Snapping Turtle on its way to lay eggs.....
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
......my Elisabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket sample for a class I'm going to teach in my LYS. I love this pattern.
I used Cascade 220 super-wash paint and solid. To introduce the solid color I used the Fibonacci sequences.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I'm working on creating one of a kind buttons. Here are some from the first batch. They are being tested for waterproofness and how they hold up in the dryer. As soon as this and some finishing touches are done, one of a kind buttons and shawl pins will be available in my Etsy shop. I'll keep you posted about my new adventure......
Monday, May 9, 2011
The weather was gorgeous, almost too warm to show off woolies. I still saw a lot of beautiful knitted garments.
In the Wool Out Of Wales booth I met Vera who is one of these outstanding knitters who make up patterns as they go and create the most stunning lace work. Sunday morning when it was a little more quiet on the Fairground i was able to take a picture of her. What a lovely Scottish Lady!
On shows like this I always look for yarn which stands out in my eyes. Saturday Sue and I tried to beat the crowd and started our tour through fiber and yarn paradise from the part which was the furthest from the main entrance. Our strategy paid off. While (almost) everybody went the opposite direction, we went to the newly added not so well known vendor area the Lower Corall. There I found my new treasures:
The pictures don't do the colors any justice. The name of the booth was Hobbledehoy Fibers with gorgeous fiber which makes me want to spin and beautiful hand painted yarn from MarigoldJen Yarns.
This booth was like a candy shop and the two ladies were super friendly and sweet. The joyful and creative atmosphere in this booth was contagious..... a highlight of this Festival.