Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Battery Park Hat and Scarf Set

I have been wanting to make a cloche, and have been looking for yarn that would provide me with a lot of structure. While at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, I found a lovely teal wool from a Vermont farm called Shepard's Rainbow. I knit my cloche (using the Saugeen Summer Lace Cloche pattern by Ashley Kearns) and a scarf (using the Laetiporus pattern by Kristen Hanley Cardozo).

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Plum Tart

While I managed to scrap a few layouts last month, I did not lay the needles aside. I made a lovely cardigan using Bonne Marie Burns Cerisara pattern. The lovely yarn is Cascade's Epiphany, a deliciously soft mix of royal alpaca, cashmere, and silk.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rhinebeck 2011

I'm a bit late in posting. I'm still worn out from the shopping whirlwind on Sunday. What a gorgeous day to head upstate to the New York Sheep and Wool festival. I carpooled with the lovely ladies from my knitting group, and our lively chats made the two plus hour drive fly by. Once there, out in the crisp fall air, we got to look through stall after stall of gorgeous yarn. I missed Foxfire this year, but did snag a couple of skeins of Sanguine Gryphon, enough Brooks Farm and Sliver Moon Farm for sweaters, and discovered the Periwinkle Sheep. Even better, I was able to meet up with my best friend who drove out from Cleveland. Good day.

And the full slideshow:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Washington County Fair

The last of the Got Sketch layouts. My scrapping will likely slow down now that the class is done, but it was fun!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


The next layout for Got Sketch Express. (Yep, I've forgotten what number we're on.) At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm having problems scanning. The stitched line is straight on my layout.

And a card from the scraps:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Under the Canopy

Got Sketch Express sketch no. 5. This layout was done using photos I took while hiking Thomas Cole and Black Dome in the Catskills.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fishkill Ridge

We almost didn't hike this weekend. The weather forecast was dismal. First we cancelled the camping trip to the Poconos. Then decided against the Catskills in favor of something a bit closer. We chose the Fishkill Ridge, outside Beacon. This hike normally offers rewarding views. In the morning when we started, however, the forest was shrouded in fog, showing us beauty of another sort. As the day wore one, the fog lifted and the sun came out. As we made our way back up Lamb's Hill a second time, we were able to see across the Hudson, up to the Catskills.