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Tidying Up Loose Ends

Bow Market Fiber Day was fun- I brought my drum carder and talked to lots of folks about processing wool, keeping sheep, and all kind of stuff.

The lamb puppets were very well received. Lots of smiles, nice comments, and Posy and Nora found new homes 🙂 So that was cool. I’m going to try and get a bunch more made before the Holiday market on Dec 7.

Now that Fiber Day is the rearview mirror, I’m getting back to some projects that had been sidelined for a bit.

First priority is wrapping up my Chone Forest vest!

Saturday I washed and blocked the pieces-

It dried very quickly, so today I got down to sewing it up!

I’ve got the shoulders connected and the neckline assembled, but still have to seam the sides and do the armhole finishing.

So close! Maybe I’ll get the finishing touches done tonight- but more likely tomorrow or Tuesday.

Next up- thumbs for the mittens that time forgot!

From the Fair to Fiber Day!

Whew- weekend has gone fast. Almost out of gas, but wanted to share some photos from Friday at the NW Washington Fair where I volunteered for a shift at the Wool Show.

yarn I spun while demo-ing at the fair, right off the bobbin….
and after finishing. what a difference a bath makes!

Saturday I picked blueberries and blackberries from the yard to make this-

blueberry & blackberry galette with cornmeal crust

It is scrumptious. Highly recommend: https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry-blackberry-galette-with-cornmeal-crust

And I’m also working on getting three more little lamb puppets ready for Fiber Day at the Bow Market, which is this coming Thursday!

If your’e in the area, come out and see us at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Road, Bow. Market runs from 1-6.

Have a great week!

Back Ashore & Felting

Nautical Knitting on the Zodiac was awesome- here’s me standing watch at the helm

And Abby the boat cat taking over my bunk-

We had great classes with Mary Scott Huff- all about stranded colorwork and steeking. I fell in love with this sweater she brought as one of her samples

And I managed to get my alpaca hat done while I was onboard (yay!)

Since I’ve been back, I’ve gotten back to felting- five more sheets done!

And finally circled back around to put faces and decorations on my two new lamb puppets.

Posy, Milo and Nora

I’m really close to finishing my Forest sweater vest, but it’s on hold for now as I’m getting some things ready for the Bow Market Fiber Day- which is coming up fast! Hope to have a couple more lamb puppets done by Aug 22.

Have a great week!

My (Project) Bags are Packed!

Just back from a conference in Portland, where I made sure to support the local yarns shops in downtown-

That’s some lovely Rambouillet roving from Fierce Fibers in Hillsboro, OR from Pearl Fiber Arts, and

a big ‘ole hank of Galler Yarns Heather Prime Alpaca in Deep Turquoise from Unravelled. Yum.

I’ve been wanting to get some more felting done, and got as far as layering the fibers, but way too hot out to be playing in the sun with hot water. So for now they are just rolled and awaiting their transformation.

And, now I’m headed out on another adventure- this time on the water. Nautical Knitting on the Schooner Zodiak! I just got the most important part of my packing done- my current project (alpaca hat) and materials for the three classes that we’ll be having onboard with Mary Scott Huff

so glad I made a bunch of these little bags!

My yarns, needles and notions organized, and I’m ready to set sail!