Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Whew!

Sending out a big thank you to everyone who helped make the 2010 Kentucky Wool Festival fantastic! I think everyone had a great weekend and I know we all had a lot of fun. It was so nice to meet some new friends, visit with some "old" and I saw enough shopping bags throughout the weekend to know we all have some fun projects to work on this winter.

Speaking of projects, I did not get my Jester sweater finished in time (and could have worn it on Sunday!). I had a feeling that might happen, so I wasn't horribly surprised. As I unpacked the trailer this morning, I set it aside in hopes of getting to sit down with it this afternoon. I still have a couple orders to send out though, a few more emails to answer and a beekeepers meeting tonight, so maybe tomorrow...



Besides, if you devote an entire "photo shoot" to your stitch markers (this one looks like he's climbing up over a hill, doesn't he?) as opposed to the actual sweater, you probably are still a bit too tired to be knitting fair isle anyway ;-).



A whole flock of cuteness!



This one's bungy jumping! Wheeeee!!!

I probably shouldn't even be driving tonight, eh?

The brown yarn is my crocheted provisional cast on at the bottom of the body. I had a feeling I might run short of white yarn and need to work some pattern around the bottom. I was right.



The gray yarn is what I'd originally planned for the edge of my sleeves. I think I'm going to rip those back a couple inches as well and work some pattern there too. It will probably tie the entire sweater together better and will also give me a small area to test my patterning.

And an excuse to use more stitch markers!

11 comments:

DayPhoto said...

You are such an amazingly talented person....

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jody said...

I really like the grey edging.

Alice said...

Those silly sheep look hilarious on your sweater! Better keep them away from the real silly sheep!

small farm girl said...

Hey, I was looking for someone to teach me how to knit. Hint, hint. Hehehehehehe

sheepsclothing said...

I really like the grey edging too. And those are the cutest stitch markers ever!

Gayle said...

I AM SO IMPRESSED! I just had to shout that out. I love to "knit". I'll use that term loosely because you are REALLY knitting. A provisional something-or-other. That lost me. Anyhoo, I do love knitting simple blankets, hats, etc. and I love colorful yarn although I am forced into the cheap stuff which doesn't last, but I still have fun anyhow. Maybe someday I'll grow up and be able to do what you do.


Shoot, I'm already grown up. I guess not.

Again..I'm impressed.

Nancy K. said...

I can't wait to see the finished sweater! I've not tried Fair Isle yet ~ it looks intimidating to me. CUTE stitch markers! Isn't it amazing how much fun such a little thing can add to knitting?

When you get caught up, why don't you email me and we can chat about HAS...

I'm planning my Open House for the 30th

Christine said...

I LOVE the stitch markers! Too cute.

junelle said...

I shared *you* on my blog today ~ love you sheep sister!

bj said...

I've heard of the shopping syndrome and even class-overload syndrome from attending Fiber Festivals, but Stitch-Marker Fever is a new one! I can understand, though, with so much cuteness going on. It certainly inspires lovely knitting, too :-)

flowerweaver said...

Just don't let Graham Lamb do the ripping! Glad fun was had by all.

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