Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Welcome to the family.

Her first day with us.

Meet Stella, the newest addition to our family. Sadly, this dog has a lot of fur and probably won't need handknits - not like that will stop me.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Scenes from Wednesday night knitting.

Again, the quality is bad with the camera phone, but here are some photos from knitting tonight:

That's the new sock, but not the actual color, which is more blue, not purple. The yarn is Claudia's Handpaint, "Walk in the Woods" colorway. The needles are Brittany birches, which I am loving except for the shortness. I like short needles and all, but these are sort of ridiculous at 5 inches. Unfortunately, they do not make 6 inch needles like my beloved metal Inoxes, so I may spring for the 7s, and then complain here about them being too long.

According to Jenn, the pig-walker walked by before I arrived at B&N, but SJ and I got there in time to see our buddy, 40 guy:

firefly and Montana - thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments! Oh, and you, too, carrie and SJ! firefly - have a great time at Belhurst and enjoy the wineries and the weather! FYI, Finger Lakes Fibers is in Watkins Glen :)

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Back to the grind.

We're back from the Finger Lakes, and our trip was amazing. We had perfect weather, the wineries were great, we saw some gorgeous waterfalls, and our inn exceeded my wildest expectations. Mark was kind enough to take a photo of me modeling my new socks along the shore of Cayuga Lake:

So, Mark and I have been to the Finger Lakes several times, but I never knew that Interlaken, NY, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, was the home of Schaefer Yarn. We've probably driven past it a dozen times. As we were driving through one of the lake towns, I spotted a yarn shop called Finger Lakes Fibers. Mark was good enough to indulge me so that I could check it out:

The shop owner had labeled all of the local fiber and yarn as such, and I spotted the mass quantities of Schaefer Yarns with the local tags:

I had a nice chat with the owner about the yarns, and left with a pretty little skein of Anne that caught my eye as soon as we walked in:

Other than that, I am just tickled pink that it is finally autumn. I look forward to these few months all year long. Knitting-wise, the only thing that I have going at the moment is (another) Noro hat. I'm still plotting my next project, but the odds are currently in Anne's favor. Mark and I will be traveling again over the upcoming weekend—to a friend's wedding in New Haven, CT, so I am going to need to have some good car knitting on the needles for that long drive!