Monday, November 30, 2009

Handbag Finished

I finally finished the felted handbag I started last year.  It was a combination of two different bags:  Eva Wiechmann’s Not-So-Vintage Bag and her Bubble Bag.  The patterns are from her book Pursenalities: 20 Great Knitted And Felted Bags.  I liked the shape of one bag, and the use of the Noro Silk Garden yarn in the second so I combined the two.  I chose the colors to complement a shrug I knit, but I was pleased to see it complements other clothing I wear.  The fabric in the background I'll use for the lining.

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival

At the end of September I attended the first Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival on the Washington County Fairgrounds.  It was a lot of fun.  The famous New York Sheep Show in Rhinebeck has become too crowded to truly enjoy myself. I certainly did here. I bought all Sliver Moon had of this lovely bulky merino:

I hope to knit a vest out of it.

Holiday yarn had this lovely Flock Sock yarn:

Periwinkle Sheep had this purple sock yarn:

On Ravelry there's a sock with a flower on a stem along the front of the sock and I think it would be nice in this.

I found some buttons for a couple of vests I'm finishing.  One vest is white flecked with purple, turquoise and pink.  Who would have thought I'd find white buttons striped in the same colors?  The yarn came from A Touch of Twist in Pattersonville, NY. 

I enjoyed the display of hooked rugs. 

This was my favorite.

Quilt Show Findings

This fall I went to a quilt show in nearby Clifton Park.  There were a few fabrics I fell in love with and had to bring them home.  My cat Midnight liked them too:

I think the daisy fabric will be an apron.  You can't tell from this photo that the bright fabric from Robert Kaufman on the right has bluebirds, goldfinches, little blue, orange, and swallowtail butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, coreopsis and red clover.  I might use it for pillows in the living room.