ravelry)

HannahA said...

PamelaMR on Ravelry--socks.socks, socks! Patterns and multi-color stripes. Finally think I'm getting past "single sock syndrome"!

Kristi said...

I have 2 alternating projects on needles at the moment...Stars and Moons Shawl by Audrey Morris and a Lush sweater by TinCanKnits. And both happen to be blue! But about 20 others are on needles if what's in my thoughts were reality...

(AinsleysMommy - Ravelry)

Denise Engel said...

Finishing the Darkside Cowl. UPspinner on Ravelry.

Lisa B said...

I'm knitting socks, socks and a few more socks. My favorite pattern is Sideswipe by Kate Gilbert http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sideswipe but I'm thinking about trying Stitch Surfer by Louise Robert http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stitch-surfer. Sadly there are no fiber events in my future.

Thanks for the giveaway -
lisabarrett on rav

Anonymous said...

Moving from Milwaukee to Clearwater FL this weekend, so I absolutely have summer weather on my mind and warm weather accessories! I hope to do some spinning and dying. And knitting on the beach sounds lovely.
pgngrl on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Spinning more wolf fiber, so I can make more lace scarves, and starting to give the llamas their bubble baths before I shear them. Looking for more lace patterns that won't get lost in the incredible "halo" of the wolf fiber!

NanaJen said...

I have had an obsession with shawl patterns lately. I am just finishing "Nurmilintu" by Heidi Alander. My next projects will be 2 pairs of "Moonkoosa Boots" by Tiny Owl Knits - for my 2 beautiful granddaughters.

As for fiber festivals...I would love to go to one, but there aren't any close to me. (RavID: jaydawnrn)