I hope that you all had a great Memorial Day weekend! I sure did since my family was up north. I had the whole glorious weekend to myself! I ran with scissors and everything!!
I had an idea and it’s been bumping around in my brain for a bit and I finally just went for it and did it. Here is the result….
Now mind you, I just grabbed some dye that was at arm’s length and started to play. Now I can’t stop!! This would make a beautiful Zuzu’s Petals and I have our new sport weight, Yankee Clipper. A perfect pairing I do believe!!
These lovelies will make their debut on June 7th at ArtFest LaPlata from Noon until 6:00. There is even a tented area next to me for all you knitters, just bring a chair.
The dye pots are calling……see you soon!
I have been missing a pair of Signature Needles for quite sometime and on occasion, I have lent them out….I can hear your gasp from here….and I check with the people to whom I would have lent them and everyone said no, they didn’t have them.
I looked thru (insert sad face here), several project bags that have housed project I either no longer love or have kinda forgotten about…it happens. No dice. I even looked in the “bigger” bags that I schlep all the little bags around in (I’m in danger of becoming a bag lady), still nothing!
I came to the realization that I would just have to replace them and that I exactly what I did a few weeks back at MD Sheep and Wool. As predicted, I found them today, under my bed in a project LONG forgotten. So, now I have a fixed 3 and one of the new Interchangeable 3’s. But what I really needed was my US Size 4, and then I couldn’t find that only to realize I was knitting with it.
In other news, I am busy getting ready for a small festival on June 7 and I am excited because this year I will have the grid wall and the yarns will be displayed as they should be displayed.
I will also be introducing our new Sport Weight yarn, Yankee Clipper! All good things.
I’m off to set the house straight as I have made a big mess looking for stuff.
It was a joy to knit. I love Romi’s attention to detail! Her charts are sheer perfection!
I made this with Yankee Dyer Yarns, Yankee Sole II in Chap My Khaki’s and Chai Latte and I dyed them myself.
Do you see the Owls peeking out at you! What a fabulous addition to the design. And then the bind off.
Pretty Picots add the perfect balance for this shawl. I loved knitting in as well as blocking it because nothing beats the magic of blocking!
If you haven’t experienced a Romi design, please do treat yourself. It’s such a great journey!
If you like these colors and are thinking you might like to make one, please visit my shop, The Yankee Dyer, and I will hook you up!
I am wearing this Object of Affection to a wedding at the end of June. Perfect for a late day, outdoor wedding.
In other news, we are up to our neck in basil. I see lots of pesto in my future.
Did you know that you can make the pesto and freeze it in ice cube trays and use it all winter. I throw it in homemade spaghetti sauce, meatloaf and toss with veggies.
Have a wonderful and happy weekend! See you next week!
Describing something that has been hand knit a “finished object” seems a bit irresponsible and slightly disrespectful of something that someone has made with their own two hands. I hear by dub thee, Objects of Affection! I think that describes things much nicer.
My friend Paula finished her 2nd Rockefeller by Stephen West….and I tweeted about it and directed it at Mr. West and sure enough, he favored the tweet. High praise as he is a tough guy to get to acknowledge a tweet. Think of all that he gets, it must be crazy pants.
Paula used Yankee Sole II in Sherwood Forest and Ink! A show stopper for sure!!
Next up is the lovely Ms. Cindy and her beautiful Leftie my Martina Behm. Cindy also chose Yankee Sole II for this sassy knit. I also tweet this and it got some love from its sweet designer. I love how Cindy styled her lovely hand knit!!
I couldn’t be more thrilled!!
PS: I finished the Mystery and it needs a bath, blocking and a photo shoot and then there will be a blog post.
I hope that you all are well!
It was lovely this past Sunday and my family and I enjoyed the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival quite a bit. I love Sundays as they are less hectic than a Saturday visit plus you get to see the Sheep to Shawl contest and auction.
I really enjoyed the sheep…
Love this face!
I also loved all the yarn bombing! The knitters were busy!!
My purchases were things that I have had my eyes on for the last few years. One is a beautiful water colors of a ewe and it’s baby. It is titled, “Mom, I am tired”. I forgot to take a photo because I tucked it safely away. There is a lovely woodworker there and I purchased a beautiful darning egg. My other purchase was a replacement of a Signature Needle that I let someone borrow and sadly can’t remember who, but it has yet to show up and basically it’s my bad and problem solved.
Another exciting thing was that I got to meet 2 of my Twitter friends!! This is Maureen on the left and Ginger on the right. I am the one in the middle. They are both as lovely as they are on Twitter. Maureen is from Canada and came just for Sheep and Wool. Now that’s a committed knitter!! Ginger hails from Maryland and she is a pistol!!
I had the ribbon chips because you just have too!
I am posting this on the fly as it is knit night and I am looking forward to seeing my friends.
P.S. I started the picot bind offf of my shawl but had a moment of doubt and stopped. I checked with the powers that be and I was right, so onward I go.
It’s that time of year again here in Maryland….Sheep and Wool time, that is. I usually go on Saturday, but Sunday is a bit more laid back and I love to bring my boys. Fun for all I say.
I have nothing on my wish list this year. I may have to replace a Signature circular needle that has been misplaced. What I love the most is being surrounded by others who love the wool and all that goes with it. It’s fun seeing everyone’s knits and chatting with other fiber enthusiast.
I will share the fun with you next week.
Sorry about the lack of posts, it’s been crazy here.
Have a wonderful weekend.