Wednesday, October 07, 2009

What's happening around here....

Sunday my B/N (bookstore) knitting friends and I went to the local Heritage Festival. It was at our botanical gardens and turned out to be a lovely afternoon. We had a bunch of us spinning, knitting, crocheting, and looming. Of course, I didn't get out of my seat much, so not too many pictures of the neat old-timey crafting going on.

Heritage Festival
Looming...or do you call it loom knitting?

Heritage Festival
Isn't this truck neat!! Behind it is a tobacco barn. I've lived down here 20 yrs (yikes!) and have never seen one close up until this day. They look interesting, but the smoke about sent me into an asthma attack.

This is Momma
Heritage Festival
She's 82 yrs old and always knitting or crocheting. She teaches it as well. She can keep up with us youngsters too.
Heritage Festival
This is her daughter spinning.

Heritage Festival
Here's my momma Megan! (inside joke on the momma ;) She helped me immensely in my drafting "triangle". Yeah, I wasn't doing too good and got me straight

Tower Hill
Mucho better...


In knitting news, I'm in 2 mystery KAL's

Through the Loops Socktoberfest Mystery Sock KAL

TTL Mystery KAL 2009
Pumpkin baby! Here's the 2 cuffs of clue 1.'ll see this color around here more in the future ;)

This one...
?? :)
can't talk about it. Other than the fact it's Malabrigo, soft, and red...need I say more ;)


Carol said...

Malabrigo? Yah, what else IS there to say???

Bezzie said...

And it looks like you had great weather for the whole shebang too!

Jo said...

Love the orange socks!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was the perfect day to spend outdoors!
Love the orange socks.

sgeddes said...

The festival sounds fun adn it looks like your spinning is coming along great.

I love the pumpkin socks and the red cables too! Can't wait to see them finished.

Karen said...

That Heritage Festival looks like so much fun!!! All of that knitting and spinning. :) Love the socks too. Mmmmmmm . . . Malabrigo!

MsKnottyKnits said...

Super pictures, Z! Thank YOU for your help with my hat! Iif only I hadn't wasted 24 hours doing it the wrong way, but hey, that's why you're my Momma!

I'm so happy you had your "Ah-ha" moment on Sunday! Isn't it great when stuff just comes together?

weezalana said...

I think you should call it loomitting. :D

I can recognize Malabrigo right off the bat! Which is kinda scary...

turtlegirl76 said...

looming? Do you mean weaving? Looks like weaving.

The mystery socks are looking fab! I need to start mine. Good God. When will I ever get to that?