Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Teens and Tweens

Teens & Tweens is a new book @ Needle Rock from one of our favorite pattern providers, Cabin Fever in Canada. Sure it's fun & quick to knit for the wee ones, but they do tend to grow up (not unlike kittens) and this collection has some stylish ideas for the oh-so fashion conscious younger set.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Estes Park Wool Market

Ginger on the patio of the beautiful cabin we were allowed to borrow 5 miles out of Estes Park - a phenomenal Long's Peak & double rainbow greeted us and that's the last we saw of any peaks or sky for the rest of the weekend.
Ginger's new ride?

Yarn choices anyone? Ginger with the Plain & Fancy folks.

The buck goat competition - all entrants are under 2 years - the little guy @ the front of the line is only 6 weeks old!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Balloons under The Needle Rock

The Telluride Balloon Festival had 2 beautiful mornings to launch their unique hot air baskets (a fiberart!) Gus & Ann took it all in on Saturday morning & shot the photos on Sunday, in pj's from our deck.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Eating my words about DPN's!!

OK, I should never have said that I was done with double pointed needles! In fact, I really should know better than to make any absolute statement about anything!
As I was packing for our weekend in New York, I decided not to take my big knitting project on the plane and was looking for a small one at home. I found the cute kit I bought in Pagosa Springs of alpaca and mohair socks...perfect traveling project...except for the fact that I did not have #5 circular needles ...only DPN's. Oy veh. I resignedly put them in the kit and drove to Montrose.
Well, what do you know? The Brittany birch double pointed needles are perfect for this yarn and very nice to work with. It may even be a tiny bit faster than the Magic Loop..certainly the repositioning of stitches for the heel was easier and faster. I ENJOYED knitting with them and already finished sock #1. I've now started the second and will have plenty of time to knit it due to the horrible weather which has delayed our take-off from LaGuardia at least an hour and a half.