Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sheep, alpacas and work

Well hello my friends! Long time no see! In case you were wondering if the earth swallowed me up whole, it did not. Not quite, anyhow.

Over the last month I was involved in a project at work that we've gone through each of the last few years which means pretty much working all hours I can manage for weeks leading up to the launch. I had no time for blogging, no time for knitting, no time for responding to emails, no time for literally anything but work for weeks, from mid-September through mid-October. It wrapped up a week ago, just in time for me to head out to upstate New York for a few days to attend Rhinebeck, AKA the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Where I was so tired from all the work I could barely manage to take any photos, so I have precious little to share with you except a few Instagram snaps.

A sneak peek of the fair isle pullover I was able to block and seam up Thursday night before I left. I wore this Saturday and got lots of compliments!


And alpacas, and llamas in the background!

And fingerless gloves that I started knitting during my travels to Rhinebeck and finished up my last night at the hotel.

That's all I've got. I'm easing back into "normal" life again after a whirlwind month. Lots of correspondence to catch up on, lots of blogs to read, lots of knitting and sewing projects swirling around in my head (finally I'll have time to play with my new serger, yahoo!). Lots and lots to do!

I hope you all have been well!


  1. Welcome back! Those gloves are so cute! :)

  2. Lovely to see a post from you :o) Love the jumper, your work is so neat! :o)

  3. Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing the jumper in all it's glory, looks super!

  4. Love your pullover and I love alpacas, they look so cute!

  5. Ooooo!! Was that the sweater you brought to the meet-up? It looks AWESOME!!! And it goes without saying that the fingerless gloves are pretty marvelous as well :)

  6. Oh my word! I can't WAIT to see your sweater!

  7. Lovely to have you back? I love your pullover, the colours are fantastic and I am amazed at how quickly you knitted those gloves!
    Love Lil x

  8. Those gloves look so feminine and are gorgeous. I've been wanting to knit up a pair but just can't find any patterns that I like.

  9. Gorgeous red nails, endlessly cute fuzzy creatures, and a fun wool fest, talk about a delightful post!

    It really sounds like you're been one busy gal as of late, and I hope that as we head into the second half of autumn, you get to relax and enjoy more time spent on your favourite interests again, sweet gal.

    ♥ Jessica

  10. Yay! Good to have you back! What a fun-looking festival! All those cute animals and wonderful knitwear. It's a cross section of wonderful.

  11. I'm excited to see your pullover!

  12. I am just in awe of your work. Love it all. Thanks for sharing!

  13. New York Sheep & Wool Festival - sounds really good! I want to visit it someday, since I'm in love with this kind of material.

    I was wearing woolen clothes during our Tweed run. If you are interested, you can find pics here http://nchick.blogspot.com/2012/10/second-tweed-run-in-kyiv.html
    Welcome :)

  14. I can't wait to see that pullover in action...you are one talented and skilled lady! I must say, also, that your nails look rather fab.


  15. can't wait to see the pullover in one piece ;)
    ... i love sheeps. so cute.



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