Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What do you mean its August already?????

Okay, so somehow I missed the entire end of last month. Put it down to being busy around here. I did get some things done:

First I give you the Undulating Waves Scarf in Schaefer Heather:
This was a fun scarf to knit, and the pattern is addictive. But I did manage to finish the first one in a week. I love how the beads lay in the yarn overs.
Being smitten then with beads I quickly cast on another beaded project:
This is the beaded shawlette, and although this picture does not show the beads very well, they are there. Thanks to my dear friend Carla, who took this item and the Dainty baby sweater to Bedford County Fair - I actually have gotten my first ever ribbons! I got a 2nd for the shawl, and took a 1st for the baby sweater!
I have to admit, I am now smitten with the fair bug, so have plans to enter the Cambria County Fair and the Hollidaysburg Farm Show also this year.
On the needles: I have Roy's sweater. I did get the back done, and I am doing pretty well on the front so far. I finished a pair of socks, and have another on the needles. Sad to say I just haven't kept up with the summer of socks like I planned. Hope to do better next year.
I have been doing some spinning, and will be getting pictures and putting up new stuff in my Etsy shop this week.
With all the rush of the past weeks, I am actually looking forward to school starting and things to slow down. Roy and I went to the Toy's for Tots Poker Run, to help, and the guys managed to raise 5k on that! Way to go!!
So hopefully I will keep updated here more. Thank goodness Fall is coming- oh wait- does that mean Christmas is not that far??


Opal said...

Beautiful stuff. Congrats on the ribbons again! :) said...

Wonderful work, no surpises to me that you won ribbons and 1st I think your work deserives it. Wont surpise me next yr when you win first too!!! Love Love that scarf and I need to start on my sweater I got!!! Huggs Love Ya Marion