I am so bummed that I forgot to take my digital camera with us, when I took my daughter, Hannah and her friend over to Sweden, Maine, apple picking, so I will share our bounty after the fact with you all. Yesterday was an incredible day up here in the mountains....warm and sunny, with just a hint of fall in the air by late afternoon. The foliage is just starting to turn, here and there. Mostly it is just the Sugar Maples showing their brilliant red leaves, but going just the little bit north that we went for the apples, I can see that it won't be long before the "Tapestry of Color" begins here too. I remember when I moved here 14 years ago, being so completely overwhelmed by the intensity and amount of color that presents itself in the autumn. I grew up in Massachusetts, so foliage is nothing new to me, but.......oh my.... I will definitly have my digital camera ready to show you all some of the incredible foliage that comes to the Mountains of New Hampshire soon.
I finished the little hat that was on the cover of the latest Spin-off (Fall 2004). I will be sending it up to PSU to my daughter, Ashley, in a little care package. Modeling it for you is my middle daughter, Courtney with Dora. It is a wee bit big on Courtney, so it should fit Ashley just right. A very easy and enjoyable knit!!
Last week was a dyeing week. I had someone contact me to do up some custom angora/blend dyeing. She was very specific in asking for Crayon Red, Sunny Yellow and Light blue, but not too pale. I was pleased with the results of that dyeing job.
Since I had the dyeing pots out and the Fair IS next week, I thought that I would dye up some of the angora/blend yarn that I had made up last spring. Well...........it wasn't looking so good. YUK, is the word that came to mind. I took the yarn out and rinsed it and then looked at the other dye pots on my stove and thought:
"Eanie Meanie Miney Moe, in the Red Pot You Will Go~"...LOL.
Actually, I tossed 2 skeins into the pot of red dye and the other 2 skeins into the pot of blue dye.
Seeing that I was liking the red pot skeins more, I took the 2 out of the blue and tossed them into the red.......and this is what I got. Not too bad......not too bad at all :-))
Fryeburg Fair starts next Sunday!! I can't believe that the summer has come and gone so quickly. Well..........not THAT quickly with the torn up kitchen..LOL. I love Fair time. The days are warm and sunny and the nights have that pre winter chill. Candy Apples, Onion Bursts, Cotton Candy.......Fried Dough......yum!
In addition to the rovings, here are some of the items I have been working on to sell and for demonstrations. All of the hats I make are made with my angora blended handpun yarns.
I spent a good part of the morning, sipping coffee, listening to classical music and blog surfing. I always get so overwhelmed and awed by the amount of knitting some of you folks get done. However, when I was putting items together for a FO photo album, I realized that I have finished a good amount of knitting, spinning and weaving too this year :-)) You just don't realize it, until you put it all together.