last weekend

I went to the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Ft. Wayne, Indiana this past weekend. It was great. Kids had a lot of fun and I bought a little yarn. Pictured here. Gorgeous stuff. I wish that you could feel it. We also went to the book store where I finally picked up Heather Ross's book Weekend Sewing. I bought some Japanese books too to share with the class that I am teaching. Big hit.

Yarn : Misti Alpaca
yds : 108 yds
Color : 707
Lot # : 79229

These are what I want to make from the book (if I ever have any free time this year!)

And of course a kid shot. My son the flag football player. Next year, Monte will play. He is just too whiny for it right now.

On a sad note: the brother of a close friend of ours was drowned on a hunting trip this past weekend. at that time the body was lost down stream. we got word that his friend's were leaving alaska to come home without finding the body. this was very upsetting to our friend and my husband. so they flew out to alask on sunday morning to help in recovery efforts. his body was found yesterday by volunteers. my husband and his buddy are making arrangements today for the body to be brought home. please send you best wishes and prayers out to the Taylor family and hope for a speedy and safe return home for my husband and his friend.



Project : Mobius t-shirt cowl
Needle : US 11
yarn : t-shirt yarn

Cast on 60 stitches using Cat Bordhi's mobius cast on. knit one round, purled one round til ran almost out of "yarn."

amazingly warm. very stretchy. easy way to use up an otherwise usely couple of t's. bought the t's at a rummage sale for a quater a piece. cut into strips about 1/2" wide. connect "yarn" using rag tutorial. i think that i need to make more of these. super easy and mobius is addictive. give it a try folks!

upclose and personal.



Progress on Bliss...

can't see the awesome cables in this dark pic, but the cables are great!

Here is some more yarn from a rummage sale sweater. Orange. 100% shetland wool!

and a zipper!

more thrifting.
cut two t-shirts into 1/2" strips. and wound into a ball.

one orange tee and one black. not for sure about yardage.

this is going to be a mobius cowl in garter stitch out of the t-shirt "yarn". cast on 60 stitches on size 11 needles with a 47" cable. Used Cat Bordhi's mobius cast-on found on youtube.com to get it rolling.

and finally, flint practicing his archery.



I have been going to rummage sales and buying up old sweaters for yarn! trying to be thrifty and cheap. anyway the yarn above is from an Old Navy sweater. it is really soft and is for about a size 8 needle. i have a project in mind that i will share at a later date. the yarn is a wool, angora, cotton blend.

very smooth and soft. splitty though. nice color of grayish navy. using to make the Bliss sweater from French kit. it is going to look awesome. progress pics on it later.

some of my summer FOs destined to be Christmas gifts if i can part with them.

Grown up slippers from Ysolda.

Slouchy Beret by ... (can't remember and can't access rav. from here to look!!!!) sorry.

sour cherries cowl for handspun yarn. yes that is my yarn!! this really is almost too lovely to give up.

and finally. flint. mr. kindergarten himself.

He LOVES school. says they just play all day and that it is great.



well as soon as i remember to bring my camara, i will share images of what has been going on at sneezerville this summer. well some of it anyway.

school has started, which means teaching has started and with 7 different classes this year and a demand to change teaching styles coming from the school... man i have been busy.

hope to have some pics tomorrow. so please bare with me. thanks.