Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fair Entries

I managed to get all of the fair entries delivered, at last! The kids' stuff was due last Saturday, and my stuff was due the previous Saturday. I swear I was working on fair stuff right up to the last minute.

Here's what I entered:

Hyrna Herborgar from handspun, in the "Adult, any other clothing or accessory, knit" category

My second Quilted Lattice socks, in the "Socks, knit" category

My broomstick lace-ish scarf, in the "Adult, any other clothing or accessory, crochet" category

A trivet, in the "Any other crochet article under 24”" category

"Rubber stamping, scrapbook page" category

And a quilt that'll go to my sister after the fair:

Now comes the waiting to find out how I did! The fair opens the day after tomorrow, although I doubt we'll be going that night. I know a few of my friends are going then, so hopefully they'll report back.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Winged Visitor

This morning at 7:40 the phone rang. It was Greg, who was out in the driveway. He'd noticed a hawk sitting on the fence right outside Ryan's bedroom, and I ran and got the camera.

I managed to put the telephoto lens on the camera, and got some pretty decent shots.

Right after this it jumped down to the front of the gates, and we think it caught a small snake.

I have some pictures of the snake in its talons (and the hawk eating it), but they're kind of blurry and these pics are much more impressive:

Isn't it a beautiful bird?

Friday, September 04, 2009

Bad Pictures ;-)

I've been working on a couple of projects but neglecting to take good pictures, so I'm going to go ahead and post the bad ones. ;-)

First up, the scarpbook pages I did last week at our monthly scrapbooking session:

That one is going to be my entry in the fair, for the rubber-stamped scrapbook page category. I'm sure I won't win as I don't do as many cool things with stamps as some people do, but it's good incentive to get scrapbook pages finished.

Here's my two-page spread of when we went to Bartlesville for a WONDERFUL outdoor concert. One of my Ravelry friends, who is in the Amici New York Orchestra, got us tickets. It was amazing!

I wish I could figure out how to make them bigger when you click on them. It used to be set up to do that but if I don't want duplicate pics in my picture storage, I can't make them embiggened when clicking. :-(


I'm almost done with my Trachtentuch A. I've now run out of yarn *twice* but luckily my Mom got 8 ounces of fiber and I still have two ounces left. I just need to ply it and give it a bath and I'll be ready to finish the bind off. You can see the needles still attached at the upper right of the shawl. I only have about 18" more to bind off, but I ran out of yarn!

This is the scarf I've got going, which is my first broomstick crochet project. I'm loving the yarn/stitch combination. It's going to have two identical ends, with a square (or something) in the middle.

In the comments for my last post Eva pointed out that I could work bottom up and not have to do any grafting. She's exactly right! I haven't really planned it out yet, much less tried it on the knitting machine, and that'll be the first step on that project.

That's all for now! I'm going to go attempt to ply the singles to finish my Trachtentuch. I probably won't manage to actually finish them until tomorrow, but you never know. :-)

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!