Posts Tagged ‘Miss Babs’

After Sheep & Wool

May 18, 2016

I was lucky to have my daughter with me this year.  She doesn’t have to work on Saturdays anymore.  Even though we got there early, we had about a two-mile creep-along.  The weather was almost perfect.  We had had rain the day before and some areas were a little mushy.  I like to start at the Main Hall where I bought some Signature Needles.  They carry seven-inch single points.  Now I own every size they carry.  They are great for miters and shells.  Miss Babs was mobbed by the time we got there.  I wanted to this year’s show color.  Neither one of us cared for it.  Quite frankly, it looked something my dog threw up.  Jenn saw some Yowza she liked, but the line was so long even she didn’t want to wait.  We decided to look on-line instead.  We had lamb BBQ from the boy scouts.  It was very good.  I saw some old and new friends.  The last thing we did was get ice cream cones. A perfect way to end the day.

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Two skeins of sock yarn caught my eye this year.  The only yarn I bought last year was from Beth Brown-Reinsel.  I am really getting picky.  I need more yarn like I need a third eye.  That third eye would probably make me nauseous anyway.  I also have no need of buttons, but they are purple and yellow, green and orange.  What’s not to love?  I decided to try some new soap.  The woman I usually buy soap from broke her foot and I’m getting low.  I also bought a few ornaments and a pin from Liz.

 

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Socks for Hallowe’en

September 23, 2015

yarn cardi 003  When I saw it, I had to have it.  Miss Babs makes great sock yarn so I know I can knit anything and I’ll be happy with the results.  At first I thought, ‘a pair for me and a pair for Jenn’.  Then it was,’ who gets orange and who gets bile green?’  Then, ‘how about one of each color?  This is stupid.  Just use both skeins in each sock’.  OK.  So that’s settled.  Next.  What pattern?  I knit a swatch.  (Yes.  I swatch!)  I could knit one round before the color changes.  Hmmm.  I’ve got to think about this.

socks wall 005  There’s always entrelac.  Eight rows of seven stitches was about as close as I could get.  I think nine diamonds around should be about right.  Also the first round should be in garter stitch so it will lay flat.  Or maybe reverse stockinet.  I don’t know yet.  I’m still playing.  I knit this with size one needles and I want to try  zeros.  I bought an eight inch circular and I haven’t tried it yet.

 

Miss Babs Club

April 12, 2014

I was disappointed with my old sock club, so I decided to try something different.   I joined Miss Babs tour.  When the first kit came, I thought, ‘Pretty’.  I started the scarf pattern that came with it and soon realized that it wasn’t for me.  I tried two other patterns with like results.  I finally settled on this one.

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It’s ‘Fleece’ from Knitty Winter 2011.  This suits me.  But see that light grey on the left.  I can’t be certain if I like that color or not.  I could leave it out and still have a good length.  I think I’ll knit some socks pondering this predicament.

Sunday at Sheep and Wool

May 8, 2010

My brother and sister-in-law picked me around 7:45.  We got there half an hour later.  First stop was to look at plants.  We have had good success in the past.  Since we were parked so close, my brother walked our purchases back to the van.  We went on up the hill, then down to the barns.  There were some venders that I never looked into on Saturday.  Socks That Rock was one, but I didn’t see anything.   We bought things like dog and cat snacks, soap and maple syrup.

I bought fingering yarn for more Coraline gloves from Shelridge Farm.  I really like their yarn and was very happy to find the colors I wanted.  (I forgot to take a picture.) Then I stopped at Miss Babs and found the Squash Blossom.  The yellow-gold was irresistable.  Lastly, I wanted a circular needle from Signature Arts Needles .  I am happy to say that they had the size I wanted.  I bought double points too.

Next, thoughts on my next sweater and more socks on my needles.