Friday, October 14, 2011

I did it AGAIN!!!!

I was so mad, I could have spit.  You'd think since I made SUCH a big deal out of the last time I did it (pictures, blog etc) that I would pay more attention.  Crazypants.  (if you didn't read the blog post where I did "it" before, look closely and you will see the buttons are placed on the same side as the strap, hence the inability to button it!)

Here is the finished project, re-positioned buttons and all:
It's a sample for The Spinning Room since I will be teaching the class again and since I gave my others away to Benjamin and Michaela.

In other news, I'm so excited about some knitting books!  I just got Wishes and Stitches: A Cypress Hollow Yarn (Cypress Hollow Yarns) in the mail and can't wait to read it.  This is the third book in the Cypress Hollow series and they are fun, light, romantic stories that involve knitting.  I highly recommend!  Rachael Herron has a blog, Yarn-A-Go-Go, which I follow and enjoy.  She writes about writing and knitting.

Also, very, very soon, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's latest book, All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin, will be out.  She is also known as The Yarn Harlot, and you can click there for a link to her blog.  She is hilarious and I will go on and on about her in another post.  I just Love. Her. (She is my blogging idol/ mentor-although-she-is-unaware-of-it)  And she will be at the NY State Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend but not on the day that Paul and I will be there.  I was hoping to stalk catch a glimpse of her and perhaps say hello.  More on the festival after Paul and I get back.

In other knitting news, I'm working on my Boogie vest for the knit-a-long at The Spinning Room:
That is the back and the beginning of the front.  I think I already mentioned I'm using the Ella Rae Chunky Superwash which is lovely and soft and wonderful to work with.  This is for someone-who-will-remain-unmentioned-because-they-may-be-reading-this.  Ha! Bet I got you all thinking it's you.

A couple more things to share:
1) The extent of the foliage in our yard:
Ok, that last one is an attempt to show you that, through the trees, we have a view of the mountains that sometimes we can glimpse some color changes.  Use your imagination - it's pretty!

2) A great quote someone shared with me on facebook:

1 comment:

  1. Great quote - it's a keeper!
    You have a really nice view from your home.
    A blogworthy view.
    The Aviatrix Hat is so adorable and those buttons are so cute. Even if they are unruly and keep jumping to the wrong side of the strap..... :&)