Two little kittens

I finished the needle punch!

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The image is cute, however there was not enough thread in the colors to be able to make it look like the picture. The boarder is supposed to be dark grey background but as you can see, there was only enough to do the right side. I then used what was left of the other two greys (used in the cats) to fill in the rest of the boarder.

I have not cut the fabric yet as I don’t know what I am doing with this yet.

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Punch needle embroidery wip

This is the other kit I picked up at a fiber fest last month. I have not done punch needle in a long time but want to work on it again. I could not pass this kit up because I love cats. I started it last night. It took a bit for me to remember how to do things right, but I think it’s going well now. :)

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Rug hooking with yarn

Today I did an experiment with yarn since I knew it was possible to rug hook using yarn.  I bought a small roll of burlap at one point at Michaels since it was on sale. That is what I used since it was hemmed and I could cut a piece of for a small piece.

I have tons of yarn to play with, so I doodled a design and went at it.

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I should have used thicker yarn, but it worked well enough for a first try. The paisleys look okay, the flower and swirl at the bottom turned out good. The red blob in the middle was supposed to be a heart. I cannot figure out how to get it to keep its shape. I even tried to use black to outline it but it still turned into a circle.  It kinda looks like a ladybug so it’s fine I guess. I do want to learn how to do a proper heart though!

Sharp points are hard. There was supposed to be a star but I just could not get it to work out. The top right is a crescent moon with a random purple blob on the right, and another in the top center.

It was a good learning experience. I do want to try again with thicker and better yarn. I just dug into my acrylic stash for trying this out. I am going to look around online to see what I can find for tutorials/classes.

First time rug hooking

This is the kit that I picked up at the fiber fest last month. I have been wanting to try rug hooking for awhile so found a small kit to try out. It went much faster than I thought. I don’t know the exact time, but it only took me a few hours to do. Maybe only a half hour total to cut all the strips. I definitely want to do more of this!

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Seaweed Scarf

I started this scarf back in July and worked on it off and on. Determined to finish it, I have been working on it pretty much daily this month. I finally finished it at 1am this morning.

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The pattern is available on Ravelry. It is very easy to do and is great if you have not done the knit through the back loop increase. So I learned something new doing this!

Now to decide what I’m going to work on next. I have many things I want to do but there is only one of  me!

Fiber Fest of New England

This past weekend was FFNE that takes place down at the Big E fairgrounds in one of the buildings. I go every year and even though it’s two weeks after Rhinebeck, I still find myself needing more fiber stuff! Here are the things I bought.

I am trying out rug hooking because I really love the way the finished items look. I picked a small one to start with. I am trying to finish the scarf I have been working on off and on since the beginning of the year. Once that is done, then I have to pick the ‘what is next’ game.  I need to find a way to clone myself so I can do multiple things at the same time!

Rhinebeck Loot!

This year I did not take any pictures of the actual fair, as I was too busy shopping and looking at everything.

Every year my mother and I go to NY Sheep and Wool on a bus from Webs. We have lots of fun and they do raffles on the way! My mother won a shawl kit, though gave it to me since she does not knit. And new this year, everyone on the buses (there were three) got a free mini skein of yarn! Mom’s on the top, mine is the bottom.

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My first stop this year was to find the tent with the baskets outside. They always go fast and I wanted to have good selection. I got a big one last year (though not from here) so this time I just wanted a small one. I found one in my favorite colors of orange and teal. I also got this little goat from them to go with my mini flock.

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Yarn in a very pretty color from Avalon Springs Farm. I wish I had grabbed the other skein of this. Oh well.

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Artwork (forgot the name of the vendor), buttons, and a card because I ate the chocolate from there, lol.

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A punch needle embroidery kit.

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Yarn and stitch markers

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Metallic ribbon yarn from Great Adirondack Yarn. I call this the weird and fun yarn booth because their stuff is always different from everyone else’s. I love it!

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Yarn from Lisa Souza

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Some tools and new pins from Bitsy Knits.

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And of course the mandatory Loop bump. It came with a free sample of her new Lux fiber.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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As always, I had a lot of fun. I was sore and exhausted by the end of the day, but at least I didn’t have to drive the 2.5hours back home. My mom and I then stopped at Blue Bonnet in Northampton (a favorite) for dinner before heading home. I went to bed before ten, which is really early for me, and that was that!

I wore the pin loom woven shawl I posted the other day and got many compliments on it. It made me really happy.

I am already looking forward to Rhinebeck next year! Until then, New England Fiber Fest is in a couple weeks!

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