Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yarn Along ~Destash

I've been on several missions lately. One mission has been to finish photographing my newest vest and cardigan patterns. A combination of a heat wave and Tiny's insistent to photo bomb each picture have made me realize why I pay models. Oh and I was easily distracted by a rum bucket drink at dinner last night and lost track of time and the sun set without me getting any pictures. Maybe today I'll finally get the pictures done.

Another mission I have been on is to use up my stash before Rhinebeck. I can't wait for Rhinebeck!!!! This year we will be camping up at Rhinebeck so I will be there ALL weekend instead of a day trip. I am so excited!!!!  Since we have gotten home we have been getting as much beach time in as we can before school starts.  Even if it is just for an hour or two a day. It is nice to take a break from work and go play on the beach for a little while.  The temperature has been beautiful at the beach and I've actually been able to get a lot of knitting done there!!!! Keep that shore breeze coming!

The first shawl I have photographed is still in the works. I have made it with my handspun Loop Bulls Eye Bump and cormo. I purchased the fiber at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I have to spin up some more cormo to finish the next part of the shawl up. I HEAVILY modified the pattern that I found on Ravelry and of course since it was a travel knit I didn't keep any notes so I'm sorry for not passing on the modifications.

For reading I am still listening to the final book in the Outlander series "Written in My Own Heart's Blood". Right now they are right down the road from me. Currently in the book is the Battle of Monmouth. I am planning on photographing my new patterns at the church where Clair is right now in the book with her triage tent. It is only a few miles from where I live. I think I might just stalk the area until Starz goes there for the filming of their series. I wonder if I will get to see the real life Clair & Jamie!!!!! I think that might be about 15  years away though at the rate they are releasing episodes.

Another fun thing this week was I won a give away from the Knitmore Girls Podcast. I got the cutest project bag, tote, notions bag and goodies. I have to send out a congrats to Jasmine for the birth of her son. I'd say she got my free stuff out just in time! I can't wait to see T-Rex in all his hand knits :)

Have a wonderful day and happy knitting!


Donna said...

What a great idea for Rhinebeck - camping! I can probably use up my stash by Rhinebeck too. Rhinebeck 2020 that is - LOL. What a beautiful shawl!

Julie Crawford said...

Camping is such a great solution for Rhinebeck, clever you! That shawl looks lovely, and I admire your goal of using up your stash before RHinbeck... I don't think I could use up my yarn stash in the next five years.... yikes.

Alina said...

Love your shawl and these cozy pictures of your knits!

Jennifer said...

Camping sounds like fun but I hope it is not in the NYS Mills-Norrie Campground. We stayed there 1 night but left due to the noise surrounding us and the number of people drinking nearby until the wee hours of the morning. Since we had my daughter along we appreciated it even less had it been just my husband and me. I've no idea where the rangers were but they certainly made no checks in the campground. Just a heads up should you be headed that way!!

Beth Coleman said...

Beautiful shawl! Thanks fir sharing.