Tuesday, September 29, 2009

And the words they say, Which we wont understand

One final note before the month is over (doubtful I'll get to post tomorrow)
Harriet and I were chosen to be "Fiber Artists of the Month" for the month of September..
at Beauknits in Cohoes

Yeah I know, I am a little late for the party.. but there were lots of things going on
including finishing my RED Irish Hiking Scarf.

But here are two window shots.


Sorry, taken when glare was at it's worst!

BTW, there is an offer to buy Harriet's green hand-spun that's on the right side of the pic..

Cool...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Far away, across the fields

Oh a Two-fer, you say

Some projects I am working on.

Luscious Lace Scarf

Which started life like this











and now now looks like this...
























A completely unintended color pattern
that's working it's way across the vertical
pattern....

I mean just look at it!!!

























I am liking the result...

Oh I finally turned the heals of those damned socks
















They became "those damned socks" sometime
in the second month of working on them...

Why did no-one tell me that zero size needles take
forever!!!!????

When at last the work is done....

I have been a very bad blogger. I have dropped down to two posts
or less during the summer.
I have not been resting, I have been busy.. First up..
We ventured (my wife Harriet and I) out to Altamont Fair
and made a bee line to the sheep shed.















While we were there, I got to photograph some
ribbon winning crafts and a spinning competition.




















Spinning with a spindle




















I have to say, I STILL can't
spin with a spindle.. maybe I don't have the touch
for it..

But we can't leave the fairgrounds
until we meet up with friends
and get some FAIR FOOD...



















Deadly to Harriet, FRIED DOUGH
oooh look at that sugary glutenous mass!!!

I also have to look up to the Heldebergs..















Did I forget to mention, the fair always falls on
the HOTTEST days of the year?

No matter... the next day we got to
hang out at my Sister In Law Susan's house...

The Twins were there...

The soon to be Harvard Grad Allison and I
















The soon to be Vassar grad Matt...



















We don't get to see those two often enough!

The Blogless Father In Law, Lester..
with Claire















It was a great weekend.

Stay tuned, next post for Knitting content.