Always a great time up at the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. This is 5th year going …I always have blast. We carpool up there with some of my Stitch & Bitch chicks.
We go early, walk a lot, chow down a yum falafel & shop, shop, shop!
On my hooks: Spa cloths ( using Lily Sugar & Cream yarn) using the half double crochet, the double crochet and moss stitch. I’m eagerly awaiting my Knit Picks order of their cotton yarn. I ordered light, Spring time colors like Peapod & Blush.
A local Mall is looking Springy with a really huge display of these Orchids…beautiful!!
I had to remind myself to breathe…just breathe as I watched the elections.
I am grateful to be able to practice my hobby of Crochet. I brought out my Christmas colored yarn and stitched like crazy making these.
Something good came out of that night after all: Christmas baby hats – for a local Hospital maternity ward.
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!!
With all the craziness going on in this world I’m grateful for my hobby of Crocheting/ Knitting …it helps keep my restless hands busy and anxious tendencies in check.
I also use some of the helpful practices given (below).
Working on a few charity projects, these prayer hearts will be sent to women who are grieving the lost of an infant (2nd and 3rd trimester).
This turquoise baby blanket is for friend’s newborn baby boy. I love working with this cheerful color.
Simple practices that help:
With a lot of craziness going on in our country, and the world, I gladly turn to my hooks and needles to create inner peace.
Summertime = more colorful ☺ cotton on my hooks & needles. I’m still whipping up cute girlie headbands. I’ve added another charity cause for girls with Craniosynostosis. One of my friends sends care packages, a few times a year that will be added to care boxes they send to families. So, I have decided to do some of these for them as well.
Newborn size vs teeny preemie size…
Crocheting using Caron one pound yarn & Bernat for accent stripes.
So much smaller than this newborn baby hat
Making a dozen of these for the preemie hat project of my Stitch & Bitch.
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.
Weather permitting, I expect my weekend to include a picnicking, outdoor concerts and firework shows. I will be carrying the usual goodies and wearing my birthday gifts (cuff and bracelets, in pic) and patriotic colored items from my closet.
Hoping to also get a lot more Crochet done, baby items and small cotton items. It seems that I’ve been doing a so much in the same color: Aran/Ecru/Creme. I want to go for a rainbow blanket next!
Have a great 4th!!
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What’s on my hook this week are two more Laps–ghans (from our Valentine’s Day project).
Loving using size K – I can whip things up a lot faster with this large crochet hook.
The ladies of my Stitch & Bitch are working a Valentine’s Day project making Lap-ghans for the Veterans at the Montrose Nursing Home.
So, this is my work in process – I’m using a K hook, chain 89 (working the length across) for: 27″ x 44″. I’m doing a hdc with dc on the border colors.
The weather is just gorgeous…cool, in the 50’s – perfect for brisk walking. After a good walk I settled in for a day of hobbies. I’m working on fingerless gloves, in homespun yarn – so soft and fuzzy.
Making some for charity, Midnight Run who help the homeless. Others I will sell. Another WIP (work in progress) is this Cowl in Pink, Homespun)
I got a late start getting my crock pot loaded – this is an easy peasy no-fail soup!
Potato, Broccoli & Cheddar Soup
30 oz. (approx 1 1/2 lbs) of shredded potatoes
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 frozen box of broccoli
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese
6 cups of water or any broth (I used water and it was yum!!)
1 t. salt
1/2 t black pepper
Literally dump all the ingredients into the Crock Pot
Add 6 cups of water/broth
Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours
The New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Me and a bunch of fiber friends (my Stitch & Bitch ladies) drove up on Saturday. The weather was just perfect. It was sunny and cool enough to enjoy walking around the large fairgrounds. Driving up along the country back roads was equally beautiful, farms of cow and sheep along the way – very tranquil. The foliage was in peak season. There were a number of large Pavilions where yarn vendors and everything related were for being sold. Smaller vendors stalls outside were easy to navigate – even with the crowd! There were large “barns” of animals including Sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Vicuna, and Rabbits. We watched a Sheep shearing and saw stalls of beautiful fuzzy BAH noisy Sheep – so adorable!! Food booths were pretty routine as far as festival food goes. I found a Falafel stand, Aba’s – the line was long but well worth it. Both ample seating and bathroom facilities were conveniently situated throughout the grounds. God willing I would love to go again next year!!
The start of the Fall Season, all things Pumpkin and Fiber. Look what I’m making!
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