Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Where do I start?

I made it to the HUDSON RIVER STITCH and Spin over the weekend, sufficed to say,
TU FIBER BLOG and ROWSRED (she who organized it) covered it better than I.

However I spun full tilt boogie on Phaedre






















I still feel that I have got nowhere as the fiber I am spinning is
40 WPI!!!!! Not quite gossamer but getting damned close.

I did get a chance to drag my previous fiber out into the light
540 yards +/- ~ of Spring Green colorway by SEEKAY
Merino goodness..















I already have a pattern, she who spins is getting
another lovely scarf, lace of course.

Oh, one more thing.........

My workplace has something vaguely related to fiber.

As in the former business........



















HUYCK FELT Co
after a few mergers and sales (research paper here SAGE COLLEGE)

I've always sorta known I'd wind up in a fiber mill...
My first job was refinishing Wire Stitchers

and a stitch is a stitch......

Friday, June 19, 2009

Time for more projects.

You all know about the next set of socks that
I cast on, right?















Knit Picks tweed essential
I love the feel of this yarn on my hands
I can't wait until they get on my feet.

and I am spinning this....












CORRECTION it's shetland,

This came from http://www.missbabs.com/

Finally I cast this on this afternoon...


It's a charity project for the RED SCARF project
Pattern is here

This is for aged out foster children who are in college
or vocational school to give them a red scarf for
Valentine's day and to show support that, yes
there is someone who cares......

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Troy Night Life

For what it's worth, there ain't much unless you drink.
Even then, most of those places are hardcore dives.

Yet, there is one place that can be counted on
time and time again.....


Yeah, I am a sucker for the "Upstate Soft cone" the $2.00
treat that kept us going and driving from one stand to another
when were utterly broke when we arrived here.
Yeah, Corner Ice Cream is still the best Followed closely
by Jumpin' Jacks

Snow Man sadly is not in the running.. but still places in the top 20

This place is located on 5th Ave in the 'Burg, open 'til 10:00

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yes, it's been too long or WTF it's JUNE???

Okay, you got me, since I last posted, I finished this

Merino from SeeKay Colorway "Spring Green"
I loved working with her fiber.












Took you to work to see what my desk really looks
like.















and rode my bike to Lock 2 of the Erie canal

(There is NO lock 1!)










I also went to the Woolgathering at Thatcher Park

I am short of words this month because I have been
relatively silent and more contemplative as of late.

I have been spinning more and knitting less
I have become enamored with Corriedale roving
and seem to purchase it every chance I get.





















A nice brown that I am going to blend
with another bit of the Cory Cross that is from
Tina to see what happens.

That's all for now, as I said, summer is close
and I become word-less.

Until next time.

Computermechanic.