Category Archives: Yarn

Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival 

Spent the day surrounded by fiber lovers – touching luxurious yarn (at the Dutchess county fairgrounds). The Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival draws thousands of fiber lovers, from all over. There are vendors galore, aisle after aisle of amazing yarn. I’m grateful for gorgeous sunny weather with temps in the 60’s = perfect day!

I bought more than I should but, I’m frugal with my yarn purchase, most of year anyway. 😉 A few skeins, but couldn’t find the Blue Moon “Fire on the Mountain” hank which I need to finish a shawl. Well, I bought another colorway to make another. I also bought some accessories (knitting needles, crochet hook, etc.), earrings, some alpaca socks (for gifts), my annual large basket purchase & of course, a falafel.

Another amazing day surrounded by yarn!!

 

“Extreme Crocheting”

Calling this “extreme crocheting” with an R hook. Next to my I hook the R is huge! This Bernat blanket yarn (acrylic) is super soft and perfect for the ‘throws’ I’m making for charity.

 

 

 

 

WIP on my H hook…

Newborn size vs teeny preemie size…

Crocheting using Caron one pound yarn & Bernat for accent stripes.

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So much smaller than this newborn baby hat
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Making a dozen of these for the preemie hat project of my Stitch & Bitch.

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Knitting pretty…

I’ve made #4 out of 30 knitted washcloths. I’m adding them to my ‘TLC packs’ for my Spring donation to the women’s  shelter. Going to wrap it around a bar of soap.

I’m enjoying using Cotton (Peaches & Creme) and working with the variegated yarn, in Spring colors!! 🙂
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Happy Spring!! Happy Palm Sunday and the start of the Holy week.

Cotton, cotton and more cotton

 

I bought these gorgeous cones (14 oz) the ‘Seabreeze’ goes beautifully with this baby blanket. The striped ‘Limeade’ will make neat wash and dish cloths.

Lily Cotton (hot green) meets Peaches & Creme cotton (Seabreeze)

I decided to make a bunch of washcloths with the leftover cotton. They’ll go into my “TLC packs” for the ladies at a local shelter… along with soap, a toothbrush, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIP Wednesday

Using my favorite cotton making a few dishcloths. Also  on my needles, a cotton baby blanket #GarterStitch
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Together we’ve done a lot…

 

I’ve done a lot of crocheted items: hats, scarves, cowls, lapghans, and fingerless gloves for our charity projects. Added together my Stitch & Bitch donated in excess of 200 stitched items. I am grateful as a group could offer so much.

On my #8 needles today is a sunny, lighter weight baby blanket (for a friend’s baby). I’m using Caron Simply soft for Spring & Easter.

Some days…

Solitude is just what I need… time for “being still”.

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Flip flops Browns, Blue n Cream

My Etsy shop is now open!! Spring is here and Summer on it’s way. These cute Baby Flip-Flops sandals will have any baby styling.

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