Monday, October 31, 2016

Day Trip

It's Fiber Festival time in the mountains!!  Two of my favorite things......Fiber and Mountains......YAY!!!!  Those mountains have been calling me back ever since I first laid eyes on them a year ago on the trip here to my new digs.  They took my breath away then and their mystical beauty keeps drawing me back.

I woke my Granddaughter up at the butt crack of dawn and we headed out before the sun was even up!  It was a beautiful drive once the sun did poke it's head out.

The leaves are starting to turn up there in High Country.  I'm definitely going to make this an annual excursion!  The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) is the perfect size event in my opinion.....not to big and not to small....the parking is great, lots of interesting vendors, and demonstrations. Good food, can't forget the good food!  LOL  This particular vendor

really peaked our interest.  They had the most amazing realistic needle felted pieces.
They were life size!!

Just beautiful.....

Both Granddaughter and I, being the crafty fools that we are, were totally inspired.  We pretty much figured right then and there that we could do this too.  Or at least try...LOL.  Hence we both purchased these

lethal looking weapons to stab the heck out of our fingers create something similar of our own.  And of course I also came away with some more of the fluffy fiber goodness in my favorite rose gray color plus several other miscellaneous fiber related gadgets I was in need of.  It was the perfect fall get-a-way with one of my most favorite people in the whole world! 






Sunday, October 23, 2016

Becoming Emmeline

I'm on a real cardigan roll here lately!  I've started yet another one and just in time because it's starting to cool off a bit here.  The low for tonight is 39......keep in mind this would be a heat wave where I use to live.....but here it's considered chilly.  I'm still trying to get use to that.  LOL.  It's perfect sweater weather to me but others here have put on their quilted down jackets.....so funny.  So this is the new cardi on my needles at the moment....

It's Emmeline purchased on Ravelry.  I'm using that pretty burgundy merino I spun a while ago.

Along with some of that rose gray alpaca and a wee bit of a tan alpaca I've had stashed.  There's just the right amount of color work in the pattern.....I can't handle to much.....so this is just right and I love the ruffle at the bottom.


I'm hoping to get it done by Christmas.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sharing

Reba is fitting right in here as usual.  We have her for a bit longer this time so there was some concern that she would get home sick and miss the big city life but that doesn't seem to be the case and we are all glad of that.  Our goal is to make a country bumkin out of her.  LOL!

That means hanging out sharing that favorite sun spot with Louie for long afternoon naps.

Taking turns with that favorite bone while Levi patiently stares her down

then politely letting 

him have his turn.  She is the ultimate house guest and we are all so enjoying having her here.  Hopefully my litle hooligans will pick up some of her good manners, not the other way around.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Done Deal

I've finished my cardigan!




I love how it turned out but it was kind of a chalenge to knit once I got to the sleeves because you had the whole sweater dangling off the needles as you knit.

They were done in the round on circular needles which didn't help matters any.  I just found it to be awkward but in the end it was nice to have it all finished in one piece.  There were no seams to match up and sew so that was nice.  It fits nice and the yarn is really soft next to my skin.  Love it.  Just need to find some nice buttons now.  I set out to do just that last Sat. but ran into a bit of situation in the intersection at the JoAnn Fabrics store here.  I  was waiting patiently in the left turn lane for the light to turn when suddenly there was a loud (and I do mean LOUD) crash and cars and car parts began flying at me!!

Fenders and glass flew over the top of my car....

and this white car landed about an inch from me!  That's me in the red car.  A car came sailing through the red light at about 50 miles an hour and slammed into a car in the intersection sending that car sailing into this white car and it literally missed me by a hair.   I just now stopped shaking!  Several people were hurt including a little boy and his mother.  It was horrible.  Needless to say I didn't get any buttons.