Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pumpkin Hat for Ella

My great niece Ella is celebrating her first Halloween this evening with a parade in her town. So, to celebrate this event I decided to knit her a pumpkin hat. I have some dyed wool that I dyed last week at our monthly knitting guild so, without a pattern and a plan I begin to knit a hat. I cast 0n 54 stitches with my #9 double points and "winged it". I turned out super cute and I knitted another for myself (grandkids one day!). I going to try and post a photo.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival

On Saturday I woke up early, 4:30 am to get ready to leave for Rhinebeck. I met some friends from my spinning group The Blue Mountain Fiber Arts for the four hour trip. We had a beautiful fall day with the colorful fall foliage for our ride up through PA and NY. When we arrived I was excited to see all the different items the vendors had displayed and had for sale. I bought some nice fleece and a bit of yarn, knitting needles, a book and a beautiful hand crafted drop spindle. If you get the chance to go to this festival it is truly a wonderful experience. I am looking forward to next year.