Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

This lovely woman cut my hair this morning:

My stylist loves Halloween.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

MNKD 2015

This past weekend was the annual Minnesota Knitters' Days at Frontenac. 

I got a photo-op with the Pope (nice of him to visit us):

The grounds at Villa Maria are lovely:

I got to walk the labyrinth.

Lots to think about this year.

The colors were past peak but still very nice.

It is a little intimidating to be around so many knitters with super-skills.

I took a few pics of people's backs.

There may be a pattern available for this one in a year or two.

This one was a gift during our Friday evening activity:

I still love cables.

There was a lot of color work too.

Knowing color work was a prerequisite for this year's class.  I faked it.

I got further along on the project this year than I ever have before though, in spite of the fact it was two color knitting - a Norwegian slipper (so far so good).

I also started a scarf using alpaca from a local farm.

My Friday night gift was ShiBui yarn.

And I was also gifted a set of salt and peppers to add to my collection :D

Finally, this was our Betsy gift this year.  She made everyone a little sweater ornament.

It was a great weekend.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Autumn and Spring

I saw this sign last night and I thought it was so funny I went back today to snap a photo of it:

Baby-girl won't wear hats and it's getting cold, so I've made an elfin one.  I hope that she will keep it on (but I may have to add i-cord ties).

Spring was, as you may remember, a busy time for me which meant I never washed out and re-blocked my hand-knits, so I've been working on it now that it's time to use them again.

It is an embarrassment of riches.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


It's my favorite time of year.

I love the cooler weather.

The sunny days full of color.

Knitting more in preparation.

Even though I'll miss the lake.