Friday, September 25, 2009

OFFF we go!

It's Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival time! I'm heading down this afternoon to help Patti from Sweetgrass Wool get set up. Saturday and Sunday I'll be there all day hanging out. The PDX Knit Bloggers and Portland Spinnerati have booth space on the lawn near the big oak tree. We'll be doing demos and answering questions and just enjoying the fiber fumes.

Last night, I started a sock to take with me. A portable project is a must-have at something like this. I'll have my spinning wheel with me, too, but in case I feel like knitting, I'll have this to work on.

Serendipitous Ewe Chance Sock in ApogeeThis is Chance Sock yarn from Serendipitous Ewe in the Apogee colorway -- one of the winners in the Dye For Glory contest at Sock Summit. I'm making a fairly plain sock using the Basic Shaped Arch Socks pattern from Marlowe Crawford. I've added a twisted cable down the sides just 'cause I don't like to count rows, so it makes it easier to count cable twists.

And I'm still loving my Signature Needles. I have a feeling that when they start selling circulars, I will end up buying some. Just can't beat the pointy tips, light weight, sturdy construction, and slight grip without being too sticky that these needles bring to the party. Yeah, they were a splurge at Sock Summit, but boy, oh, boy am I loving knitting with them!

Progress continues on my Sarah sweater, but it's really hard to tell since it's mostly stockinette stitch and a top-down construction. Nothing really worth showing pictures of.

A bit too big for the bearOh, I did finish one thing. This is a gift for my hairdresser's daughter who is having a baby girl in a week or so. It's the first grandchild on both sides of the family tree and I'm sure she'll be spoiled rottein -- in a good way.

Anyway, I made this Whirligig Shrug by Stefanie Japel (Ravelry link) for her from Interweave's Weekend Knits magazine. It's so stinkin' cute and so quick and easy to make. I used some Reynolds Revue that I had in my stash, a superwash wool that's quite nice. The 12-18-month size took about 1.5 balls of yarn.

If you have a baby girl to knit for, this is a great project.

That's all for now. I'll be off to OFFF soon. Woot!!!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

I love the Whirligig Shrug - I just bought that magazine yesterday at Twisted and I think I'm going to have to knit one of those to keep on hand for a gift. The lure of the Signatures is too strong - do you think they will be at OFFF? I resisted the urge to even try them at Sock Summit but keep hearing all the talk about them. Do I need to take out a loan to get some? I know I'll see you tomorrow, I'll be there shopping.