Friday, September 12, 2008

Knitting, Spinning & News (lots of pics)

So much has been going on here at the Goodwin household. In Knitting news I have been doing quit a bit. I even finished a project. Can you believe it? From Roving to Shawlette. I love it and can't wait to wear it this chilly season.

"Woobie" From roving to shawlette

Roving: Yummy Yarn Corridale in "Woobie" colorway
Spun on Miss Millie. 226 yrds, 2 ply sport weight yarn.
pattern: Little Arrowhead Shawl by Pam Allen, (ravelry link) it's also in Summer 2006 Interweave knits.
Dre is my model
Here is a picture of D'Andre being my model.
pinned & drying
I also joined the Football Knitting Knit Along and cast on a February Lady Sweater. I love this sweater. It is knitting up really fast. I ripped out my wicked. It just wasn't flattering around my mid section so I am re using the Dream in Color for this sweater.
Deep Sea Lady Sweater
I have a little bit more knit then this picture shows. I will definitely finish this sweater. In fact I am already planning the next one. I am thinking of Dream in Color in "Happy Forest" but first things first. Gotta finish this one.
In other news...The family went to the Puyallup fair on Saturday. I had entered some of my spinning and Cierra's Baby Shedir in the fair. I did pretty well considering there was a lot of competition.
Honorable mention for my Spindle Spun Spunky Eclectic. Navajo Plied.
3rd place for my first wheel spun yarn. 100% Alpaca Navajo plied. And 2nd place on Cierra's baby Shedir.
Baby Shedir 2nd place
I took a picture of the Pavilion where all the lovely crafts were displayed...look at all those beautiful quilts. I wish I was that good!!!
I wish I was this good
We had so much fun! I can't wait til next years fair. I will be entering a lot help with my chances of winning more ribbons :)
In shop news I finally finished my first wholesale order for knitfitknitter. She will be taking my Punky Pouch Sets and making them into knitting kits (I think) for SAFF. If you are going to SAFF you should definitely check out her booth!
All 10 sets are different. I tried to give her a little bit of everything but you can tell what my favorite color is...oops. I am so attracted to everything blue :)
Punky's Perfect Pair wholesale order for knitfitknitter :)
And last but not least in My news I got a new job, out of the house. We need $$$ :) Living in the States is so much more expensive then living in Germany. Well I guess that it doesn't help that there are so many more yarny and fibery temptations around here :) I got a job working as an Admin Assistant in the CDC here on post. I have done this job before, in fact I have had this job on every Post we've lived on...Go with what you know is what I always say. I don't start til October so that give me plenty of knitting, spinning and sewing days. I will still be doing all of those while I work outside the home but probably not as often.
Sorry for such a long post. I hope that everybody has a great weekend!! Happy crafting.


Shawna said...

ooh! great job on those sets, sis!:o)

tiennie said...

Great job at the fair! Pretty shawl! I really like the start of your sweater!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Congrats on all your ribbons!! And yay!! for the wholesale order. You're gonna be super famous now. :)

Jess said...

The shawlette is BEAUTIFUL! And The Punky Pouches are so cute. I particularly love that light green one, fourth from the back. :)

dawn said...

I love your feb lady sweater. I think I'm addicted to dream in color yarns. Those pouches are so pretty.

Jill L said...

Wow-- now I know why you don't have any puches on etsy!

Congrats on the ribbons and your showl is lovely! Its great that youcould use that lovley yarn to reknit it into the Febraury Sweater. I can weait toi see itr finished!