Sunday, June 18, 2006

Updates: Knitting & Otherwise

A short trip to my hometown this weekend reunited me with some old and new friends. Friday night I saw a movie and had a nice long chat with my best friend and her husband.

Saturday morning, I went to a baby shower for a friend from high school. The very cute Noah's Ark cake is shown here. I saw a lot of people that I really only see on occasions such as this. I wish that wasn't the case.

I had a nice conversation with a fellow-knitter that I have only met a few times. She is the wife of a high school friend and I hope to keep in touch with her.

I recently posted on the Handknit Holidays-along blog. I am wondering about the vintage beaded gloves from the book because I think the cuff is too big, but no one seems to have tried this pattern yet.

After seeing my dad briefly Saturday night, I drove back to NJ. I wanted to go to the Renegade Craft Fair Sunday morning. I had originally thought I couldn't go because I didn't think I'd be back until Sunday. It was great, not like the typical craft and art shows. This was a much younger and trendier set of crafters of all types. I bought four skeins of hand spun yarn from Jump Sheep, Brooklyn Handspun, Misshawklet, and SnapCrafty. There was lots of yarn, fibers, spinners, t-shirts, prints, stationary and a ton more. I think my knitting group was planning on going Saturday during the day, so we'll probably swap stories when we meet this week. I also had a nice conversation with the girl who own's Make Workshop in New York, which I definately plan on checking out soon.

Here are a couple of projects I finished recently. The gnome (from Simply Knitting) was a gift for my mother for Mother's Day and the chenille flower washcloth (from Weekend Knitting) will eventually be a gift for my grandmother. The washcloth is laying on a baby blanket (from Stitch 'N Bitch) made with the Debbie Bliss Alpaca & Silk yarn that I bought with my Suss Designs gift certificate.

A couple of weekends ago, I went to Scituate, MA with mom, her boyfriend, and my grandmother. This is the cute little harbor town about 30 minutes south of Boston where my parents lived when I was born. We stayed in what is still the only hotel in town, just across the street from the harbor and The Quarterdeck- an ecletic shop that I love and have been visiting since I was very small. Here's a picture of Scituate Light and a couple of artsy chairs that were sitting outside a store.

1 comment:

Cristina said...

Hey! Thanks for your comment on my blog (and adding me to your links list ~ so sweet!). You're right about Leveanworth ~ not a lot of people know about it, but it's such a unique place! I love the photo's you took from the Renegade Craft Fair ~ hippie chicks spinning ~ makes me want to learn to spin and paint my wheel bright pink!!