Saturday, December 21, 2013

Phat Fiber

Spinning has captured my attention of late.  I was excited to receive my Phat Fiber box today.  It is a great way to sample various fibers from indy fiber folk.

This is who has captured my heart.  Riley Elizabeth Elliott born December 16, 2013.

Riley's Christmas booties.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Reckoning

I finally decided I needed to get my crafting life in order.  Since I took up spinning my stash has increased and space is at a premium. So, all yarn pictured and entered into Ravelry, unloved stuff gone, unwanted projects frogged or re-homed. 

Kits on the top shelf and sock yarn on the bottom.

Fiber on the top shelf, lace weight yarns bottom right with dk and worsted on the bottom left.

More spinning fiber.

Weaving yarns.

Gratuitous loom shot.

View from the door.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Knitting Addiction

There is a fabulous yarn store in the Outer Banks.  Knitting Addiction moved into a new store and now is even more special.  It combines great inventory, friendly owner and staff and a spacious store with comfy areas to sit and knit.  We have been here four days and I have been there twice.  I think I may have to go back tomorrow!

The shop cat Purrl.

Mile marker 4.5, do not miss this shop!



We traveled over to the Outer Banks on Monday.  It is exactly 360 miles and six hours from our house in Statesville to the house we rented in Kitty Hawk.  Here are the highlights in pictures.  It is now Thursday night.   My lace project has kicked my arse and I had to walk away!

Purl and Penny are introduced to the beach.
My Almost Murphy (Sapphire) to Manteo socks finally finished!

What do you do when it rains at the beach; knit, do jigsaw puzzles and nap.


The lace in progress.

Reed's new Mega Turban.  it is 16.5 Feet long and 3 Feet wide.



Monday, October 28, 2013


I attended SAFF with dear friends Roxie and Susan.  We had a wonderful weekend.  The organizers do a good job of making sure SAFF gets better every year!

Next year, I hope to enter the skein and garment competition.
I volunteered at the wool show and learned so much. 

                                               I also bought a 6.5 pound Corriedale fleece.


                                                      There were some adorable alpacas.


                                                                 Some beautiful sheep.

                                                              Not to mention the goats.

                                                                   Here are my purchases.

                                                                         Until next year....


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wrapping Up , Literally

Tonight I washed, dried and wrapped up my baby gifts for Emily and Ryan's shower tomorrow.

This is a baby quilt and coordinating baby blanket.  Quick photo taken between rainy moments.
The last two weeks have been crazy!  Surviving the threat of furlough and strep throat, celebrating dear daughter's birthday with a camping trip and this weekend the balloon festival.


Thursday, we leave for SAFF! My favorite thing!