Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Few F.O.'s

HAH ! I bet you weren't expecting two posts in two days.

Just making up for the quiet times......

I did manage to FINISH a few things I thought I'd show you.

I made this little hat from some of my hand spun wool from our Babydoll sheep.

This one is an adaptation for someone who requested a small tea cosy. It has slits for the handle and spout and a tie at the top.
I made this hat for Simon on the knitting machine, (mostly). I finished the top decreasing by hand. It is handspun with the logo of his favourite bike manufacturer on it !!

This hat is a pattern by Veronik Avery. It's all short rows and very important to keep track of where you are, (ask me how I know, which is why it stayed UNFINISHED for so long).

And a scarf from Sally Melville's Knit Stitch book. I really like this pattern it's knit lengthwise increasing each row so you get a gradual triangle then you cast on a bunch of stitches each side for the rest of the scarf. They are VERY long rows, but only a few of them so not so bad. It's very wearable.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Camping at Saltery Bay

We had a great night camping with our friends Wayne and Karen Sunday night.
We went out to Saltery Bay Provincial Campground. Here is a link if you want to take a look.
This is how it looked Monday morning with the sun coming up.
Tika had a good time, doing what she does best, lying around !
And here is a constellation of starfish at low tide,
that's the collective noun for starfish (according-to-the-internet-must-be-true).
And just because I thought this looked like a starfish, here is a pic of some bread I baked the other day. I wanted buns and a loaf of bread so combined the two. We broke off the buns and then had the loaf for the next day.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

All The Fun Of The Fair

....Yes, it's been embarassingly silent on the blog front lately, but I'm still here, just been busy (and quiet) I suppose.
Last weekend was our community's Fall Fair. Always a great event.
Here is our Granary set up with fresh baked bread and ready to mill organic grains into flour.
Here is a very shady shot of my friend Helene at our fibre booth. All kinds of lovely woven items and fibrey goodness for sale!Here is a shot of our fine arts group who participated in a sheep to shawl demonstration.BUT, the highlight of the Fair for me was Saffy winning a first place ribbon in the rabbit competition. There were mostly meat rabbits so the organizers created a special "Wool Doe" category for her. She's in a class of her own that one !!
So without further ado..... (imaginary drum roll)......
Let me introduce you to Saffy, the prize winning bun.

She's very proud of herself. As you can see if you squint hard enough I printed up a little "Bio" for her and a sample of spun yarn and a mini knitted sweater to show people she's a fibre grower.

Anyway enough for now as Blogger is being particularly badly behaved today in the formatting department