Thursday, January 29, 2015

Creativity!!!

Creativity surrounds us and here are just a few samples of that!...................













 

Let's all be creative today! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Colors of Spin-In.................................

Do you love fiber as much as I do?  Here are just a few photos from the spinning fibers available at our January spin-in.
 














Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Must Reads?

    While I'm walking the Emerald Coast Beaches of Florida, I'm contemplating what books I want to read in the near future--here is a list I found of books that some say should be read!!  Well, walking on the beach, I'm thinking--I want to read a trashy romance novel!!!
  1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy*
  3. Ulysess by James Joyce*
  4. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville*
  5. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace*
  6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien*
  7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky*
  8. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo*
  9. Pride & Predjudice by Jane Austen*
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
  11. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  12. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov*
  13. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell*
  14. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  15. The Bible
  16. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
  17. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez*
  18. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller*
  19. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte* 
How many of these books have you read or want to read?  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spin-in Treasures!


Every year spin-in hosts many vendors and every year I think I'll take time from my duties as coordinator, but each year, time seems to get away from me.  Not this year!  I shopped!  

This is a sock blank!  I know it doesn't look blank!  
It's from Gale's Art-- I'm going to have fun knitting these socks.  Gale will also have double sock blanks soon--that way you can knit TWO socks at a time instead of ONE!

This lovely Silk roving comes from River's Edge Fiber Arts--it is stunning!  Maybe, it will be a table decoration for awhile before spinning!
And from Ewephoric Fibers I found this Silk & FBL roving--just my colors!
 
This is going to spin like a dream!
And "Phoebe Blend"! Mohair, wool and alpaca fiber comes from Skyloom Weavers animals--nothing like buying locally!
 
 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

And The Party Is Over!

 We go from this packed house of spin-in participants, who have been spinning for 4 days, shopping from 17 vendors, showing off their precious fiber garments and just plain having fun!
To this!  Totally empty room, quiet and just a little sadness--but then there is always 2016.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Oh NO! Another mystery!

This mystery will last several months--how can you resist when you can take your time to do this??  And the pattern is free!!!

Yarn: 1 skein Kells Sport (330 yds) from Three Irish Girls; ANY sport that is not single ply or loosely plied will be fine.
Needles: US 6 (4mm), 32“ circular or size that will get you gauge
Crochet Hook: F,G, or H
Other: 270 #6 beads, beading hook (or dental floss)
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4“ (blocked)
It’s a complete mystery! You don’t know what you are knitting. Each month, January - May, a new piece of the knitting puzzle will be reveled in the K.O.M. River’s Knitting Guild group page.
The KAL is free and anyone is welcome to join us! When you arrive at the group page, chime in so we know you are ready to play and I’ll add you to the participant list.

January:  Here is the hard part: 

Let’s begin: Using the Crochet Chain Cast on, CO 1083 sts.

Yes. Seriously. 1083 sts. You have a month to do it. (well, we don't have quite a month left) It’s not hard, it’s just tedious. I would recommend you place a stitch marker every 50 - 100 stitches, double checking the count before moving on. It makes it easier to keep track and when you are finished you know you have the correct number of sts.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fiddle Me--The Elements Shawl!

Earth Element ShawlI so Love Mysteries--don't you know that by now??  And I LOVE this designer--Fiddleknits.    Sign up for this shawl knit, which begins April 1st--that's plenty of time to get my yarn and finish up other patterns.  Check out the pattern on Fiddleknits designs on Ravelry.