Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Maryland Sheep & Wool 2014

Seriously been awhile...again.

This past weekend was the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.  Otherwise known as my yearly yarn buying extravaganza.  :)

I bought way way too much again.  I had high hopes of not getting a ton but that flew out the window as soon as I stepped foot in Miss Babs booth.

Here is my haul from the weekend

The top two are my haul from Miss Babs, then Verdant Gryphon & I FINALLY found some Wollmeise!  I couldn't believe it when I saw the sign.   I was bummed last year when I found out it was there the day after I was there.   I had no clue they'd be there this year, apparently it was someone's stash from an estate sale.  Let me say, I'd have loved to have whoever it was stash.  OMG. I couldn't imagine having that much yarn let alone that much Wollmeise!

My fiber from Loop.  My original intentions were to buy mostly fiber this year in order to make myself use my wheel I bought at a previous sheep & wool.  That didn't work out so well.

Finally two paintboxes from Fiber Optic.  The picture doesn't do these colors justice.  Just wow.

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Few of My Recent Obsessions

Things that I am currently addicted to....
  • knitting ALL the things...seriously. I can not stop knitting.   I have started at least 4 projects in the past week.   In my defense I have finished two of those four things.   We won't talk about all the finished projects that still need blocked....

  • Dexter.  I'm not really sure HOW I missed this show when it was on but I did.  I must have been hiding under a rock somewhere.  I do not recommend binge watching this show.  After a Dexter marathon this weekend, I went to Walmart  and for a split second I thought Dexter's FBI tail was following me when I spotted a Lincoln Crown Vic driving behind me ;)

  • Reading ABOUT knitting.  Seriously, if I spent more time actually knitting I'd have a lot more stuff done this week.  I can not stay off of Ravelry

  • Downton Abbey.  I'm so excited its time for season 4 to air in America!  I have episode 1 patiently waiting on my DVR for me.  I can't wait to have more time to actually watch it.  Of course I'm also participating in a KAL (knit a long) from Ravelry while watching this season ;) 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Knitting in the New Year


How did it go from August to January once again?

The holiday season seems like it was here and gone no time.   Every year I swear I'm going to focus more on doing the little things and it never happens.  It seems with shopping, decorating,  still keeping up with school, sports and work it never happens. 

Now that we are finished with the rush of the holiday season, I have refocused on getting some knitting finished.   It's only the first full week of the new year and I have already finished not 1 but 2 projects!  One of them I can't post about here because its for my knitting group gift swap.   

This one however, is one I just decided to do after doing a Ravelry search for a pattern for the yarn I had.  

Its not the greatest picture, it was hard to capture the different colors in the yarn.   It was such a quick fun knit, I will absolutely be doing it again.

My main knitting goal for this year (as with last year) is to finally use up the majority of my yarn stash.  I don't have a CRAZY amount of stash yarn but I have enough that its starting to bother me.