Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dye Your Own Yarn Workshop

At the recent Lake Farm Park Wool Fest in Kirtland, Ohio
I took a Dye Your Own Yarn Workshop.

I came prepared with 3 skeins of my own yarn
100% Wool Worsted from Knit Picks ready to dye.

The 3 skeins of my own should be enough to make a
felted bag and I can't wait to get started!!

We used Country Classics acid dyes which are available from
Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm.

Ellen, herself, was scheduled to teach this class, but unfortanately she was ill and could not make it. A local fiber artist filled in and it was very enjoyable.

We dyed soft roving (I'll have to learn to spin it next!), and a silk scarf.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Spring Felted Bag Exchange Revealed

Thank you, Deb, in Springfield, Mass

for this beautiful felted bag which arrived just in time for my birthday !!

I received this lovely lined hand embellished buttonhole bag from Deb...

and the Ball Band bag I made from Monica Knits,

(see September, 2006 entry)

was sent to KRIS in

Goffstown, New Hampshire with enough yarn (1 skein Cascade 220 and 1 skein Noro Kureyon) and some of my homemade stitch markers to make a bag of her own.

Secret Pal 10 Revealed

Thank you,


from the Blueberry Capital in New Jersey,
for making my birthday even more special !!

I received my
Secret Pal 10 REVEAL package just in time for my birthday !!

4 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino to hand dye myself, luscsious Classic Elite La Gran Mohair, fun notepads which I can never have enough of, Cream Melt Burner from Elegant Choices with candles for aromatherapy,

and a set of her handmade stitchmarkers which can be found at her etsy shop....

"LadyBug Creations"

My assortment of Secret Pal treasures over the last few months went to

PATTY in Minnesota

highlights included Opal sock yarn, Koigu, a beany bag turtle (she collects turtles), the book "Knit Two Together" signed by the author and a "Share the Care" totebag which Patty says she's been using everyday for work !!

Thank you secret pals for a wonderful exchange !!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Today is my Birthday !!

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July 10 - the big 50

and what a celebration at last night's NorthCoast Knitting Guild meeting !!

Andrea brought me these lovely flowers

Dental school classmate from 20 years ago and fellow knitter,

Marilyn, came in from Youngstown

Mo suprised me with 2 skeins of Regia Silk Color, size 1 double pointeds,

Nancy Bush's book

"Folk Socks" and an adorable hand made certificate for me to receive

sock knitting lessons.

My sister treated us with 4 different kinds of homemade cookies and this special plate for everyone to sign from

My wonderful secret pal, Michelle, from the International Scarf Exchange sent me 3 skeins of my favorite yarn, Noro Kureyon, in a NEW COLOR.

Thank you MICHELLE !!

Now it's off to the

Ladies and Gentleman Spa at Legacy Village

with my middle daughter (the other 2 are away at overnight summer camp programs) and then a delicious dinner with my sister

and my lovely middle daughter (almost 16 years old)



Thank you to everyone for making my birthday special and memorable !!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Cleveland Indians Stitch N Pitch

What a blast !!!

Stitch N Pitch Cleveland Indians

baseball game last week.

Beautiful summer night, great goodie bag,

a visit from Slider


we won the game !!


Clover Size 19 straight needles 16 " long

Canvas Project Bag

Boye Crochet Hook

Needlepoint canvas

Trendsetter Yarns "Fatigues" one skein

Free patterns from local shops

Cross Stitch Sampler booklet

All about "Clover" needles booklet

Knitter's Travel Guide Book 2006 published by

right here in my town, Solon, Ohio !!