Yesterday found me at the Garden State Sheep Breeders Festival in Ringoes, NJ.
Great Time...Crappy PhotosI really only went for two reasons...to meet with knitting friends (Hayes, Carole Foster, Leslie and Janet), and to specifically buy some of Amber's yarn at the Taylored Fibers booth.
I met with Hayes, and got to see Carole, but I never ran into Leslie and Janet.
I also got a two bags full of Taylored Fibers super fine alpaca yarn in multiple colors.
Two other bonuses...first I found a rigid heddle orifice hook, which will make my next attempt at warping my rigid heddle loom MUCH easier.
And I also got to have lunch at one of my very favorite places which was only a mile down the road from the fiber festival...The Bee's Knees.
Current KnittingI am almost up to the part of the Biased Scarf where I add in the colored stripes, and I'm also at the end of this hank of yarn.
I'm thinking about either:
- Starting the color stripes a little early so the scarf wont be equidistant from the center of the scarf,
- Starting the color stripes a little early and making the scarf a few inches shorter so the stripes are equidistant from the center
- Starting a new hank of the silver/gray yarn and weave in two additional ends, making the colored stripes equidistant from the center and making the scarf as long as the first one I knit.
I also finished two more West Coast Watch Caps.
Readers' Comments/QuestionsJulie writes, "...will you publish the pattern, please, for the bias scarf?"
It's not mine to publish...the pattern is Cascade Scarf #5 by Brian Smith, although I change to a finer weight yarn on US 5 needles and change the colored stripes. I am also convinced his decrease row at the end of the scarf is a mistake, but he insists otherwise.